John M. Colosimo, Senior Partner

Personal Injury and Accident Law, School and Education Law, Employment Law
  • Accomplished personal injury representation resulting in damage settlements or awards totaling well over several million dollars.
  • Successfully tried well over 100 jury cases and countless more to the court and arbitrators.
  • Favorably argued numerous cases before the Minnesota appellate courts in the area of school and school employment law, including establishing several new legal precedents.

John Colosimo is one of the most accomplished and highly qualified civil litigators in Northeast Minnesota. With over 35 years of experience and extensive continuing professional education in the areas of civil arbitration and litigation, insurance law, and school law, Mr. Colosimo helps clients navigate the legal process to accomplish positive outcomes before the courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators.

“Aristotle described law as a healing profession. My role, my career, has been to follow that; not just to deal with the litigious issues, but to help people reach a successful outcome with the least financial and emotional impact.” - Attorney John M. Colosimo

He is an MSBA Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, an advanced specialty designation awarded by the Civil Trial Certification Board of the Minnesota State Bar Association; a Certified Civil Trial Advocate, demonstrating an enhanced level of skill and expertise in trial advocacy as determined by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; and a No-Fault Arbitrator certified by the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Colosimo is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as a “Super Lawyer” — a designation reserved for just 5% of lawyers in the state — in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury and employment litigation, and public school law. He has been a member of the Minnesota School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys and the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys since the 1970s.

Mr. Colosimo began his career as a high school teacher and coach prior to going on to law school, and currently represents over 13 public school districts across Northern Minnesota.

Practice Areas

Public school law and litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, insurance law and insurance defense litigation, employment law, and appellate practice and procedure.


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1972; Bemidji State University, B.S. in History and Political Science, 1964.

Bar Admissions

1972, Minnesota State Bar Association; 1973, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.)


John M. Colosimo


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