Barton J. Cahill

Barton Cahill

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Barton is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has been selected as a member of the Association of Defense Trial Lawyers, an invitation only national organization whose members possess the highest degree of knowledge, skill and experience in their chosen field of practice.

Barton’s practice is focused in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, construction litigation, products liability, torts, arbitration and mediation. He is admitted in Minnesota and North Dakota and has tried many cases spanning his 26 year career.

Barton is active in a number of legal and community associations.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Construction litigation
  • Torts
  • Arbitration and Mediation


  • Civil Trial Specialist, MSBA, Civil Trial Certification Council, 1991
  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1992


  • Minnesota, 1986
  • North Dakota, 1986
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court of North Dakota, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, 1985
    J.D., Juris Doctor
  • Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1983
    B.S. Bachelor of Science
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Major: Political Science/English

Representative Clients

  • State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
  • American Family
  • General Casualty
  • The Hartford Insurance Company
  • Capital Indemnity Corporation
  • AIG
  • Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance
  • Nationwide
  • Continental Western Group


  • Member, State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Member, North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association