Laura A. Moehrle

Laura A. Moehrle

Shareholder
Location:
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Phone:
(320) 200-4928
Fax:
320-251-1415
Email:

Laura is a shareholder and trial attorney defending clients against claims of medical negligence and motor vehicle liability.  With over ten years of litigation experience, Laura understands that a successful defense requires more than a command of the law and skilled advocacy. She believes each client deserves to be represented by a lawyer who is helpful, responsive, and always prepared.

Laura represents health care providers and facilities against claims of medical negligence through all stages of litigation, including appeals. Together with the medical negligence litigation team at Quinlivan & Hughes, Laura has successfully defended a wide variety of medical negligence claims related to birth injuries, failure to diagnose, orthopedic surgeries, emergency medicine, internal medicine and nursing care.  Laura currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.

Laura also defends insurance companies in their insureds in no-fault, bodily injury, UM/UIM and premises liability claims. She has handled claims involving claims of neck and back pain, injection therapy, radio-frequency neurotomies, spinal surgery, orthopedic injuries, and wrongful death. Laura has also represented clients in cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court and is a frequent lecturer on up-to- date topics such as trial strategy, collateral source calculations, and joint and several liability.

Laura was born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of St. Thomas,  where she received a BA in Finance with minors in Economics, Philosophy, and Legal Studies, and a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.  Laura joined the firm in 2005.

  • Areas of Practice
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Defense - Automobile Liability
    • Professional Liability
    • Premises Liability
    • Appellate Law
  • Honors and Awards
    • Named Minnesota SuperLawyer, 2017 - 2018
    • Named Minnesota SuperLawyers, “Rising Star”, 2015 - 2016
  • Published Works
    • "Reallocation and the Severally Liable Defendant: Applying Minnesota Statute Section 604.02 after Staab v. Diocese of St. Cloud," Minnesota Defense, Volume 35, Issue 3, Fall 2014
    • Some More Incredibly Boring Stuff About Medicare and Collateral Source Offsets and Other Things That You Don’t Ever Ever Want To Talk About At Social Gatherings, Even With Other Lawyers; MN Defense, (Winter 2013)
    • Liability and the Sole Defendant, Applying Minnesota Statute Section 604.02 After Staab V. Diocese of St. Cloud; MN Defense, (Summer 2012)
    • "Don't Disturb the Sleeping Dog: An Overview of the Minnesota Dog Bite Liability Statute and Recent Case Law” Minnesota Defense, (Fall 2011)
    • Permitted Arguments in the Conduct of Civil Litigation (parts 1, 2 & 3); Minnesota Lawyer, January 7, 2011, January 14, 2011, January 21, 2011
    • Rule 5.04 – Does It Really Mean What It Says? – Minnesota Defense, Spring 2015 (text is in news feed)
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota, 2005
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2006
    • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2018
  • Education
    • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
      • J.D. cum laude - 2005
    • University of St. Thomas
      • B.A. summa cum laude - 2002
  • Representative Cases
    • Alice Staab v. Diocease of St. Cloud, 853 N.W.2d 713 (Minn. 2014)
    • Arvid Johnson v. Mid-American Auction Co., Inc., No. A11-301 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011)
    • Alice Staab v. Diocease of St. Cloud, 813 N.W.2d 68 (Minn. 2012)
    • Vollkommer v. Baldwin Township, No. A09-1541 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
    • RAM Mutual Ins. Co. v. Meyer, 768 N.W.2d 399 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
    • Losen v. Allina Health System, 767 N.W.2d 703 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
    • Johnson v. Progressive Northern Ins. Co., No. A08-0559 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)
    • Lake Carlos Area Assoc. v. Douglas County, 2008 WL 4007023 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)
    • Auers v. Progressive Insurance Co., 878 N.W.2d 350 (Minn. Ct. App. 2016)
    • Pardoen v. Tidd, Stearns County District Court, September 2016
    • Kapsa v. Crawford, Stearns County District Court, October 2014
    • Wolthuizen v. State Farm, Morrison County District Court, June 2014
    • Shippy v. State Farm, Big Stone County District Court, April 2014
    • Pikula v. Bock, Crow Wing County District Court, September 2013
    • DeVaan, Mast v. Moist, Swift County District Court, June 2013
    • Getz v. Peace, et. al., __ N.W.2d ___ (Minn. ____) (Amicus for Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Determination of whether Medicaid discounts are collateral source offsets, decision pending)
    • Getz v. Peace, et. al., 918 N.W.2d 233 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018) (Amicus for Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Determination of whether Medicaid discounts are collateral source offsets)
    • Auers v. Progressive Insurance Company, 878 N.W.2d 350 (Minn. Ct. App. 2106)(Effect of Purchase of Lien on Collateral Source Offset Statute)
    • Pederson v. Long, University MN Physicians, No. A16-0329 (Minn. Ct. App. 2016) (Vicarious Liability)
    • Staab v. Diocese of St. Cloud (II), 853 N.W.2d 713 (Minn. 2014) (Reallocation and Joint and Several Liablity)
    • Staab v. Diocese of St. Cloud (I), 813 N.W.2d 68 (Minn. 2012) (Joint and Several Liability)
    • Arvid Johnson v. Mid-American Auction Co., Inc., No. A11-301 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011) (Medicare and Collateral Source Offsets)
    • Vollkommer v. Baldwin Township, No. A09-1541 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010) (Township law; Constitutional claims)
    • Perseke v. Ortonville Area Health; No. A09-1048 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)(Medical malpractice)
    • RAM Mutual Ins. Co. v. Meyer, 768 N.W.2d 399 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)(Dec. Action)
    • Losen v. Allina Health System, 767 N.W.2d 703 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)(Medical Malpractice; 72 hour hold)
    • Lake Carlos Area Assoc. v. Douglas County, 2008 WL 4007023 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)(Environmental Review; road project)
  • Classes/Seminars
    • “Defending Medical Malpractice Cases” – Client Presentation, October 2018
    • Medical Malpractice Mock Trial – Rural Medicine Conference, May 2018
    • “Medicaid and Collateral Source Offset Issues” – Faculty for Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook Seminar, May 2018
    • “Collateral Source Offset Issues” – Presentation for Torts, Litigation, and Ethics Seminar, April 2018
    • “Medicare, Medicaid, Minnesota Care and Other Collateral Source Offset Issues” – Faculty for Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook Seminar, May 2017
    • “Emerging Issues with Collateral Source Offsets” – Presentation for Torts, Litigation, and Ethics Seminar, April 2017
    • “Collateral Source Offsets” - Presentation for Torts, Litigation, and Ethics Seminar, April 2016
    • "Motions in Limine and Preparing your Case for Trial" – Presentation for Torts, Litigation and Ethics Seminar, April 2015
    • "Motions in Limine and Preserving Issues on Appeal" – Presentation for Minnesota Defense Lawyers Mid-Winter Conference, February 2015
    • "Top Cases Affecting Claims Handling and Case Evaluation" – Presentation for Twin Cities Claims Association, October 2014
    • "Collateral Source Offsets after Swanson and Renswick" – Presentation for Minnesota Defense Lawyers Trial Techniques Seminar, August 2014
    • "Medical Malpractice Case Law and Rules Update" - Presentation for Joint MDLA/MNAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar, April 2014
    • "Joint and Several Liability After Staab and Update on Medicare as a Collateral Source Offset" - Seminar for Twin Cities Claims Association, September 2012
    • "Medical Malpractice Case Law and Rules Update" - Presentation for Joint MDLA/MNAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar, April 2013
    • "Joint and Several Liability, Collateral Source Offsets and their Application in Medical Liability Litigation" - Seminar for MDLA Medical Liability and Health Care Committee, September 2012
    • "Permitted Arguments in the Conduct of Civil Litigation" - Minnesota Defense Lawyers Trial Techniques Seminar, August 2012
    • "Who Wants to be a Better Supervisor" - Seminar for St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, January 2009, 2010 and 2011
    • "Automobile Insurance: Issues Related to No-Fault and UIM Coverage and Claim Handling," - October 2010
    • "Managing Malpractice Risks" – Seminar for Client, September, 2009
    • "Minnesota's Good Faith Law," Seminar for Twin Cities Claims Association, September, 2008
    • "Insurance Company Requirements, Good Faith and the Litigation Process," Seminar for Client, August, 2008
    • "Dram Shop Law Overview," Seminar for Client, August, 2008
    • "Best Practices for Document Retention Policies," Quinlivan & Hughes Breakfast Seminar, June, 2007
    • "Schmidt v. Clothier Notices: When a UIM Carrier Should Substitute," (T3) Seminar for Client, June 2007
    • "Protecting Your Assets: Considerations in Choosing an Auto Insurance Policy," Seminar for Client, June 2007
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Member
    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
    • Stearns / Benton County Bar Association, Member
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers Central, Chapter President, 2007 - 2011
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Health Care Liability Committee Co-Chair
  • Community Involvement
    • Kids Against Hunger of Central Minnesota, Board Member
    • Apollo High School Mock Trialo Head Coach 2006-2012