Robert E. Kuderer

robert e. kudererMinneapolis Office

Direct Dial: (952) 582-4712
Office Number: (952) 581-4711
Fax Number: (952) 378-1814
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Robert Kuderer has over 23 years as a litigator and has successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict. He has also successfully argued numerous cases in various state and federal appellate courts.  Bob specializes in insurance defense litigation, surety bonds, professional liability licensure and defense, insurance coverage and consumer law disputes.  Mr. Kuderer heads the firm’s insurance coverage practice group.  He has handled numerous high-profile large loss lawsuits both inside and outside Minnesota in both state and federal Courts.  He successfully argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court the State’s seminal case establishing good faith immunity for officers and directors of non-profit corporations.

He is a continuing education lecturer and has presented at professional and trade organization conferences.

He has been perennially honored by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” in Minnesota Law & Politics.

He enjoys an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Kuderer is a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO/WPO), an international organization devoted to developing business leaders through education and exchange. He is also a long-time volunteer for Eden Prairie Youth Athletics and past President of Olympic Hills Golf Club.


  • University of Minnesota (BA) (1989)
  • William Mitchell College of Law (JD magna cum laude) (1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court – Western Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • North Dakota Supreme Court


  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court (Emeritus)
  • American Veterinary Medical Law Association
  • Charter Fellow, Society of Litigation Counsel

Author & Speaker

  • Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Practice Consult (Contributing Author);
  • Business Interruption Coverage (Clarion Legal, 2005);
  • MDLA – Insurance Coverage Issues in Psychiatric Malpractice Cases

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV rating, MartindaleHubbell’s highest rating for professional skills and integrity
  • Minnesota Law & Politics “Super Lawyer” – 2007

Reported Cases

  • Lau v. Midwest Manufacturing, No. A11-2165 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013);
  • Target Corp. v. All Jersey Janitorial Service, Inc., 916 F.Supp.2d 909 (D.Minn. 2013);
  • Martin v. Morrison Trucking, No. A10-0446 (Minn. Supreme Court, 2011);
  • TCS Holding v. Onvay, Inc., No. 07-1200 (D. Minn. 2008);
  • Payzant v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of America, 402 F.Supp.2d 1053 (D. Minn. 2005);
  • Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. Schwartz, No. 06-655, 2007 WL 1485857 (D. Minn. May 18,2007);
  • AMCO Ins. Co. v. Dorpinghaus, et al., No. 05-1296, 2007 WL 313280 (D. Minn. Jan. 12, 2007);
  • Travelers Commercial Cas. Co. v. Morales, et al., No. A06-621, 2007 WL 331129 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 6, 2007);
  • Forestview the Beautiful v. All Nation Ins. Co., 704 N.W.2d 773 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005);
  • Clifford v. Geritom Med., Inc., 681 N.W. 2d 680 (Minn. 2004);
  • Mierva v. Holmberg, No. A03-1106, 2004 WL 1050747 (Minn. Ct. App. May 11, 2004);
  • Northern States Power Co. v. Ellsworth, et al., No. A04-503 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 23, 2004);
  • Christensen v. Milbank Ins. Co., 658 N.W. 2d 580 (Minn. 2003);
  • Home Ins. Co. v. National Union Fire Ins. of Pittsburgh, 658 N.W. 2d 522 (Minn. 2003);
  • Midwest Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Schmitt, 651 N.W. 2d 843 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002);
  • Rehn v. Fischley, 557 N.W.2d 328 (Minn. 1997);
  • Progressive Cas. Ins. Co. v. Metcalf, 501 N.W.2d 690 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993);
  • American Nat’l Fire Ins. Co. v. Estate of Founelle, 472.N.W.2d 292 (1991);
  • Northland Ins. Co. v. Western Nat’l Mut. Ins. Co., No. CS-92-324, 1992 WL 153094 (Minn. Ct. App. July 7, 1992);
  • Queen’s Revenge, Inc. v. Northwestern Nat’l Cas. Co., No. C7-92-230, 1992 WL 145378 (Minn. Ct. App. June 30, 1992);
  • American Nat’l Fire Ins. Co. v. Cordie, 478 N.W.2d 531 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991);
  • Grossman v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 461 N.W.2d 489 (Minn. Ct. App. 1990);
  • The Rivers v. Richard Schwartz/Neil Weber, Inc., 459 N.W.2d 166 (Minn. Ct. App. 1990);