Arthur Chapman Stephen M. Warner
  • Stephen M. Warner
  • Shareholder
  • Chair - Insurance Coverage
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5994  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • Hudson, Wisconsin
  • 715-257-8061  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • smwarner@arthurchapman.com
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Steve’s diverse practice includes representing businesses and insurance carriers in commercial transportation, insurance coverage, construction defect, premises liability and appellate matters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and across the Midwest.  Steve represents railroads in Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) litigation, as well as local and interstate bus and trucking companies in motor vehicle accident and premises liability matters. He has considerable jury trial and arbitration experience, and has appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals on multiple occasions.  Steve also chairs the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group.

Outside of practicing law, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and coaching youth sports.

Presentations

  • "Navigating the Waters of Performance and Payment Bonds," Minnesota Construction Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., October 2016
  • "You've Issued a Reservation of Rights, Now What?," "Insurance Coverage Panel Discussion," Minnesota Commercial Insurance Coverage Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2016
  • “Coverage Conundrums in Minnesota No-Fault,” “Mock No-Fault Arbitration Hearing,” “No-Fault-Related Panel Discussion,” Minnesota No-Fault Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., March 2016
  • “Case Law Update: Recent Trends in UM/UIM Coverage,” “Auto-Related Panel Discussion,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2015 
  • “CGL Book Update and Review,” “Coverage Trends: Cyber Risk and the Challenges of the Shared Economy,” “Insurance Coverage: A Panel Discussion,” Commercial Insurance Coverage Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2015
  • “Conflicts of Interest in Claim Handling and Litigation,” Twin Cities Claims Association, April 2015
  • “Common Coverage Issues Involving Automobiles, Bicycles, Mopeds, Motorcycles, and a Metro Transit Bus,” “Auto-Related Panel Discussion,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering,  Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2014
  • "The 411 on Minnesota Subrogation and Indemnity Principles and Handling School Bus Accidents," Twin Cities Claims Association, September 2014
  • Miller-Shugart Agreements in Insurance Coverage Disputes,” Minnesota Commercial Insurance Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2014
  • “Evolution of Additional Insured Coverage – New ISO Changes, Court Cases, and Practical Implications,” Construction Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., October 2013
  • “The 411 on Minnesota Subrogation and Indemnity Principles and Handling School Bus Accidents,” Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2013
  • “Commercial Vehicle Coverage Issues,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Minnesota Insurance Coverage Seminar, May 2013

Honors
Rising Star by Minnesota Law and Politics


Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J. D., 1996
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (Secondary Education Certification), 1991
University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A., 1989


Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1996
North Dakota, 2015
Wisconsin, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2015
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1998


Professional Associations and Memberships

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association


Licenses

Minnesota
North Dakota
Wisconsin

Practice Areas


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