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OFT handles food safety law from farm to fork.

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Food Poisoning Practice

Food cases are different. Your lawyers should be too.

With over 40 years of combined experience, the team at OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is ready to help.
With over 40 years of combined experience, the team at OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is ready to help.

We all eat. We buy and share food with family and friends, and it forms part of our culture. Every time we eat, cook, or feed our children, we trust that our food supply is safe. Yet, no matter how careful we are as consumers, our food is far too often contaminated with colorless, odorless, and tasteless pathogens.

These pathogens can be deadly and disproportionately impact our society’s most vulnerable populations — children, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems.

We formed OFT to help those injured by contaminated food get justice and to make our food safe. We focus on food because we know we can make a real difference to our clients and the safety of the food we all eat.

Why Hire Us?

Experience. Knowledge. Commitment. Results.

Choosing the right lawyer is a critical decision. At OFT, we believe that trust between client and lawyer is the cornerstone of success. Beyond honesty and trust, your lawyer should know how to handle cases like yours.

Find out if we are the right fit for you. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Experience

We have over four decades of experience. We have litigated to trial an array of personal injury and foodborne illness cases throughout the country.

We regularly handle food cases involving:

Beyond food, our lawyers have handled some of the largest and most complicated Legionnaires’ disease cases in the country, and have extensive experience litigating Minnesota personal injury cases, specifically bike crash, daycare abuse, and child injury cases.

Knowledge

OFT’s lawyers know the science necessary to prove your case. We have established relationships with the nation’s top medical doctors, microbiologists, and epidemiologists. With this intellectual fire power, we have successfully brought cases against small restaurants, the largest food producers in the world, and everything in between. From that experience, we also know where to look and what to ask when proving how foodborne illness outbreaks happened.

Commitment

When we agree to represent you, we commit to your case. We will do what it takes to win your case. Period.

We also commit to customer service. The lawyers and staff at OFT share common values, rooted in two fundamental principles: do the right thing and treat your clients as you want to be treated. When helping someone through their darkest hour, merely good client service is not enough. We strive to treat every client with care, dignity, and respect.

Notable Recoveries

$10 million

Seven infants were sickened after consuming a contaminated food product marketed to infants

$6.5 million

Verdict on behalf of a little boy who contracted a severe Salmonella infection from chicken

$7.55 million

Verdict on behalf of a little girl who contracted E. coli at a petting zoo

$2.25 million

E. coli infections contracted from a major fast food chain

$45 million

An over-the-counter medication caused severe kidney damage to multiple users

$3.4 million

A pregnant woman contracted a Listeria infection from contaminated fruit and passed the infection to her child

$3 million

Multistate Cyclospora outbreaks

$275,000

A couple contracted Salmonella from a restaurant

$525,000

A pedestrian was struck by a left-turning car, fracturing her tibia

$700,000

A semi-truck rear-ended a motorcyclist causing a collapsed lung, rib fractures and road rash

Awards & Accolades

SuperLawyers

SuperLawyers

Rising Star

University of Minnesota Law School

University of Minnesota Law School

Sidney J. Kaplan Award

Minnesota Lawyer

Minnesota Lawyer

Up and Coming Attorney

Minnesota Lawyer

Minnesota Lawyer

Attorney of the Year

University of Minnesota Law School

University of Minnesota Law School

Order of the Coif

Minnesota Law & Politics

Minnesota Law & Politics

Rising Star

Dorsey & Whitney

Dorsey & Whitney

Scales of Justice Award