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David J. Koob

David J. Koob


David Koob is an experienced trial attorney who defends clients in general liability, premises liability, complex product liability, toxic tort, multidistrict litigation and drug and medical device matters. 

In more than 20 years as a litigator, David has tried hundreds of cases in jurisdictions in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and in administrative and regulatory proceedings. He has represented both public entities and private businesses. He has served as national counsel for several large corporations, including national restaurant chains, a national provider of residential security services and a national real estate development and management company, managing their litigation dockets across the country.

Serving in the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, David managed civil and regulatory matters for a variety of Minnesota state agencies. David has also represented plaintiffs in product liability matters and defended clients facing criminal charges. 

In 2022, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed David to serve as a commissioner on the Minnesota Racing Commission. He also works as a statistician for the Minnesota Vikings Radio Network and is the vice president of the Valley Athletic Association, a non-profit youth sports organization.


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • Minnesota, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1998

    Dean’s List

    Civil Rights Moot Court Competition Team

  • California Polytechnic State University, B.A., 1995

    Major: Political Science

    Dean’s List

    Vice-President, Student Government

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
    • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
    • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association


    • The National Black Lawyers Association
      —Top 100, 2023
    • Minnesota Racing Commission
      —Commissioner, 2022 – 2027

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Litigation Management,” Co-Presenter, ACC Minnesota In-House Counsel Conference, June 2023
  • “General Counsel Roundtable: Top of Mind Issues for 2023,” Moderator, NBA Gateway to Success Conference, April 2023
  • “Leveraging Social Media Against Claims, from First Report to Jury Selection,” Presenter, ACC Minnesota, June 2022
  • “Liability Prevention; How Action vs. Inaction Can Make A Difference,” Presenter, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, 2021
  • “Risk Assessment and Risk Management,” Presenter, The Risk Management Society, 2020

Judicial Clerkships

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Honorable Gary L. Crippen
    —Law Clerk, 1997 – 1998
  • Minnesota District Court, Honorable Pamela G. Alexander
    —Law Clerk, 1998 – 2000