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Tamara L. Rollins

Tamara L. Rollins

Senior Counsel

Tamara Rollins is an experienced litigator who defends medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in complex product liability litigation.  Advising on a range of liability claims for nearly 20 years, Tamara has handled all aspects of litigation from initial pleadings through discovery and trial. She has written and argued motions in state and federal court and served as first chair or second chair for dozens of bench and jury trials.

Tamara is an effective communicator with demonstrated strength in logical reasoning and attention to detail. She develops and implements strategy for litigation in state and federal court from pre-litigation evaluation through the course of discovery and trial, including budget management. She prepares her clients for deposition testimony and trial testimony, including direct and cross- examination. Tamara has also negotiated and resolved claims against her clients through alternative dispute resolution, including binding arbitration and mediation. Previously, Tamara was a civil litigation trial partner with vast experience in insurance coverage, liability defense, and anti-fraud counseling and litigation, including medical provider fraud.

Professional development is important to Tamara and she has mentored numerous younger attorneys early in their careers. In her free time, Tamara enjoys travel, reading, watching college and professional sports and spending time outdoors. In 2021, she was named a master angler by the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame.


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2001
  • Wisconsin, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Drake University, B.A., 1998

    cum laude

    Majors: Political Science and Economics

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2001

Professional Associations

    • American Brain Tumor Association
      —Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K (BT5K) Run & Walk Events Subcommittee, 2021


    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Minnesota Rising Stars, 2005, 2007, 2008 – 2012, 2014 – 2016

Judicial Clerkships

  • Minnesota District Court, Hon. John Q. McShane
    —Law Clerk, 2002 – 2004