Robert J. Leighton

Robert J. Leighton Nolan, Thompson, Leighton & Tataryn, PLC 595 Southgate Office Plaza 5001 American Boulevard West Bloomington, MN 55437
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Rob Leighton is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota and law school graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Leighton is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Minnesota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Associations, and also served as past President of the Mower County Bar Association while practicing law in southern Minnesota. He is also an active member of the Minnesota Association for Justice and served on its Board of Governors from 2003 to 2013. Mr. Leighton was honored with the MNAJ’s “Excellence Award” for his dedication to the legal profession.

Mr. Leighton has extensive experience in the area of civil litigation, and has tried and settled hundreds of cases involving disability claims, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, workers compensation and business disputes.  In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Leighton also represents trade and professional associations before governmental and regulatory bodies.  He carries an 8.2 (Excellent) AVVO rating.

Mr. Leighton served four terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving as both Assistant Majority Leader and Assistant Minority Leader. He was also appointed a member of the Workers Compensation Advisory Council, which advises the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry on necessary changes to Minnesota’s workers compensation laws.

Mr. Leighton was raised in Austin, Minnesota and presently lives in Edina with his wife Anna and children. His volunteer activities include youth sports and serving as a member of non-profit community organizations.

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Areas Of Practice:
Disability Claims
Insurance Contract Disputes
Litigation & Appeals
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
State, Local & Municipal Law
Workers’ Compensation Law
Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1991
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1991
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1988
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: Economics
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Minnesota Association for Justice, 1993 – Present
(Board of Governors, 2003-2013)
Minnesota State Bar Association, 1991 – Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, 2017 – Present
Ramsey County Bar Association, 2003 – 2016
Minnesota Governmental Relations Council, 2004 – Present
Minnesota House of Representatives, 1995 – 2003