Company History

Westermann Law Office Ltd. was founded by Jeffrey A. Westermann in April of 2011.  Prior to forming Westermann Law Office, he was a partner at Newby, Lingren & Westermann, Ltd.  Mr. Westermann has strived to be an advocate throughout his career as his resume illustrates.


Jeffrey A. Westermann

Jeffrey Westermann


Law School    William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.  1990  Graduate.

College:   University of Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota .  1987 Graduate. 
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major:  Political Science.

High School:    Duluth-East, Duluth, Minnesota .  1982 Graduate.

Legal Experience

July 26, 1993 to April 1, 2011

NEWBY, LINGREN & WESTERMANN, LTD. , Cloquet , Minnesota .

Attorney practicing in the areas of family law, bankruptcy and general litigation.

January 29, 1992 to July 25, 1993

ERICKSON & MURPHY, LTD. , Duluth , Minnesota .

Attorney practicing in the areas of general litigation and workers’ compensation.

October, 1990 to January 28, 1992

JUDICIAL LAW CLERK , Duluth , Minnesota

Honorable Jack J. Litman, District Court Judge, Sixth Judicial District.  Legal research in civil and criminal matters before the Court.  Research rules and case law for use by the Judge in preparation of written Orders and opinions; analysis of evidentiary data; assistance in Court hearings; draft Orders and accompanying legal memoranda.

January, 1989 to October, 1990

REDING & VOTEL , St. Paul , Minnesota

Draft motions and memoranda of law; legal research; prepare preliminary answers to discovery documents; perform investigative and discovery functions; summarize depositions; organize files and exhibits for trials.  General practice with a distinctive emphasis on insurance defense, including worker’s compensation.

May, 1988 to September, 1989

RESEARCH ASSISTANT , Michael Steenson, Margaret H. & James E. Kelley Professor of Tort Law

Research and writing for the second edition of Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance.  Most specifically, research in the areas of conflict of laws, right to basic economic loss benefits, coordination of benefits and legislative history.

September, 1987 to January, 1989

RESEARCH ASSISTANT , Prof. Matthew Downs, Dean of Academic Affairs

Research and briefing on current court decisions regarding property law.  Assist with administrative responsibilities. 

September, 1983 to July, 1987


Legal Correspondent.  Researched and reported new and on-going bankruptcies.  Update on-going Chapter 11 cases in preparation of financial evaluations.

January, 1985 to June 1985

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP , United States Bankruptcy  Judge Gregory F. Kishel

Legal research in the Bankruptcy Code, rules and case law for use by the Judge in preparation of written Orders and opinions; analysis of evidentiary data; and assistance in Court hearings.





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