Areas of Practice
St. John's University, B.A., 1995 (Magna Cum Laude)
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1998 (Magna Cum Laude)
Patrick J. Larkin
Assistant Kathleen Munson
Assistant Phone 612-746-0164
Patrick Larkin is a shareholder with Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A., focusing 100% of his practice in handling, resolving, and obtaining successful outcomes for his clients through civil litigation on a variety of subject matters. Patrick’s vast and versatile experience includes handling litigation disputes involving commercial, contract, construction defect, employment law, automobile, trucking, products liability, general casualty losses resulting in personal injury or property damage, and social host and dram shop liability matters. Patrick’s practice also includes the thorough analysis of insurance coverage on behalf of both insureds and insurers. Prior to joining Lind Jensen in 2002, Patrick also practiced criminal and family law. Though not the primary focus of his practice anymore, Patrick still effectively represents clients in both criminal and family matters should those matters arise for his clients. Patrick has extraordinary experience representing his clients at all stages of litigation, from carefully drafting initial pleadings, deftly conducting efficient yet purposeful written discovery and discovery depositions, persuasively writing and arguing motions of all types, skillfully negotiating compromised settlements at mediations, and ultimately precisely presenting his client’s case at both arbitrations and trial. Patrick has successfully tried several cases for his clients before juries, including complex, multi-party trials. Within the last year, Patrick successfully tried a 7-party, 12-day jury trial on behalf of his general contractor client in a greatly disputed construction defect case. Patrick was born and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, and he welcomes any opportunity to apply his well-reasoned and well-grounded Iron Range roots to his work. Patrick also enjoys volunteering his time in his firm’s pro bono program, representing clients through the Minnesota Volunteer Lawyers Network, which further enhances his versatile and accomplished litigation background. When not working, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He also is a spirited Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan, despite their recent losing ways.
Honors & Awards
Super Lawyer®, Minnesota Law & Politics (2014-2021)
Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics (2004, 2006-2012)
Professional Associations & Memberships
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (1999 - Present)
DRI (2010 - Present)
Themis Advocates Group (2013 - Present)
Minnesota State Bar Association (1998-Present)
Hennepin County Bar Association (2003 - Present)
Dakota County Bar Association (2011 - Present)
Published Works / Presentations
"Trying the Complex Case: Factors to Consider Now and In the Future," August 2013, MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar, Duluth, Minnesota
"Nature and Extent of Discovery Issues," September 2011, Crane Engineering Staff Training, Plymouth, Minnesota
"Anatomy of a Residential Construction Defect Case: Trial Strategies", 2007, Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pro Bono Activities
Patrick handles civil litigation, family law, and housing law matters for those in need of legal services through Volunteer Lawyers Network.
Patrick has enjoyed participating as a mock trial judge for high school mock trial competitions.
Patrick volunteers to coach his son's youth baseball team and participates in other local community events.