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Francis E. Stephens

Attorney Francis E. Stephens

Francis E. Stephens

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Super Lawyers Rising Stars - Francis Eugene Stephens


I have been practicing law for over 25 years exclusively in personal injury litigation. I have successfully represented hundreds of personal injury clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims. My experience includes work on cases ranging from serious motor vehicle accidents to cases involving wrongful death, brain injury, spinal injuries, burns, limb loss, and toxic exposure.

I have successfully tried jury cases to verdict in state district court and worked on appeals, having argued my clients' cases both in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court. I am admitted to practice in both Minnesota State Court and Federal District Court.

I was nominated by my legal peers as a Rising Star of Minnesota in Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. I am an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and work as a certified arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association resolving insurance disputes for auto accident claims. I have also served as President of the John E. Simonett Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization of judges and lawyers whose purpose is to foster excellence in ethics, civility, and advocacy skills in the legal profession.

I am a 1993 honors graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was an honors graduate from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with undergraduate degrees in English, French, and political science. I also studied internationally at Appleby College in Toronto, Ontario, and at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France.

I enjoy spending time with my children hiking and exploring the outdoors. I also enjoy running trails on the north shore of Lake Superior with my dog Wyatt and competing in half-marathons. I consider myself an amateur photographer and love live music.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: English, French, and Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Arbitration Association, Certified Arbitrator
  • American Inns of Court, John E. Simonett Chapter, Former President


  • Name to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2001