MINNEAPOLIS (April 6, 2006) – The global law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys in the firm’s Minneapolis office have been named among the top 40 business litigation “superlawyers” by Minnesota Law and Politics magazine. 

The five are George Eck, Marianne Short, Rick Solum, Thomas Tinkham and Greg Weyandt.

Eck practices complex civil litigation including commercial litigation, environmental litigation, and civil tort litigation, including significant products liability, wrongful death and toxic tort litigation. Short, a former state appellate judge, serves as trial and appellate counsel for a number of major companies in their most important litigation, including antitrust, securities, healthcare, products liability, and class action lawsuits. 

Solum, a former district court judge, consults on financial and commercial litigation – including securities cases, class actions, accounting malpractice cases, and more – as well as alternative dispute resolution. Tinkham, a perennial selection on many “best lawyer” lists, works in the full range of commercial litigation and has represented some of Minnesota’s best-known companies. Weyandt has a diverse litigation practice including health, disability, securities, products liability, insurance, trust and estate litigation, banking, trademark and more.

“At Dorsey, we’re proud and fortunate to have such accomplished attorneys,” said Peter S. Hendrixson, Dorsey managing partner. “George, Marianne, Rick, Tom and Greg consistently achieve positive results for clients, and they are go-to lawyers for big cases. I’m sure even their opponents in the courtroom would agree that these are exceptional lawyers.”