The firm continues Britton Weimer’s and William Weeding’s long-standing law practices, providing legal representation to commercial insurance companies and their insureds, with a focus on the complex and specialized lines of employment practices liability insurance, directors and officers insurance, errors and omissions insurance, liquor liability insurance, and commercial general liability insurance. While the firm primarily serves business insurers and their insureds, our representation also includes corporate and non-profit clients needing assistance with litigation and risk management. Weimer & Weeding, PLLC (“WW”) is a niche litigation firm that primarily assists clients in the areas of:
- Commercial Insurance Defense
- Commercial Insurance Coverage
- General Commercial Litigation
Weimer & Weeding is an “AV” peer review rated firm by the lawyers’ rating organization of Martindale Hubbell. AV is the highest rating provided by Martindale Hubbell, based upon confidential ratings by judges and fellow attorneys, and is provided only to those lawyers who have reached “… the height of professional excellence … and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
The firm is located in the Wells Fargo Plaza Building in Bloomington, MN.
Britton D. Weimer
Britton Weimer is a founding partner at Weimer & Weeding. Mr. Weimer is a seasoned commercial attorney, with more than 30 years of litigation experience. His practice encompasses a wide range of insurance coverage, insurance defense, and commercial litigation, including EPL, CGL, D&O, commercial property, workers compensation, insurance and real estate E&O, accounting and medical malpractice, construction defects, asbestos, electric utilities, liquor liability, media, lender liability and products liability.
He also defends and advises employers on COVID-related claims such as wage and hour and disability discrimination.
Mr. Weimer is a successful, innovative and respected civil litigation attorney, trial and appellate. He has an “AV” peer-review rating with Martindale Hubbell. He has a national practice, and is admitted in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has briefed and argued over 50 cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has served as an expert witness in coverage cases.
Mr. Weimer is a nationally-recognized authority in insurance law. He has written and co-authored several authoritative books and treatises, including:
CGL Policy Handbook, Third Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2018)
Employment Practices Liability, Second Edition (National Underwriter, 2012)
Minnesota Insurance Law and Practice, Second Edition (West, 2010)
The Law of Commercial Insurance Agents and Brokers (West, 2007)
Directors & Officers Liability (National Underwriter, 1999)
Mr. Weimer’s practice also emphasizes litigation avoidance for businesses and non-profit organizations. He has written two national risk management books for businesses and religious organizations: Stay Out Of Court and Stay In Business (2nd ed., Common Law, 1996) and Stay Out Of Court and Stay in Ministry (CSS, 1998).
William C. Weeding
William Weeding is a founding partner at Weimer & Weeding. Mr. Weeding is an innovative, successful and respected commercial attorney, with more than 30 years of litigation experience, trial and appellate. He provides legal services for clients in the areas of:
- Commercial law
- Insurance coverage
- Appellate practice
- Insurance agents and brokers errors and omissions
- Real estate errors and omissions
- Premises liability
- Electric utilities
- Liquor liability
Mr. Weeding and Mr. Weimer practiced together for many years at Hagglund & Weimer and Hagglund, Weimer & Speidel, where they co-authored the innovative risk-management book for small businesses, Stay Out Of Court And Stay In Business, 2nd Ed. (Common Law 1996). Nationally respected attorney Gerry Spence referred to Stay Out Of Court And Stay In Business as a “valuable book” and a “great service.”
Mr. Weimer and Mr. Weeding have represented many insurers and managing general agents in commercial insurance defense and coverage, including:
- United States Liability Insurance Company
- Mount Vernon Insurance Company
- Utica Mutual Insurance Company
- Integrity Mutual Insurance Company
- Grange Insurance Company
- Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange
- Axis Insurance Company
- Great American Insurance Company
- Nationwide Insurance Company
- Safeco Insurance Company
- Cincinnati Insurance Company
- AIG Insurance Company
- Accident Fund Insurance Company
- American Family Insurance Company