Arthur Chapman Colby B. Lund
  • Colby B. Lund
  • Shareholder
  • Chair - General Liability
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5914  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • cblund@arthurchapman.com
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Colby Lund has been a shareholder in the firm since 1989.  He concentrates his practice in defense matters involving construction defect, liquor liability, trucking and auto casualty in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He represents several insurers and self-insured companies relating to trucking, school bus, and liquor liability matters.

Clients recognize Colby for his ability to provide an early evaluation and case handling strategy enabling clients to make informed decisions as to whether a matter should be tried or submitted to ADR.  He enjoys the courtroom and has tried a great number of cases to conclusion with excellent results.

Colby is a certified trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is an active member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).  Colby chairs the firm’s General Liability Practice Group. Colby was recently selected as a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.


Education

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1981 (Honors: cum laude)
University of Colorado, B.A., 1977


Colby Lund has been a shareholder in the firm since 1989.  He concentrates his practice in defense matters involving construction defect, liquor liability, trucking and auto casualty in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He represents several insurers and self-insured companies relating to trucking, school bus, and liquor liability matters.

Clients recognize Colby for his ability to provide an early evaluation and case handling strategy enabling clients to make informed decisions as to whether a matter should be tried or submitted to ADR.  He enjoys the courtroom and has tried a great number of cases to conclusion with excellent results.

Colby is a certified trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is an active member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).  Colby chairs the firm’s General Liability Practice Group. Colby was recently selected as a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.

Honors
Super Lawyer®, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2010-16


Education

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1981 (Honors: cum laude)
University of Colorado, B.A., 1977


Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1981
Wisconsin, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2015
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1981
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2013
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1989


Publications

  • “Minnesota Dram Shop Liability Practice:  Minnesota Methods of Practice,” Fourth Edition, Thompson West, 2007
  • “Investigation of Trucking Accidents” in Compendium of Minnesota Law, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2007
  • “Summary of Minnesota Dram Shop Law” in Compendium of Minnesota Law, (Co-author), Arthur, Chapman, Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2004
  • Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota: Coverage and Defense Deskbook, Contributing Author, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2003
  • “Minnesota’s Conceal and Carry Gun Law: A New Source for Liability Claims” in Automobile Law Update, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., August 2003
  • “A Summary of School Bus Law in Minnesota,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 1999
  • “Principles of General Liability,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 1998-1999
  • Minnesota Liquor Liability Law, (Co-author), Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1990, 1992, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
American Arbitration Association
American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of Ski Defense Attorneys
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Hennepin County Bar Association, Litigation Section

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota State Bar Association, Litigation Section
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Wisconsin State Bar Association


Licenses and Certifications

Licenses
Minnesota
Wisconsin

Certifications
Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
American Board of Trial Advocates

MSBA Certified Civil Trial Specialist

Practice Areas


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