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Paula A. Meyer

Paula A. Meyer

Senior Counsel

Paula Meyer represents clients in product liability and environmental matters, with a focus on defending chemical and medical device manufacturers. She currently serves as national coordinating counsel for a medical device company

Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, Paula advised clients in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and workers’ compensation. She has extensive experience drafting legal memoranda and dispositive motions as well as discovery requests and responses. Paula has taken and defended 150 depositions and has represented workers’ compensation plaintiffs in the courtroom. She also has experience representing clients in multidistrict litigation and drafting appellate briefs.

Paula's thorough understanding of appellate rules and procedures paired with her extensive research and writing background allows her to navigate through all phases of complex litigation. Additionally, she uses her understanding of workers' compensation law to advise her clients on regulatory compliance and strategies to minimize the risk of liability.

Outside of the office, Paula enjoys spending time with her family – especially hiking and biking. She and her husband have climbed a segment of Mount Olympus in Greece as well as several mountains in Germany.


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2013
  • South Carolina, 2018

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2013
  • University of North Dakota (The), B.A., 2010

    cum laude

Professional Associations

    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —Pathfinder, 2022


    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2023
    • Duluth News Tribune
      —20 Under 40, 2016

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "When a Prescription Isn't Enough: Increased Restrictions on Long-Term Opioid Use for Injured Workers," Presenter, Client CLE, 2015
  • "Obligations of Employees to Undergo Recommended Medical Care," Presenter, Client CLE, 2014


  •  "Customary Adoption for Non-Indian Children: Borrowing From Tribal Traditions to Encourage Legal Permanency through Bypassing Termination of Parental Rights," Journal of Law and Inequality, Summer 2012