Paul C. Thissen

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Paul C. Thissen
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2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2436
F 612.371.3207
Linda Gavel
T 612.371.5768
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Practicing in the area of health law, Paul Thissen has been recognized as one of the 100 Influential Health Care Leaders by Minnesota Physician. He has wide-ranging legal experience, representing large and small companies in commercial disputes, gaining several victories in the Minnesota appellate courts.

Paul also serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives and was Speaker of the House for the 2013 Legislative session. He was first elected in 2002 to serve South Minneapolis and Richfield and previously served as chair of the Health Policy and Oversight Committee.

Paul is active in pro bono work and has served on the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s board of directors and founded the Access for Persons with Disabilities Program. He is active in several community organizations.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – “40 Under Forty”
  • Friend of EMS Award, for outstanding leadership and dedication to the Emergency Medical Services Community
  • ARRM Leadership Award
  • Public Official Award, Minnesota Nurses Association
  • Legislator of the Year, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health
  • Legislator of the Year, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
  • 100 Influential Health Care Leaders, Minnesota Physician
  • Best Brains in the Twin Cities, Mpls St. Paul Magazine
  • Legislator of the Year, ARC Minnesota
  • Honorary Board Member, CARES Foundation
  • Minnesota Aids Project Hanson-Henningson Award for legislative leadership
  • Paul Wellstone Advocacy Award from the Minnesota Psychiatric Society
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013)
Media & Presentations
News Releases
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Legal Alerts
09.01.12
Social media, employees who steal, health law reform, and insuring against employee claims
Minnesota Bankers Association News Sept/Oct issue 2012
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  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Professional & Community

Memberships

  • Minnesota House of Representatives, Speaker of the House (2013 – Present), Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee, Member; Appellate Practice Committee, Member
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Board of Trustees
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation, Former Member, Board of Directors
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2436
F 612.371.3207
Linda Gavel
T 612.371.5768
  • University of Chicago Law School

    (J.D., with honors, 1992)

  • Harvard University

    (A.B., magna cum laude, 1989)

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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