Arthur Chapman Blake W. Duerre
  • Blake W. Duerre
  • Shareholder
  • Co-Chair - Subrogation
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5932  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • bwduerre@arthurchapman.com
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Assisting clients with the defense of civil matters, Blake concentrates his practice in areas of products liability and workers’ compensation subrogation. With more than 25 years of experience, Blake provides sound advice and counsels clients, working to solve problems with practical, realistic solutions.

Blake enjoys trying cases throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, while continuing to develop a strong national subrogation practice. Building on a reputation as a successful and tenacious litigator, he is recognized for his ability to provide clients with an early case evaluation and overall case handling strategy. Clients can then quickly decide whether a case should be settled, submitted to ADR, or tried to a jury. Blake’s status as a certified senior Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association demonstrates his commitment to helping clients find the best course of action on everything from the most simple matter to the most complex of claims.


Education

University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1985 (Honors: With honors)
University of South Dakota, B.A., 1982


Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1985
South Dakota, 1985
Wisconsin, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1986
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2002


Publications

  • “Maximizing Subrogation Recovery, Strategies for Work-Related Slip-and-Fall Cases,” Claims Management, July 2012
  • Minnesota Products Liability (Co-Author), 17th Edition, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
National Association of Subrogation Professionals
South Dakota State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


Licenses and Certifications

Licenses
Minnesota
South Dakota
Wisconsin

Certifications
National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) Certified Trial Specialist – Senior Status
Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Certified Civil Trial Specialist

Practice Areas


Legal Team