Arthur Chapman welcomes six new people to the firm

July 6, 2020

Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Roger H. Gross, Marissa K. Linden, Timothy P. Tobin, and R. Stephen Tillitt as well as paralegal Jaime L. Flood and legal administrative assistant Donna J. Bazoff.

Roger’s practice concentrates in automobile law, construction law, and insurance litigation. He has experience successfully arguing in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. In his free time, he enjoys running, fly fishing, and is connected to his community through various activities.

Marissa is a civil litigator who focuses her practice on general insurance defense, insurance coverage, and professional liability defense. She has broad experience defending individuals and businesses in a range of matters including products liability, construction defect, coverage disputes, premises liability, medical malpractice and personal injury claims. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys traveling, dining out in the Twin Cities, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Steve has over 35 years’ experience in personal injury, product liability, premises liability and construction cases. He has taken over 80 jury trials to verdict and is certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He currently serves on its certification board.  Steve was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2000, and now holds the rank of Advocate. Steve also has successfully argued many appeals.

For nearly 40 years, Tim has concentrated his practice on insurance coverage disputes and the defense of civil litigation. Tim is also certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict and has had success arguing over 60 cases before the state and federal appellate courts in many states. Tim has been an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law teaching Insurance Law and is frequently asked to chair and speak at legal seminars.

Jaime has over seven years of experience working in the legal industry in construction litigation, insurance defense, business litigation, and personal injury. She has a degree in computer programming and computer game development, which allows a particular focus on the intersection of technology and litigation. She is joining the team as a paralegal working with attorneys Stephen Tillitt and Marissa Linden. 

We also welcome Donna to the firm. Donna went to school at Anoka Technical College where she received her Legal Secretary certificate. She has experience working in personal injury, worker's compensation, civil litigation, construction law, employment law, social security, ADA, and AAA. She enjoys gardening, camping, finshing, cooking, and canoeing. Donna will provide legal administration support to Stephen, Roger and Marissa.