Jerry Alcazar

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 612 321 2270
United States
T:+1 312 964 7800
United States
T:+1 612 321 2270
United States
T:+1 312 964 7800
Jerry Alcazar

Jerry Alcazar


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Gerardo "Jerry" Alcazar is a seasoned trial lawyer who serves as national litigation and trial counsel for Fortune 500 corporations. His practice includes products liability, commercial litigation and other complex matters often involving high stakes litigation. Jerry's trial and arbitration experience includes representing safety product manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, food producers, grocery retailers, maritime transportation companies and custom homebuilders.

Jerry completed the ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy and currently serves on a section task force and is a vice-chair of the product liability and trial techniques committees.

Professional experience

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  • JD, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2006
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002
  • Minnesota State Bar
  • Secured a complete summary judgment decision for a US industry, worker safety and consumer goods multinational cooperation in a wrongful death case dismissing claims in both products liability and negligence.
  • Achieved award of $4.7 million for repair damages and lost business income, and $2.4 million in prejudgment interest after an 11-day trial by a federal jury in the US District Court for the District of Minnesota in Duluth on behalf of a US transportation company that operates a fleet of self-unloading vessels in the Great Lakes.
  • Product Liability. Secured a favorable confidential settlement on behalf of a baking equipment manufacturer in a matter involving the near amputation of a worker's hand.
  • Product Liability. Achieved confidential recovery on behalf of large grocery retailer in E. coli O157:H7 contamination litigation.
  • Construction Defects Arbitration. Represented custom homebuilder in an action to recover money owed under contract and defended against counterclaims. The arbitrator awarded 100 percent of the requested damages.
  • Asylum. The US Immigration Court granted Somali client's application for asylum after a 2-day proceeding.
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2023
  • Minnesota Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2020
  • Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2020
  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer , 2016
  • Rising Stars, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2013
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota Riser, 2010
  • Author, "Breaking the Ice with Jerry Alcazar," Minnesota Lawyer Magazine, April 15, 2020
  • Author, "Matching Colors And Policies: Insurers May Be On The Hook," Law360,May 1, 2014
  • Author, "Batten Down the Hatches – a Proactive and Creative Approach to Subrogation," Dec. Page- Vol. 4, No. 3,2013
  • Author, "Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Production Protections Afforded to Communications with Experts: Be Careful of What You Say and to Whom You Say It," The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Protecting and Defending Confidentiality – Fifth Edition,2012
  • Author, "A Roof by Any Other Name," Law360, March 5, 2012
  • Author, "How Fast Can a Fire or Explosion Case Be Extinguished?: Recent Developments Involving NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations," COVERAGE, Vol. 20. No. 2, March/April 2010
  • Panelist, Understanding Diverse Cultures and Working with Diverse Lawyers and Clients, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MinnesotaMay 2012
  • Co-presenter, Property Case Law Developments, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo, Orlando, Florida, April 2012
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Member and Past President
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Past Region XI President
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Past Council Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow