Diana Young Morrissey

Partner

Diana Young Morrissey

Diana Young Morrissey

Diana Young Morrissey brings a background in personal injury, product liability and risk management to her current practice.  She has handled matters in the state and federal courts of over 25 states and in a variety of regulatory settings.  Diana negotiates and litigates tort, contract and insurance disputes, and counsels clients on regulatory, risk assessment and insurance coverage issues.

With over 30 years of litigation experience, Diana approaches client issues by seeking business solutions that avoid the expense and delays of litigation.  When such solutions are not feasible, Diana pursues litigation in a cost-effective manner, strategically gauging her approach to her client’s needs and preferences.

Before joining Wallen-Friedman & Floyd, Diana helped found Sapientia Law Group.  Prior to that, she practiced for over 26 years at Faegre & Benson, LLP.  She served as law clerk to the Honorable John E. Simonett of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1983 to 1984. Diana is AV-rated and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for her work in Insurance Law.

Professional Activities

Diana is a past chair of the Insurance and Tort Law Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Insurance for Members Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association.  She is also a member of the American Bar Association. Diana volunteers with Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) and has served as a mediator and facilitator with the Conflict Resolution Center.

Practice Areas

Business Advice

Business Advice

Providing business advice to a broad range of entrepreneurs and small to mid-size for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and charities, including issues relating to ownership, governance, management and operations.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Conducting insurance reviews for corporate policyholders and boards of directors; tendering and negotiating recoveries under fire/property policies, crime/fidelity bonds, and general/specialty liability policies; securing benefits under disability policies; pursuing and defending coverage litigation involving indemnity and defense issues; monitoring and safeguarding excess and uninsured exposures for individual, nonprofit and corporate policyholders.

Securities Arbitration

Securities Arbitration

Representing clients in investigating and arbitrating issues involving the purchase and sale of securities and regulations governing such transactions.

Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Representing clients in mediations, arbitrations, and in state and federal court cases involving issues of contract damages, intellectual property rights/breaches, and the full range of business torts.

Regulatory

Regulatory

Representing businesses and individuals in federal and state regulatory arenas (ranging from FINRA to professional licensing boards and departments of agriculture, health, transportation, insurance) on issues ranging from licensure and new product approval to targeted investigations and market conduct exams.

Tort Litigation

Tort Litigation

Representing clients in state and federal court cases involving issues of personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, property damage and business torts.

Corporate Counseling

Corporate Counseling

Advising manufacturers and service providers on contract/indemnity and risk management issues; conducting product risk assessments and product literature audits to help manufacturers reduce their product liability exposure; working with product development teams to finalize/update product warranty and warning terms, and to strengthen indemnification clauses.