William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2001, Magna Cum Laude
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, B.S.B., With Distinction
Bar & Court Admissions
- Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, Minnesota Court of Appeals
Kevin Decker is a member of the Business Litigation section and Appellate practice group and practices primarily in the areas of:
- Financial litigation
- Regulated industries
- Toxic torts
- Federal and state court appeals
Kevin has a wide range of experience in highly complex litigation matters, including representing lenders and others in fraudulent transfer and related claims litigation, railroads and utilities in toxic tort lawsuits, and various businesses in unfair competition and merger and acquisition disputes. Kevin has worked extensively on matters before the federal and state appellate courts and also on several certiorari petitions and oppositions at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kevin has defended large financial institutions, individuals and non-profits who are made targets of fraudulent transfer and related claims by bankruptcy trustees and receivers. Many such cases arise out of Ponzi schemes or other sophisticated financial transactions, allowing Kevin to draw upon his accounting background and marry such skills with his litigation experience.
Kevin was a member of the trial team responsible for handling a major case involving more than 100 personal injury/property damage claims, and causes of action by the state and city, stemming from alleged leakage of millions of gallons of diesel fuel. He also helped defend an international railroad against thousands of toxic exposure complaints related to a high-profile train derailment. Through these cases, Kevin has gained extensive appellate experience, as well as deep knowledge of federal preemption and jurisdiction issues.
Regarding utilities, Kevin has represented an electric company in matters involving stray voltage claims and alleged exposure to harmful levels of underground current. He also has experience handling litigation bars to claims that implicate tariffs filed with state utilities commissions. Kevin’s utilities work has spanned the district and appellate courts.
In his general business litigation practice, Kevin has experience with all types of business disputes. He has successfully represented innovative companies seeking to protect their intellectual capital from falling into the hands of competitors. Kevin has also advised clients when litigation arises after a failed merger or acquisition.
While Kevin was in law school, he served as an assistant editor for the William Mitchell Law Review. He also has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, where he taught federal jurisdiction.
Prior to joining Briggs, Kevin was an accountant for a Minneapolis accounting firm.
Honors & Awards
- Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers
- Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer
- Future Star, Benchmark Litigation
- July 5, 2016
- July 21, 2014
- August 26, 2011
- July 18, 2011
- April 19, 2011
- April 1, 2011
- March 16, 2011
- November 24, 2009
- December 15, 2008
- August 28, 2008
- May 9, 2008
- December 11, 2007
- February 19, 2015
- September 9, 2013
- Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Vitality of Field Preemption as a Defense to Common Law Tort ClaimsFebruary 29, 2012
- August 26, 2010
- November 23, 2009
- July 10, 2009
- May 6, 2008