Twin Cities Medical Malpractice Lawyer

  • Contact Info & Practice Areas

    • Full Name: Stephen C. Rathke
    • Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Email: steve@lommen.com
    • Phone: 612.336.9305
    • Fax: 612.339.8064
    • Vcard:
    • Attorney Discipline
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Contaminated Food Products Litigation (Cronobacter/Enterobacter sakazakii)
    • Criminal Defense
    • Liquor Liability
    • Medical Malpractice (Plaintiff)
    • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death (Plaintiff)
    • Products Liability
  • Profile

    Stephen Rathke draws on the extensive trial experience he gained as Crow Wing County Attorney in his present civil litigation practice. He has represented many lawyers accused of professional malpractice or misconduct. He has always been active in attorney discipline matters as a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association Ethics Committee and representing attorneys in discipline cases. He frequently represents out–of–state companies involved in Minnesota litigation. Mr. Rathke is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist. He is included in the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers®. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale–Hubbell. In the past several years he has devoted more of his practice to representation of plaintiffs in medical malpractice, wrongful death and other complex personal injury cases, including cases concerning neo–natal Cronobacter sakazakii (formerly Enterobacter sakazakii) meningitis from powdered infant formula.

  • Bar Admissions

    • Minnesota, 1971
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978
  • Published Works

    • Abolition of the Mental Illness Defense, 9 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 143, 1983
    • Plea Negotiation Under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines 5 Hamline Law Review 271, 1982
  • Memberships

    • Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 1982–1983, President
    • Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, 1978–1985, Member
    • Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, 1978–1999
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association