Bernard A. Meis

Bernard focuses his civil litigation practice primarily in the areas of construction law, insurance defense, wrongful death, complex litigation, products liability, and premises liability at both the trial and appellate level. Prior to beginning his practice of law, he was a staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and a law clerk for the Fifth Judicial District of the State of Iowa. During law school, he was the executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Bernard A. Meis


Main: 763-521-4499
Direct: 612-522-2039
Fax: 763-521-4482


  • Creighton University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999
  • University of Michigan, J.D., 2002

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • Maryland, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2004
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2006
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2017

Areas of Practice:

  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Land Use
  • Appeals

Professional Associations:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Representative Cases:

  • MRA Property Management, Inc. v. Armstrong, 43 A.3d 397 (Md. 2012)
  • Pulte Home Corp. v. Parex, Inc., 942 A.2d 722 (Md. 2008)
  • Montgomery Investigative Services, Ltd. v. Horne, 918 A.2d 526 (Md. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Streeter v. SSOE Systems, 732 F. Supp. 2d 569 (D. Md. 2010)