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Mr. Linsk practices primarily in the areas of health care, insurance, employment, and products liability litigation. He has particular experience with claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and has represented medical practitioners in regulatory and litigation matters.
He is a cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, which he attended while working full-time as a newspaper journalist. He was an editor of the William Mitchell Law Review (vol. 34); participated in the Ramsey County Volunteer Legal Services Attorney Program; interned at the Center for Homicide Research; and was recognized for achievement in the study of media law by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). He was also an extern to Judge David Minge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Immediately after law school, Mr. Linsk was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul H. Anderson, the Honorable G. Barry Anderson, and the Honorable Lorie S. Gildea, associate justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Mr. Linsk previously was an award-winning journalist for more than two decades for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Minnesota. He was an investigative reporter with the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 1999 to 2006 and contributed to coverage that helped the newspaper win the Pulitzer Prize. His work has also been recognized by the National Press Club, Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, New Jersey Press Association, North Jersey Press Club, and Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, among others.
Mr. Linsk is a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, and serves on and has chaired the federation's committee overseeing the allocation of $2.5 million in charitable funds to nonprofit agencies. He is an active member of the Twin Cities Cardozo Society. He has been a pro bono volunteer attorney for the Cardozo Society's Minneapolis Urban League Legal Aid Clinic, the Federal Bar Association Minnesota chapter pro se program, and the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. He has also been an alumni mentor for William Mitchell College of Law students.
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