Steven J. Kirsch and Anissa M. Mediger Join Briggs

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July 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (July 16, 2015) – Briggs and Morgan, P.A. is pleased to announce
Steven J. Kirsch and Anissa M. Mediger have joined the firm. Kirsch and Mediger bring substantial experience in toxic torts and product liability litigation, and in alternative dispute resolution.

Kirsch is recognized as one of the nations most experienced lawyers in flammable fabrics litigation, and he also represents manufacturers and excess carriers. He formerly practiced at the St. Paul-based Murnane law firm for almost 40 years, where his practice included preparation and trial of lawsuits in state and federal courts in Minnesota and throughout the country, and was national counsel in products liability cases for clients in the field of flammable fabrics, diet supplements, asbestos and others.

Kirsch is licensed in Minnesota State and Federal courts, in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been admitted pro hac vice in more than 35 state and federal court jurisdictions around the country. He also has been active in multi-district litigation over the years.

After the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Kirsch was appointed as one of the three special masters of the I-35W Survivor Compensation Fund in 2008 by Chief Justice Russell Anderson and was reappointed by Chief Justice Eric Magnuson in 2009.

Kirsch also has a substantial ADR practice in mediation and arbitration, in which he has handled more than 1,000 cases.

Mediger practices principally in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, environmental litigation, insurance litigation, and construction defects.

Mediger has successfully tried cases to verdict and also has served as national coordinating counsel for corporations facing claims in multiple jurisdictions. Her broad litigation experience ranges from heavy farm and industrial equipment to motor vehicle components and electrical service. She has defended manufacturers and suppliers of industrial chemicals facing allegations of environmental contamination and fuel emissions, construction industry and service-related providers and product manufacturers accused of causing catastrophic injury.

Mediger is routinely called upon to defend corporations facing multi-million dollar settlement demands.

She has been admitted pro hac vice to represent corporate clients in product liability and mass tort matters in Maryland, Washington, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa and Florida.

About Briggs and Morgan

Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, is a trusted name in business law and litigation services. With offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the firm’s attorneys are committed to providing superior client service and sound legal counsel to clients nationwide. Briggs and Morgan ranks among The NLJ 350 as one of the nation’s largest firms and has received numerous accolades, including recognition by Corporate Counsel and top clients as a “Go-To Law Firm®” in the areas of litigation, corporate transactions, corporate governance, and labor and employment. The firm and its attorneys have also been selected for publication in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA.