Ms. Bloomquist's law practice
involves the areas of corporate, business litigation, employment and equine
law and recently expanded to the areas of family law and wills and estates. She represents numerous small
businesses in Chaska, in the multiple manufacturing and service areas. Ms. Bloomquist is recognized as a leader in animal
law and equine law. She is a frequent speaker at the National Equine Law Conference
in Kentucky, the equine law conference in California, and is regularly
published on this subject. Her
presentation at the 2009 Conference discussed the use of expert testimony in
equine litigation, which was also the topic of the chapter she authored in the
recently released American Bar Association book "Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers." In 2005,
she was the first speaker on equine law at the American Bar Association in
Chicago, IL. Ms Bloomquist was the chair
of the Animal Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar, for two consecutive years
2005-2007, and chaired the first ever Animal Law Conference sponsored by the
Minnesota State Bar Association in April 2006.
She represents equine clients throughout the world.
She received her B.A. degree in
1986 from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. degree from the University Of Oregon School Of Law in 1989. She was a
member of the National Moot Court Team, earning recognition as the top regional
female oral advocate.
Ms. Bloomquist has a combination
of litigation and corporate counsel experience, which provides her with a
unique and expansive view of matters.
She has litigated matters involving equine, employment, corporate, commercial,
contract, tax, and police excessive force, prosecution, and officer/director
liability. Her litigation experience
involves jury trials, court trials, appeals, arbitrations and ADR proceedings.
She has managed litigation as an in-house corporate attorney. Ms Bloomquist has handled diverse corporate
and transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and
a variety of commercial contracts. She
has handled numerous governmental and regulatory investigations, international
advertising, employment and contractual matters. She established innovative in-house counsel
guidelines, litigation budgets and value billing fees, policies and procedures.
Reported cases include: Gross v. Victoria Station Farms, 578 N.W.2d 757
(1998). She recently litigated precedent-setting
equine cases in Texas Federal Court and California Federal Court on product
liability matters, and the Minnesota Supreme Court on a workers' compensation
University of Minnesota
BA - Bachelor of Arts
University of Oregon School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
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