Lance D. Meyer

Lance D. Meyer

Partner

Lance Meyer focuses his commercial litigation practice on insurance-coverage, construction, products liability, and other general liability matters. In his insurance-coverage practice, Lance counsels insurers on a variety of complex coverage issues, including trigger, allocation, other-insurance, duty-to-defend, bad-faith, coordination-of-coverage, and construction-defect issues, and represents them in all stages of insurance-coverage disputes in state and federal court. He was named to the Minnesota Rising Stars list for insurance coverage in 2018. In addition to insurance-coverage matters, Lance represents contractors involved in claims, arbitration, and litigation involving construction projects and businesses and individuals involved in products liability and other commercial litigation matters. Lance has also assisted clients with appeals before Minnesota’s appellate courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lance is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Prior to joining the firm, Lance clerked for Judges Francis J. Connolly, Michelle A. Larkin, and Louise Dovre Bjorkman of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. While attending law school, he externed for Chief Judge Michael J. Davis of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and served on the William Mitchell Law Review.

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude (2012)
  • Concordia University-St. Paul, B.A. (English), magna cum laude (2009)
  • Minnesota State Courts (2012)
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota (2013)
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (2013)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin (2014)
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota (2015)
  • Wisconsin State Courts (2018)
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
    • Insurance Law Committee
    • Construction Law Committee
    • New Lawyers Committee (Recipient of 2018 Deb Oberlander New Lawyer Award)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Primerus Defense Institute- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Defense Practice Group
  • Federal Bar Association 
  • Co-Author, The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance has been approved: Now what? Minnesota Defense (Spring 2019)
  • Co-Author, The Common Enterprise Defense is Alive and Well, But Still Not Without Limits. Minnesota Defense (Fall 2017)
  • Co-Author, Condo Developer Held Liable for Design Construction Defects Under MCIOA-Is it Finally Time for a Change?, Minnesota Defense (Winter 2017)
  • Co-Author, Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law (Minnesota & Wisconsin Chapters), Defense Research Institute (2015)
  • Co-Author, A Survey of the Law of Non-Contractual Indemnity and Contribution (Minnesota Chapter), Products Liability Group of the Primerus Defense Institute (April 2015)
  • Co-Author, Writing a Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium (Minnesota Chapter), Defense Research Institute (2013)
  • Stand Up Multipositional Advantage MRI, P.A., v. Am. Family Ins. Co., 889 N.W.2d 543 (Minn. 2017) (amicus)
  • Poehler v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 899 N.W.2d 135 (Minn. 2017) (amicus)•Wilbur v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 892 N.W.2d 521 (Minn. 2017) (amicus)
  • Wilcox v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 874 N.W.2d 780 (Minn. 2016) (amicus)
  • Schroeder v. Western Nat. Mut. Ins. Co., 865 N.W.2d 66 (Minn. 2015) (amicus)
  • Publ’g House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Am. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., No. 14-CV-550 JNE/BRT, 2015 WL 5472730 (D. Minn. Sept. 16, 2015)
  • Graphic Communications Local 1B Health and Welfare Fund “A” v. CVS Caremark Corp., 850 N.W.2d 682 (Minn. 2014) (amicus)