Meet The Team

Sharon L. Van Dyck
Of Counsel

Sharon Van Dyck has represented individuals injured by medical malpractice and other negligence, both corporate and individual, for over 30 years. A magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, Sharon’s practice leverages her extensive expertise in handling pre-trial and dispositive motions, evidentiary motions before and during trial, post-trial motions, and appeals. Her experience extends to the Minnesota state courts (trial and appellate), and to federal trial and appellate courts around the country.

Sharon is well-known and respected by both trial and appellate judges. She is frequently sought out by other lawyers to aid in the representation of their clients in high-stakes litigation where her expertise as a team-player adds an additional layer of value for the benefit of her clients. She is known for her communication skills, persuasive briefing and oral argument, and the high quality representation she gives each client.

EDUCATION

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude – 1987
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S. with High Distinction – 1974

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Minnesota state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” every year since 1999 (an honor given to only 5% of lawyers in Minnesota)
  • Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers 2006 – 2007, 2009 – present
  • Attorney of The Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2008
  • Top Appellate Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2003 – 2007, 2009
  • Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2005, 2010
  • Excellence Award, Minnesota Trial Lawyers’ Association, 1994 – 1995, 1999 – 2000
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Rating for Professional Skills and Integrity
  • Minnesota Monthly 2014 Best Lawyers, Appellate practice
  • Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year – 2008

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Association for Justice (Past President)
  • Amdahl Inn of Court

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • “Getting Involved Can Change the Law”Minnesota Trial, Vol. 22, No. 2 at 8, Spring, 2008
  • “A Clear Path For Railroad Negligence Cases”Trial, 44, No. 2 at 50, February, 2008
  • “Recovery of Medical Expenses in a Personal Injury Case”MTLA Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring, 2006
  • “Scheibel: No-Fault Apportionment Revisited”MTLA Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter, 2001
  • “Determining ‘Full Recovery’ Under the Minnesota Anti-Subrogation Statute”MTLA Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 1 Winter, 1999
  • “Minnesota’s New Subrogation Law”MTLA Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter, 1996

Trusted & Honored by:

  • US News Best Law Firms
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer Ratings
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Trial Lawyer The Forum America's 25 most influential Law Firms
  • American Assosiation for Justice Leaders Forum