Class Action

Paul Dahlberg has recovered over $60,000,000 for his clients

Paul R. Dahlberg is a partner with the firm of Patterson Dahlberg, Injury Lawyers. His practice is focused strictly on plaintiff’s personal injury claims. He has represented hundreds of those injured or killed by the negligence of others. His experience includes extensive practice in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, dog bites, and products liability. He has litigated to verdict and settled countless cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injuries.

For 15 years Paul managed the Rochester office of Meshbesher & Spence. In 2009 he left Meshbesher & Spence and joined Tom Patterson who focuses his practice on Workers’ Compensation claims. Patterson Dahlberg, Injury Lawyers is a firm representing injured people throughout Minnesota.

He has served as a volunteer attorney for Trial Lawyers Care, the group who handled compensation claims for victims of the 9-11 disaster. He also is a member of MTLA, and has served on the Board of Governors for 10 years. Paul is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and is active in Federal practice in Minnesota as well. He has spoken in Minnesota and Wisconsin at seminars and continuing legal education on topics relating to serious injuries and wrongful death cases in state and federal court.

Paul Dahlberg has been certified as a life member for both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum recognizes attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and has approximately 3,000 members throughout the country.

Dahlberg is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law. His practice is focused on representing people injured in accidents such as car and truck, motorcycle, farm or other serious accidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.


JD 1992, University of Minnesota; BA 1988, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.


1992 Minnesota Supreme Court; 1992 United States District Court, District of Minnesota; 1992 United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1993 Wisconsin Supreme Court; 1993 United States District Court, District of Wisconsin; 1993 United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Employment History:

Attorney, 2009 – present, Patterson Dahlberg, Injury Lawyers
Attorney, 1994 – 2009, Meshbesher & Spence
Attorney, 1992 – 1994, Doar, Drill & Skow

Extensive Experience In:

  • Auto accident litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Single vehicle rollover cases
  • Passenger claim
  • Claims against family members
  • Commercial Truck and Bus cases

Professional Associations:

  • Minnesota Association for Justice (formerly Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), 1992 – present (Board of Governors 1997 – 2007)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association), 1993 – present


330 S Broadway
Rochester, MN

Areas (45)

Ankle & Foot Injuries

Personal Injury

Ankle and foot injuries can be temporary or they can be permanent.…more

ATV Accidents

Personal Injury

Minnesota ATV Accidents Lawyer When the weather is warm in Minnesota, the…more

Aviation Accidents

Personal Injury

Aviation accidents tend to occur under rather unique circumstances. For instance, a…more

Bicycle Accident

Personal Injury

Minnesota Bicycle Accident Lawyer At Patterson Dahlberg, we have a great deal…more

Boating Accidents

Personal Injury

Minnesota is the state of 10,000 lakes and that is why it…more

Burn Injury

Personal Injury

Burn injuries can vary in severity in addition to the psychological and…more

Bus Accident Injury

Personal Injury

Every year hundreds of people are injured or killed in bus accidents.…more

Car Accidents

Personal Injury

Car accidents and auto accidents are a leading of injury and death…more

Child Injury

Personal Injury

Minnesota Child Injury Lawyer Child injuries can occur in a number of…more

Dog Bite Injuries

Personal Injury

Although dog owners have a duty to keep their animals under control…more

Dram Shop Liability

Personal Injury

Minnesota Dram Shop Liability Lawyer A dram shop is an establishment that…more

Electric Shock

Personal Injury

Minnesota Electric Shock Lawyer Electric shock injury can be very serious, as…more

Electrical Accidents

Personal Injury

Minnesota Electrical Accidents Lawyer Electricity is dangerous and that is why a…more

Essure Birth Control Lawsuit

Class Action

The safety of a permanent birth control implant called Essure has been…more

Fire Accidents

Personal Injury

Minnesota Burn Injury Lawyer Fires can cause serious damage and they can…more

Food Poisoning

Personal Injury

Food poisoning can result in very serious illness. While most individuals experience…more

Homeowner Liability

Personal Injury

Individuals have accidents on the property of others all of the time.…more

Jet Ski Accident

Personal Injury

Jet skis are small, but they are powerful pieces of equipment that…more

Knee Injury

Personal Injury

Minnesota Knee Injury Lawyer Knee injuries can be debilitating and painful, thus…more


Personal Injury

What is available to injured claimants? Insurance will be available from your…more

Leg & Hip Injury

Personal Injury

Minnesota Leg & Hip Injury Lawyer The leg and hip are important…more

LivaNova Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler Infection Lawsuit

Class Action

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about…more

Minnesota Dog Bite Laws

Personal Injury

Minnesota Statute §347.22. Damages, owner liable If a dog, without provocation, attacks…more

Minnesota Driving Rules of Road

Personal Injury

Intersection Crashes The primary right-of-way statute in Minnesota is Minn. Stat. §…more

Minnesota Rules Involving Children’s Claims

Personal Injury

Anytime the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit is a minor (under 18),…more

Minnesota Teen Driving Rules

Personal Injury

In May 2004, a law went into effect referred to as “Vanessa’s…more

Minnesota Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Personal Injury

If your loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death,…more

Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury

Motorcycle accidents on Rochester MN roadways cause serious injuries and death to…more

Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuit

Class Action

Since Onglyza (known generically as saxagliptin) was first approved by the U.S.…more

Pedestrian Accident

Personal Injury

Minnesota Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Many pedestrians walk because they are exercising or…more

Pedestrian Accidents

Personal Injury

When you took the walk, you were doing it to exercise, do…more

RV Accident

Personal Injury

Minnesota Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyer Recreational vehicles are a lot of fun…more

Serious Injury

Personal Injury

Early investigation is critical. In some cases an expert accident reconstructionist will…more

Slip & Fall Accident

Personal Injury

Minnesota Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer A slip and fall accident, although…more

Snowmobile Accidents

Personal Injury

Minnesota Snowmobile Accidents Lawyer In the winter months, snowmobiles can be a…more

Spinal Injury

Personal Injury

If you have suffered a spinal injury due to the negligence of…more

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Class Action

A manufacturer of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, Stryker Orthopaedics, has been…more

SUV Rollover Accident

Personal Injury

Minnesota SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer Even years after people were made aware…more

Swimming Pool Accident

Personal Injury

Minnesota Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer Swimming is a lot of fun, but…more

Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Class Action

Starting with a groundbreaking talcum powder lawsuit filed by Deane Berg, who filed…more

Train Accidents

Personal Injury

Every year in the United States, there are between 2,000 and 3,000…more

Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal Injury

Traumatic brain injury causes a great deal of pain and suffering. In…more

Truck Accidents

Personal Injury

Every year commercial trucks, semi trucks, 18 wheelers, big rigs, and tractor…more

Whiplash Injury

Personal Injury

Minnesota Whiplash Injury Lawyer We all experience some kind of jolt in…more

Workplace Injury

Personal Injury

Injuries in the workplace can be devastating because they can put a…more