Rick L. Petry

Petry Law, P.A.

Verdicts & Settlements

$2,300,000 - wrongful acts of municipality $400,000 - breach of contract $250,000 negligent motorist $170,000 - run over by a drunk driver $80,000 - car collision shoulder injury $80,000 knee injury

Rick L. Petry – Bio

Rick L. Petry

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612.339.3852, 612.387.7229
Fax: 612.545.4989
Email: rpetry@petrylaw.com

For the past 12 years as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in Minneapolis, Rick L. Petry has championed all types of personal injury cases, including motorcycle and bicycle accidents, premises accidents, automobile accidents and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Petry has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients over the course of his career.

From the beginning of his legal practice, Mr. Petry has proven to be a skilled and tenacious Minneapolis personal injury lawyer. He has taken personal injury cases to verdict and settled many more pre-trial.

Mr. Petry has become one of the top personal injury lawyers in Minneapolis by combining extensive and relentless preparation with first-class litigation skills to achieve winning results. He starts planning his strategy as soon as a case comes in the door. Whether before a judge or a jury, he spares no expense in employing first-rate experts and cutting-edge technology to create a very persuasive case.

Mr. Petry combines personal sensitivity with practical advice to provide effective and caring resolutions to his clients’ cases. He understands how being injured affects people and their families. Rick will make it a point to relieve you of all of the worries that arise when you or a family member is hurt, so you can focus on getting healthy and returning to the enjoyment of your life. Rick has worked with hundreds of clients and their families; guiding them through the legal system so they could get their lives back.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2007


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1998 J.D.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: President, Student Bar Association
    Honors: National Moot Court
    Honors: Fellow, Gonzaga University School of Law, 1995
  • Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: American Mock Trial Association National
    Honors: Student Council Member

Representative Cases:

  • Produce Distributor v. City of Minneapolis
  • United States of America v. Thomas E. Ray, III
  • State v. Cellette
  • Center Point Capital Partners, Inc., et al. v. Minnesota Print Services, et al.
  • Client Motorcyclist v. Negligent Automobile Driver
  • Client Pedestrian v. Negligent Motorist
  • Client Child Bicyclist that Failed to Stop at Stop Sign v. Negligent Truck Driver

Honors and Awards:

  • Hamline University, Student Bar Association President
  • Rising Star – Law and Politics
  • Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year – Fredrikson & Byron

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee,
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001 - Present
  • Minnesota Association Criminal Defense Attornys, 2001 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:

  • BenePartum Law Group, PA, Shareholder
  • Rick L. Petry & Associates, PA, Founder
  • Honorable John “Jack” Mason, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota , Law Clerk
  • Fredrikson & Byron, PA , Associate Attorney
  • Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office , Law Clerk
  • Honorable R.A. “Jim” Randle, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Law Clerk


  • Delta Theta Phi

Seeking Justice. Making an Impact.

Rick L. Petry - Injury Attorney
Petry Law, PA.
Adress: 301 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 378N
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Phone: (612) 387-7229
Fax: (612) 545-4989
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