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John E. Vukelich, Mediator, Tower, Minnesota.

John E. Vukelich

Vukelich Law Firm, PLLC
P.O. Box 901
Tower, MN 55790
Tel: (218) 786-0565
Cell: 612-865-6151
Fax: (218)-753-3019
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Recognized to Minnesota Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced1998
  • # of MEDS (as of 28/9/23)4000
  • # of ARBS (as of 28/9/23)500
Current Practice


I have completed civil jury trials in State District Courts in Minnesota involving injuries including wrongful death, quadriplegia, paraplegia, eye-out cases, traumatic amputation cases, traumatic brain injury cases, the gamut of orthopaedic and soft tissue cases, lost income and diminished earning capacity cases as well as prepared and argued appeals in the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

I am a very experienced Rule 114 neutral, and have mediated well over four thousand State and Federal District Court cases both in Minnesota and other jurisdictions involving a wide range of civil litigation as referred to above and including clergy as well as intrafamilial sexual abuse cases and numerous significant commercial and coverage disputes. I have also conducted private party arbitrations as a sole arbitrator and as an arbitration panel member in binding and nonbinding arbitrations as well as early neutral evaluations and fact finding and discovery disputes. I have also served as a special master.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mining
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • William Mitchell College of Law Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, April 1975, Winner Moot Court Award for Trial Excellence
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island Bachelor’s degree, June 1970
  • United States Army (honorably discharged upon completion of enlistment)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (1975 to approximately 1980)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (1975 to approximately 1982)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (now American Association for Justice) and Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (now Minnesota Association for Justice (1992 to 1998)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (2002 to 2015)

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