John has been helping injured people for more than 25 years. John understands that injured people need help in getting reimbursed for their lost income and medical bills.
John is also proud that the Barna, Guzy and Steffen firm is active in the community and donates time and money to many worthy charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. John is also a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, which also donates to helping hurricane and earthquake victims internationally, as well as helping families here in Minnesota.
John is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association and has extensive experience in personal injury, wrongful death, and injuries caused by defective machines or unsafe construction sites. He has tried dozens of jury trials and obtained several verdicts of over $100,000. He has also handled several cases involving various manufacturers and large insurance companies. He has attained several settlements in excess of one million dollars for clients suffering serious burn injuries, brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries.
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Current Employment Position:
Areas of Practice:
Motor Vehicle Injury
Product Liability/Utility Injuries
Dram Shop/Alcohol Liability
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Civil Trial, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1996, Re-certified 2001,2006
Civil Trial, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1997, Re-certified 2008
Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1985
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1984, Magna Cum Laude
Order of the Coif
B.A.., University of St. Thomas, 1981, summa cum laude, Political Science
Deans List All Four Years
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 – 2002
Member, Board of Governors
Minnesota Association for Justice, 1986 – Present
Minnesota State Bar Association
Anoka County Bar Association
Honors and Awards:
Minnesota Super Lawyer 2003 – 2005, 2007 – 2016
Past Employment Positions:
Jensen, Hicken, Gedde & Soucie n/k/a Hicken, Scott & Howard, Attorney, 1984 – 1989
Soucie, Buchman & Bolt, Ltd., Attorney, 1989 – 2002
John is married with four children and he has a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
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