Dyan J. Ebert
Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.
1740 W. St. German
St. Cloud, MN 56302-1008
Firm Web Site: www.quinlivan.com
State Chair - 9/2009,External Marketing Committee, Chair - 2014, 2015, 2016; Class of 2016, Finance Committee - 2016, Independence of Judiciary Committee - 2016, 2017-2018,
Practice and Personal Background
Ms. Ebert joined Quinlivan & Hughes, PA in 1994, becoming a Shareholder in 1998. She was the first women to serve as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and was on the firm’s Board of Directors between 2003 to 2010, and again from 2014 to 2019. Ms. Ebert is active and holds, or has held, leadership roles in national, state and local professional organizations including the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and the Seventh District Bar Association. Ms. Ebert is a past president of the Minnesota State Bar Association serving as President in 2020-2021. She previously served as President of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association in 2014-2015, and is currently the Secretary and Minnesota State Chair for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Ms. Ebert is also a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). She is an AV Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a Minnesota Super Lawyer, and was named to the list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Minnesota in 2014 and in 2021. She was named a Minnesota "Attorney of the Year" in 2021, in recognition of her service to the legal profession. Ms. Ebert practices in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on employment and government liability, insurance coverage, and general casualty law. Ms. Ebert represents government entities, corporations, and individuals at all stages of the litigation process, including before appellate courts. She counsels employers on policies and procedures, conducts employment-related investigations, and represents employers in conjunction with charges of discrimination filed with state and federal investigatory agencies. Ms. Ebert is a frequent lecturer to colleagues, as well as employees, supervisors, and human resource professionals, on employment-related matters including hiring, firing and discipline, workplace behavior, employee evaluations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and anti-discrimination legislation. Ms. Ebert also represents individuals and businesses in matters involving personal injuries, premises liability, wrongful death, and insurance coverage. Ms. Ebert is on the American Arbitration Association's no-fault arbitration panel. On November 24, 2010, the Minnesota Supreme Court appointed Ms. Ebert to serve on the Civil Justice Reform Task Force. The Task Force reviewed the Civil Justice Forum Report and civil justice reform initiatives undertaken in other jurisdictions and recommended to the Supreme Court changes to facilitate more cost effective and efficient civil case proceedings. Since 1994, Ms. Ebert has served as coordinator of the Apollo High School Mock Trial Invitational Tournament.
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