William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.

University of Minnesota

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Photo of John M. Degnan
John M. Degnan
News & Insights
View Full Bio +

John Degnan is a member of the Business Litigation Section. John is an accomplished trial lawyer and represents clients in the areas of:

  • Professional liability and disciplinary matters
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Commercial/business litigation
  • Admiralty
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Employment law
  • Qui tam actions

John regularly represents clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. He has more than 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice claims, prescription drug and pharmacy matters, products liability and issues relating to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and the federal False Claims Act. He is frequently chosen as a mediator in business disputes and employment, commercial and injury cases.

John has practiced law in the Twin Cities for more than 30 years.

Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer
  • Alumnus of Notable of Achievement, U of M College of Liberal Arts, 2007
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer and Top 100 Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who in America
  • Leading American Attorney
  • The Best Lawyers in America

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member; Civil Trial Specialist

Minnesota Rule 114 Neutral

National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Specialist

William Mitchell College of Law

  • Member, Board of Directors
  • Member, Alumni Board of Directors
  • Former President, Alumni Board

Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, 2004-Present, Master

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, 2003-Present, Member

International Association of Defense Counsel, Member

Defense Research Institute, Member

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, Member

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

  • Member
  • Former President

Creative Dispute Resolution

  • Member
  • Former President

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member