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Joseph C. Bourne

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612-389-0602
Fax: 612-389-0610
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Joseph C. Bourne is a litigator in the firm’s Minneapolis office.Mr. Bourne focuses his practice on complex class action litigation, with an emphasis on antitrust, consumer fraud, product defect, and data privacy and security practices. Before joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Bourne had a similar practice focused on representing plaintiffs in antitrust and class action litigation at another Minneapolis law firm.

Mr. Bourne has been nominated by his peers and recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Minnesota Rising Star in the area of antitrust litigation every year since 2014. He is active in the legal community, serving as a volunteer attorney through the District of Minnesota and the Federal Bar Association’s Pro Se Project. In recognition of his commitment to pro bono work, Mr. Bourne was recognized as a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association in 2013 and 2014.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Bourne served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Francis J. Connolly, and then to Chief Judge Edward Toussaint, Jr., at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. While in law school, Mr. Bourne served as an Articles Editor of the Minnesota Law Review.

Current Cases:

  • In re. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation (D.N.M.)
  • Aguilera v. NuWave, LLC (N.D. Ill.)
  • Stover v. Experian Holdings, Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Dang v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (N.D. Cal.)


  • University of Minnesota Law School – J.D., magna cum laude – 2009
  • Emory University – B.A. – 2005


  • Health Care’s Invisible Giants: Pharmacy Benefit Managers, The Federal Lawyer (2013) (Ellen Ahrens, coauthor)
  • Pro Se Litigation and the Costs of Access to Justice, 39 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 32 (2012) (Dan Gustafson and Karla Gluek, coauthors)
  • Prosecutorial Use of Forensic Science at Trial, 93 Minn. L. Rev. 1058 (2009)

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • California
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Professional Associations:

  • Federal Bar Association Health Law Section: Publications and Public Relations Chair (2014-2015)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section: Committee Chair of Hearsay Publication (2013-2016)
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Minneapolis:(612) 389-0600

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