Scott A. Neilson

Scott A. Neilson

Henson & Efron, P.A.

Recognized since 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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“Clients trust me to fix their problems. I am known for rolling up my sleeves to figure out the best approach, provide insightful advice, and achieve a solid solution.”

When there is a contentious issue that may present a liability concern, clients turn to me for the breadth of knowledge and broad perspective that comes with my 25 years of experience handling a wide variety of matters.

Whether I am providing counsel, handling a project, or managing litigation across the country as National Coordinating Counsel, clients rely on me to analyze the situation and resolve the problem quickly and cost effectively. I represent individuals, small businesses, and large corporations nationwide with litigation matters, including:

  • business
  • product liability
  • contract
  • fraud
  • negligence
  • shareholder
  • employment
  • real estate

My pragmatic approach focuses on minimizing risk, avoiding litigation whenever possible, and bringing the issue to a close. I will listen to gather the facts and discern your goals, advise on the best course of action, and work diligently to achieve it. I am comfortable talking with everyone, from the crew on the factory floor to those in the executive suite, enabling me to dig to the bottom and ensure all facts are considered.

I aim to be an excellent ambassador for my clients. Readily available and highly responsive, I often serve as a first responder for clients when staff attorneys are unavailable. I treat my clients like family because I care and want the best for them.

It is incredibly rewarding to make a tangible difference, providing my clients with the comfort of knowing that no matter what the future holds, they will be prepared for it.

See my full bio here.

Contact & Links
  • 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 1600
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., graduated 1993
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., graduated 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, Minnesota, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Multiple state and federal court admissions, pro hac vice
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section - Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Member

Henson & Efron, P.A.
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota

18 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • National Moot Court Director and Competition Team
  • Order of the Coif, University of Minnesota Law School
  • AV® Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers-Rising Stars® Edition 2000–2004
  • Selected as an AcritasStar®, 2017-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2004–2021
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities


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