Paul Hopewell Attorney Bio

Paul Hopewell has been an attorney since 1996 and is currently an owner of Lilleberg & Hopewell, PLLC. Paul focuses his practice on insurance-related civil litigation in commercial and personal lines matters. This includes litigating claims, providing coverage opinions, as well as advising businesses and insurers on risk-management issues. Mr. Hopewell provides comprehensive legal and business advice to employers, as well as commercial and personal insurers. Paul is a lead member of a commercial transportation emergency response team which supervises, advises and coordinates immediate scene investigations of serious accidents with employees, insurance adjusters, field investigators, accident reconstruction and engineering experts. He has successfully handled numerous civil liability and coverage claims in various automobile-related cases, commercial transportation, landlord-tenant litigation, Dram Shop claims, homeowner insurance issues, Bad-Faith related matters and fraud . Paul has frequently lectured on motor vehicle related topics, which include No-Fault, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims, Bad-Faith, Dram Shop and fraud related issues. Mr. Hopewell has been voted a "Super Lawyer" and "Rising Star" in the Minnesota legal profession by the practicing bar in Minnesota Law & Politics on several occasions and is an AV Rated Attorney according to Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating. He is a member of the Minnesota Trucking Association, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Prior to starting law school, Paul was a four year letter winner and two year starter for the University of Minnesota Football Team from 1988-1991. Mr. Hopewell continues to enthusiastically follow his Golden Gophers. Outside the office, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and cheering on his three girls, Isabelle, Olivia and AvaMarie, in their various sporting and school events.

Jon Lilleberg Attorney Bio

Jon Lilleberg has been an attorney since 1991 and is currently an owner of Lilleberg & Hopewell. Since 1991 , his practice has focused on commercial and insurance litigation matters. He represents numerous self-insureds and insurance companies in both first and third party litigation, contract and coverage law, trucking litigation, employer liability and workers' compensation subrogation and general litigation. He has been involved in many complex litigation matters including catastrophic losses and high profile cases.

In addition to comprehensive civil litigation practice, Mr. Lilleberg serves as a mediator and arbitrator in a number of commercial and personal injury matters and contract disputes. He is a Qualified Neutral pursuant to the Minnesota Rules. Mr. Lilleberg frequently presents at seminars for clients and other lawyers on various legal issues and has been selected by his peers as a Minnesota "Super Lawyer," in Law and Politics since 2008. Jon is an AV Rated Attorney according to Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available. He is a member of the Minnesota Trucking Association Safety Council, the Transportation Lawyers Association and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr. Lilleberg is a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota where he played football under Lou Holtz and was captain in 1985. After college, he worked as a claims professional for five years and then graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1991. His claim and litigation background is helpful in providing clients with early and accurate case evaluations and in the prompt investigation of larger exposure cases particularly involving the trucking industry and products liability and subrogation cases.

Mr. Lilleberg is licensed to practice in all Minnesota Courts and in the 8th Circuit, and in Federal Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Peter Leiferman Attorney Bio

Peter Leiferman is a 2014 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law where he attended school at night while working full time during the day in the insurance industry. During his legal education, Peter spent one year as a law clerk at a litigation firm specializing in personal injury and a semester interning for the Honorable Laurie J. Miller in Hennepin County. Peter joined Lilleberg & Hopewell in 2014 as a law clerk and was brought on as an associate attorney later that year after passing the Minnesota State Bar Exam.

Mr. Leiferman represents numerous self-insureds and insurance companies in all areas of civil litigation, focusing on personal injury, wrongful death, trucking accidents, business litigation, insurance coverage and contract issues. His background working for large corporations and the insurance industry prior to law school has been a tremendous asset to our clients. He is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Peter is a 2005 graduate of Augsburg College where he received double majors in both English and Theatre. While attending school on a Performing Arts Scholarship, he participated in Augsburg Theatre, Augsburg Choir and worked full time as a bartender. In his free time, Mr. Leiferman enjoys spending time with his wife Michele, daughter Sophia and son Ezra.

Contact Jon

B. Jon Lilleberg

Phone 612.255.1130

Fax 612.255.1140

Contact Paul

Paul S. Hopewell

Phone 612.255.1129

Fax 612.255.1139

Contact Us

Lilleberg & Hopewell, PLLC

Edina Executive Plaza

5200 Willson Road, Suite 325

Edina, MN 55424

Phone (612) 255-1127