Bradley J. Ayers, Principal

Brad practices in the areas of product liability, premises liability, insurance and construction litigation. He represents a variety of corporations and insurers in personal injury and property damage cases nationwide. Brad has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in State and Federal Court involving products such as thermostats, high pressure paint sprayers, oil lube pumps, underground fuel tanks, elevators and processing equipment. Brad has also successfully tried insurance coverage cases involving arson, fraud and fire subrogation.

Brad graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1983. He received his JD from William Mitchell College of Law in 1988. Brad practiced as an associate with the law firm of Flynn, Gaskins & Bennett, LLP before he became a partner in 1996.  Brad joined the Morrison Sund firm as a Principal in 2010.

Brad is an active member in the Product Liability Committee for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Institute. He is also a member of the Minnesota, Wisconsin and Hennepin County Bar Associations. Brad is qualified as a mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice.  He has received a preeminent rating of "AV" from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law and Politics.

In his spare time, Brad enjoys spending time with his three daughters, playing hockey, and engaging in a variety of sports-related activities. 



 

Seminars/Publications

Brad has lectured at various Minnesota continuing legal education courses and expert seminars in the areas of product liability, fire investigation and insurance coverage.

Representative Experience

Brad's experience is best represented by the number and variety of cases he has tried:

Lori and Kenneth Naus v. Fall Creek Mutual Insurance Company,14-CV154 (Eau Claire County, Wis. 2015)

Jan Reiser and Auto-Owner’s Insurance Company v. Roger’s Staining, Inc., 09-2010-CV-00645 (Cass County, ND 2011)

Auto-Owner’s Insurance Company v. Robert H. Holmes III, 2008-CV-54 (Ashland County, WI 2011)

Diane Saarela v. MN FAIR Plan, 27−CV−06−8852 (Hennepin County 2007)

Carolyn and John Porter v. RJR Custom Homes, Inc., 27−CV−06−1730 (Hennepin County 2007)

McHugh v. Wysocky, Integrity Mutual Insurance Company, 03CV70 (Eau Claire County, WI. 2005)

Van Hoven Company, Inc. v. McC, Inc. d/b/a McCormick Construction, C3−01−8522 (Dakota County 2002)

Scotty's Pub & Bottle Shop, Inc. v. Badger Mutual Insurance Company, 01−140 DWF/RLE (U. S. District Court−District of Minnesota 2002)

Bess v. Graco Inc., 980−2180 (22nd Judicial Circuit, St. Louis, MO Circuit Court 2000)

King v. Soo Line Railroad, Schindler Elevator, Soo Line Bldg. Assoc., 97−365−JMR/FLM (Federal District 1999)

Jeske v. Graco Inc., C9−95−1124 (Chisago County 1997)

Marshall County v. Honeywell, CX−96−205 (Marshall County 1997)

The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust vs. Brian Larsen, CO−95−7656 (Dakota County 1996)

Georges v. Hoglund's Flowers, et al. vs. G.W. Holm Co. and Eliason vs. Jerry's Blacktopping, DC PI 93−004890 (Hennepin County 1994)

Henry and Laurie Gossen v. Western National Mutual Ins. Co., 48−C3−94−000455 (Mille Lacs County 1995)

Timothy Carlisle, Steven Carlisle, and Richard Carlisle, d/b/a Hansen's Radiator Repair vs. Western National Mutual Ins. Co., CT 93−005039 (Hennepin County 1994)

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. Patrick J. Burns, et al., C2−92−321 (Winona County 1993)

R.L. Christensen v. Bartley Supply, CO−89−000211 (Stearns County 1991)

Austin Mutual Insurance Company v. Bernard P. Rosen and Jeanne A. Rosen, C8−88−1774 (Stearns County 1989)

Email: bayers@morrisonsund.com

Phone: (952) 277-0131

Fax: (952) 975-0058

Assistant: Debra Blakeslee

Assistant Phone: (952) 277-0122

Assistant Email: dblakeslee@morrisonsund.com