The business of commercial transportation presents a unique set of risks and legal challenges. Our commercial transportation attorneys have a diverse background of experience, and are equipped to face these risks and challenges for a variety of clients.
Clients choose us for the breadth of our knowledge, our creative strategies and our sophisticated litigation skills.  We understand there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all answer in the varied world of commercial transportation.  That’s why we use our diverse experience to create tailored, effective pre-litigation and litigation strategies.
Our client base includes all classes of railroad companies, light rail organizations and trucking companies as well as rail component suppliers, manufacturers, and owners. We’ve consulted, litigated and tried cases across the nation, and offer particular focus and expertise in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. 
We handle personal injury and property damage accidents, including FELA cases, crossing accidents, derailments, tractor-trailer accidents and other motor vehicle accident cases involving multiple deaths and all types of bodily injuries.  
Clients come to us for guidance in understanding and complying with federal regulations.  We assist in handling and negotiating FRA violations and working with the FRA and NTSB after major incidents including derailments and crossing accidents.  Clients also rely on our expertise in consulting and litigating employment law matters, including FRSA retaliation cases, ADA, FMLA and other employment claims.
We’ve earned reputations as accomplished trial attorneys who understand the commercial transportation industry and who provide each client with the attention and consideration they deserve. For our clients, that means less uncertainty and more solutions for making their business thrive.
Our expertise

  • Railroad
  • FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act)
  • FRSA (Federal Railroad Safety Act) 
  • Crossing Accidents
  • Derailments
  • Regulatory Advice
  • FRA and NTSB Investigations
  • Trucking
  • Injury Accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Employment Consulting and Litigation
  • Bus and Shuttle Van Companies
  • Light Rail
  • Rail Component Suppliers

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As proven counselors, litigators, and educators, we serve as a comprehensive resource for our clients. Let’s continue the conversation. We encourage you to reach out to us and learn more.

The Team

Arthur Chapman Mark S. Brown
Arthur Chapman Timothy J. Carrigan
Arthur Chapman Steven J. Erffmeyer
Arthur Chapman Sally J. Ferguson
Arthur Chapman Shayne M. Hamann
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Arthur Chapman Allison V. LaFave
Arthur Chapman Kafi C. Linville
Arthur Chapman Colby B. Lund
Arthur Chapman Lee A. Miller
Paul Rocheford
Arthur Chapman Noelle L. Schubert
Arthur Chapman Eugene C. Shermoen
Arthur Chapman Stephen M. Warner

Commercial Transportation Chair

Arthur Chapman Lee A. Miller

Commercial Transportation Co-Chair

Arthur Chapman Steven J. Erffmeyer

Areas of Focus