Robert Bennett

Firm: Gaskins Bennett Birrell, LLP
Location: Minneapolis - MN

  • 333 South Seventh street #3000
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • Tel : 612.333.9500
  • Fax : 612.333.9834

Winning matters to Bob Bennett. That is why he is a perennial “Super Lawyer” and was selected by Minnesota Lawyer as one of their “Attorneys of the Year” for 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2017. He has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements with regularity and over a span of four decades.

In the past 10 years alone, Bob was the lead trial lawyer in many high profile cases, including the Abbey Taylor pool drain wrongful death case ($8+ million), the police shooting of Duy Ngo ($4.5 million), the mechanical asphyxiation of David Cornelius Smith ($3.075 million), the Frank Baker K-9 and Saint Paul officer misconduct case ($2 million), the Koochiching County ($2 million) and Stearns County ($1.45 million) jail suicide cases and most recently, the civil rights case regarding the police killing of Philando Castile ($2.995 million).

Bob is an active, successful trial lawyer who handles all types of civil matters, including cases involving civil rights law and police misconduct, auto and truck accident cases, product liability cases, and commercial disputes of all types, more often on behalf of the plaintiff.

Professional Recognition
Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989 – Present
Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1989 – Present
Attorney of the Year – Minnesota Lawyer (2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016)
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2005 – Present
American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008 – Present

Gaskins Bennett Birrell, LLP

We have tried and won a myriad of cases: from business and commercial cases to conflicts involving the giants of U.S. industry; from patent and federal trade cases to murder cases where lives hung in the balance; from personal injury cases to civil rights cases that changed the legal landscape. We are ready to be your lawyers, your “or else.”

We are among the most experienced, talented and decorated trial lawyers in the state of Minnesota. Each of our named partners is a fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, which is widely regarded as the preeminent professional organization for trial lawyers in North America.

Robert Bennett has been named an “Attorney of The Year” by Minnesota Lawyer six times. Steve Gaskins, Robert Bennett, and Andrew Birrell have all previously been named “Super Lawyers.” Robert Bennett and Andrew Birrell have been named as one of Minnesota’s top 100 Super Lawyers three times. Andrew Noel, Paul Dworak and Katie Bennett have also been named an “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer. Andrew Noel, Paul Dworak, and Katie Bennett have also previously been recognized as “Rising Stars.”

Our practice areas are diverse, and with that diversity we bring experience and perspectives to the table that you will not find elsewhere. Whether you are a national corporation looking for representation on sophisticated matters across the country or an individual with a dire problem right here at home in Minnesota, we have a lawyer that is ready to provide you with unparalleled counseling and advocacy. The lawyers at our firm do many different things, and we excel at all of them.