Jessica J. Theisen

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Jessica J. Theisen

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Jessica’s practice includes a broad range of cases including defense of professional liability, construction defect, care facility, personal injury and other civil litigation matters. She also represents professionals before their professional licensing boards. Jessica advises clients on insurance coverage matters including issues involving bad faith. Jessica has been involved in all aspects of litigation through appeals, and has appeared on behalf of clients in state and federal court.

Jessica began her legal career at a small firm representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. Jessica’s work ethic and unique perspective allow her to obtain favorable results when defending her clients.

Jessica has been listed in Minnesota Rising Stars in 2008 to 2010, and 2014 to the present.

In her spare time, Jessica likes to spend time with her family and at her parents’ farm in central Minnesota. Her interests also include politics, Minnesota history and cooking.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2007
  • Wisconsin, 2015
Publications
  • Author, Coming Soon To A Civil Case Near You, Minnesota Defense, Spring 2013.
  • Author, Navigating Minnesota’s New First-Party Bad Faith Law, Minnesota Defense, 2008.
  • Author, Five Simple Steps to a Successful Deposition, Hearsay, 2008
  • Co-Author, Advice for Goldilocks When Hiring Good Help: Don’t Ask Too Much; Don’t Ask Too Little, Minnesota Defense, 2007
  • Author of bi-weekly updates of Minnesota legislation during the legislative session to the Defense Research Institute for publication in its weekly online publication, The Voice, 2008 – 2011.
Presentations
  • Speaker, Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About the New Amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure and General Rules of Practice for the District Courts, CLE hosted by the Ramsey County Bar Association, 2013.
Education
  • J.D., Hamline University of School of Law, 2004
  • Co-recipient, CALI Award, Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, History, summa cum laude, 2000
Associations & Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
Representative Cases
& Experience
  • Successfully defended dentists, licensed psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed professional clinical counselors, licensed independent clinical social workers, chiropractors and other professional clients before their respective professional licensing boards.
  • Obtained a defense verdict at trial for trucking client in connection with a motor vehicle accident.
  • Successfully opposed motions for partial summary judgment on behalf of subcontractor clients involving general contractors’ requests for defense and indemnification pursuant to subcontract agreements.
  • Obtained summary judgement for group home for damages to trees caused by resident. The tree owner had claimed damages in excess of $8,000,000.
  • Briefed and successfully argued appeal before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in an insurance coverage case.