Roderick C. Cosgriff

(651) 222-2922
Fax: (651) 222-2066
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Secretary/Paralegal Contact Info

Secretaries: Barbara Sharpe (651) 846-7034
Gabe Collen (651) 846-7021
Paralegal: Brian Kringler (651) 846-7035


Mr. Cosgriff has wide-ranging litigation experience in state and federal courts and has argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court. He has represented a large variety of insurance companies and self-insured corporations and has expertise in complex workers’ compensation cases. He has also written and lectured on workers’ compensation and civil litigation topics, including seminars on the use of surveillance and on trial evidence presented to the workers’ compensation judges of the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. Mr. Cosgriff is one of the founding shareholders of Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff and Johnson, P.A. Before helping found Heacox, Hartman he practiced with Gilmore, Aafedt, Forde, Anderson and Gray, P.A. from 1981 to 1996 and was a shareholder with that firm. Mr. Cosgriff is married with a 23 year old son and a 17 year old daughter. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, baseball, politics and following his son’s hockey and his daughter’s gymnastics careers.

Bar Admission

State of Minnesota, 1980
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, J.D. 1980
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976

Honors and Awards

Mr. Cosgriff is listed in Leading American Attorneys and has a Preeminent AV Martindale-Hubbell rating.

Professional Associations/Memberships

Mr. Cosgriff is a Founder of the Minnesota Bleacher Safety Committee, a parent organization that successfully lobbied at the Minnesota Legislature for the passage of the Minnesota Bleacher Safety Act in 1999. The Committee also successfully lobbied the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission to adopt the Minnesota standards as national bleacher safety standards in November 1999, and the International Code Council to adopt the standards as uniform international bleacher safety standards in 2001. Mr. Cosgriff also has served on the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s Archdiocese Finance Council and is a past chair of said Council.

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