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Biography

Mark A. Hallberg is a respected trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience focusing on medical malpractice, personal injury, automobile and vehicular negligence, and product liability litigation. He has dedicated his career to helping clients convey their stories in compelling and meaningful ways with an emphasis on integrity and success.

Certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Mr. Hallberg has tried more than 75 trials to verdict. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization whose membership represents the top one percent of all trial attorneys in the nation. Mr. Hallberg has argued cases in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court, helping establish important legal precedents in medical malpractice law.

He has obtained several multimillion-dollar settlements on behalf of his clients, and his results are regularly listed among the state's top settlements and verdicts. He has served as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, now Mitchell Hamline School of Law, since 1998, teaching courses in Medical Malpractice Law. He regularly speaks to medical groups about malpractice issues, and has presented dozens of continuing legal education seminars.

Mr. Hallberg lives in Stillwater, Minnesota, with his wife, Mary Jo. They have two grown children.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability Litigation

Percent of Practice Devoted to Litigation

100%

Past Employment Positions

  • Mackenzie & Hallberg, P.A, Co-Founder and Trial Attorney, 1989-2003
  • Hvass, Weisman & King, Chartered, Trial Attorney, 1979-1988 

Legal Education

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1979
Degree: J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Non-Legal Education

University of Minnesota School of Business Administration, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1975
Degree: B.S.B.
Honors: With Distinction
Major: Management/Finance 

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1979
  • North Dakota

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Senior Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1988
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989

Honors

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Minnesota Lawyer Top Lawyers
  • Minnesota Lawyer Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Minnesota Top 100 Lawyers
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Settlements, Minnesota Law & Politics

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor-Medical Malpractice, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (f/k/a William Mitchell College of Law), 1998 to Present
  • Emerging Issues for Integrated Healthcare Systems and Providers, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 2000
  • Statutes of Limitation, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 2001
  • Cross Examination, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 2002
  • Issues in Wrongful Death Cases, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2003
  • Preparing the Plaintiff for Deposition, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • How to Avoid Being Sued for Malpractice, Summit Orthopedics Family Practice Seminar, 2004
  • Custom vs. Standard Jury Instructions in Malpractice Trials–Are Changes Needed? 2005 Medical Malpractice Conference, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Defendant Lawyers Association, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • The New JIG’s for Medical Malpractice Cases, 2006 Medical Malpractice Conference, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2006
  • Potential Topics of Disagreement between Defense Counsel and Plaintiff’s Counsel in Medical Negligence Litigation, 2008 Medical Malpractice Conference (with Rebecca Egge Moos), 2008
  • Statute of Limitations Update–MacRae Case, 2009 Medical Malpractice Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2009
  • Examination of Plaintiff’s Expert, Masters in Trial, 2009
  • Issues in Failure to Diagnose Cases, 2011 Medical Malpractice Conference, Robins Kaplan, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
  • The New Rules of Civil Procedure, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2013
  • New Minnesota Civil Rules, Minnesota CLE, 2013
  • 2013 Changes of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, Minnesota ABOTA, 2013
  • Voir Dire Demonstration in Medical Malpractice Trial, 2013 Medical Malpractice Conference, Robins Kaplan, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2013

Published Works

  • Actions Against Road Contractors for Inadequate Warning of Construction Hazards, 26 Am. Jur. Trials, p. 241, Charles T. Hvass, Sr., and Mark A. Hallberg, 1989
  • Law Office on the Move, Hennepin Lawyer Magazine, March–April, 1986
  • Minn. Stat. § 604.07–A New Law of Personal Injury Damages, Minnesota Lawyer, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 1986
  • The Use of Epidemiological Studies and Epidemiologists in Proving or Disproving Causation, NETWORK News for the Legal Nurse Consultant, 1994
  • The Expert Affidavit Statute, Unsheathed, Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Mark Hallberg and Teresa F. McClain, 2002
  • Molloy v. Meier Extends Genetic Counseling Duty of Care to Biological Parents and Establishes that Legal Damages Must Occur before a Wrongful Conception Action Accrues for Statute of Limitations Purposes, 31:3 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 102, Mark Hallberg and Teresa Fariss McClain, 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, Member, 1982 to Present
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, Church Council, 1984 to 1990
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, President of Church Council, 1985 to 1988
  • White Bear Yacht Club, Chair, Golf House Construction Committee, 2003
  • White Bear Yacht Club, Chair, Golf Committee, 2003 to 2004
  • White Bear Yacht Club, Vice Commodore, 2005
  • White Bear Yacht Club, Commodore, 2006
  • White Bear Yacht Club, Golf Committee, 2001 to Present
  • Western Golf Association, Director, 2000 to Present
  • William Mitchell College of Law Alumni Board, Board Member, 2005 to 2014
  • St. Paul Area Council of Churches, Board Member, 2011 to 2013
  • St. Paul Area Council of Churches, Chair, Long Range Planning Steering Committee, 2012 to 2013
  • William Mitchell Board of Trustees, 2014 to Present