Alan W. Weinblatt
Admitted to bar, 1968, Minnesota; 1972, U.S. Supreme Court.
Alan has been in the practice of law since 1969. His overriding professional goal is to
provide quality legal service with a personal touch and at a reasonable cost. Most of his clients view Alan
as their counselor as well as their attorney.
Alan's primary areas of practice are new business start up (often called entrepreneurship),
real estate developement and campaign finance and election law. In addition, he has taught many seminars on
estate planning, wills, and guardianship and conservatorships.
In addition to his law practice, Alan is a mentor to high school students involved in the
college search process. He is also very involved in the community. A partial list of that involvement is
attached to this biography. In short, Alan is a lawyer whose advice, judgment and counsel is sought by clients,
friends and the community as a whole. He really cares about the impact that the law has on you.
You may have heard of some of Alan's better known cases. He has secured fair reapportionment
of legislative and congressional districts in four decades. He brought the suit that resulted in prohibiting
involuntary electric shock without prior court permission. He has represented the Democratic Farmer Labor Party
and its candidates for many years, but his appearance before the Minnesota Supreme Court in the days following
the death of Senator Paul Wellstone on behalf of voters who wanted the right to vote for Paul's successor was
one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of his career.
Education: University of Minnesota (B.A., 1965; J.D., cum laude, 1968). Phi Delta Phi.
Experience: Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, 1968-1969;
Member, Board of Directors, 1971-1976 and President, 1973-1975, Legal Assistance, Ramsey County;
District Court Commissioner, Dakota County, 1979-1982;
President, Anti Defamation League, 1983-1985;
Member, Board of Trustees, American Jewish Historical Society, 1994-1999;
Member, International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates;
State Advisory Committee Chairman, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Minnesota, 1998-.
Legal Associations: Ramsey County Bar Association (Member, Executive Committee, 1983-1986; Chair, Real Estate Section, 1985-1987; Chairman, Minnesota LAWPAC, 1988-1992),
Minnesota State Bar Association (Member, Judicial Administration Committee) and
American Bar Association; American Judicature Society (Board of Directors, 1993-1999).
Publications: "The Courts and Political Parties," The Hennepin Lawyer, Vol. 37, No. 1, September, 1968.