Bradley M. Jones - Meagher & Geer P.L.L.P.

Bradley M. Jones

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

For more than 35 years, Bradley Jones has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters and transactions. He is recognized nationally, and locally as a leader in several practice areas. He is also one of the firm’s leaders as a member of its management committee. Bradley focuses his practice on litigation, including (1) insurance coverage and extra-contractual liability disputes arising out of a variety of liability, property, life, and accident and health insurance products; (2) professional liability defense; (3) employment claims; (4) products liability claims; (5) general commercial disputes; and (6) director and officer claims. His clients include businesses and individuals, self-insureds, third-party administrators and insurers. Bradley’s insurance practice involves claims and litigation across the country.

Additional Information

Professional Affiliations — American Bar Association—Involved member of the following sections: Business Law Section; Litigation Section; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Excess and Surplus Lines Committee, Vice-Chair (1996-2003), Professionalism Committee, Member (2000-2001), Intellectual Property Committee, Chair-Elect (1998), Chair (1998-1999), Vice-Chair (1999-2001), Emerging Issues Committee, Member (1999-2000), Membership Committee, Member (1993-1994),  Membership Involvement Committee, Chair (1992-1993), Professional, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Law Committee, Chair (1989-1990);  Claims & Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, President, CLM Twin Cities Chapter (2016-2018);  The Harmonie Group, President (2001-2003), President-Elect (1999-2001), and Board Member (1997-  ); Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Member of the national organization (1998-  ) and Co-Chair, North Central States Chapter (1999); International Association of Defense Counsel, Member (1998-  )
Minnesota State University MankatoBA 1974Seton Hall UniversityJ.D. 1978
American Bar Association Business Law SectionAmerican Bar Association Litigation SectionInternational Association of Defense CounselThe Harmonie GroupClaims & Litigation Management (CLM) AllianceProfessional Liability Underwriting Society

Case History

Recall Total Info. Mgmt., Inc. v. Fed. Ins. Co., 317 Conn. 46, 115 A.3d 458 (2015) — --Affirming the appellate court’s affirmance of the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of insurer on duty to defend claims arising out of the loss of tapes with personal employee information on them, holding that the appellate court’s reasoning was sound: (1) “there was no breach of the duty to defend that would preclude the defendants from raising coverage defenses because the settlement negotiations involving the plaintiffs and [the employer] did not constitute a ‘[s]uit’ or ‘other dispute resolution proceeding,’ which, pursuant to the policies, would have triggered a duty to defend,” and (2) “the loss of the computer tapes did not constitute a ‘personal injury’ as defined by the policies because there had been no ‘publication’ of the information stored on the tapes resulting in a violation of a person's right to privacy”) We were coverage counsel and then monitoring counsel and participated in developing the case. 
Scottsdale Indem. Co. v. Village of Crestwood, 673 F.3d 715 (7th Cir. 2012) — Pollution exclusions bar coverage, thus no duty to defend and no $50 million policy-limits exposure in response to claims that Illinois municipality provided contaminated drinking water to its residents for more than twenty years; municipal distribution of contaminated water is “traditional environmental pollution” even though village was not original source of pollution; pollution exclusion bars coverage even though distributing drinking water might constitute “core business” of the municipality.
Charles Stafford v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., No. 10-1397 (3d Cir.) (December 3, 2010) (applying N.J. law), reh’g en banc den. (Jan. 4, 2011) — Finding no duty to defend or indemnify under homeowner’s policy based upon animal exclusion.
Piper Jaffray Companies, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co., 967 F.Supp. 1148 (D.Minn. 1997); 38 F.Supp.2d 771 (D.Minn. 1999) — Directors' and officers' liability insurance coverage.
Domtar, Inc. v. Niagara Fire Insurance Co., reported cases at 563 N.W.3d 724 (Minn. 1997); 552 N.W.2d 738 (Minn.App. 1996); 533 N.W.2d 25 (Minn. 1995); 518 N.W.2d 58 (Minn.App. 1994) — Environmental liability insurance coverage and personal jurisdiction.

Office Location

33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States

Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Bad Faith, Coverage, Defense, Dispute Resolution, Employment Practices Liability, Environmental, Liability Insurance, Plaintiffs, Property, Reinsurance)

Other Information

Gender: Male