Bradley R. Bultman

Professional Profile
Bradley R. Bultman represents and defends clients in complex litigation matters nationwide.  He has represented clients in mass/toxic tort (asbestos, talc, and silica), product liability, premises liability, construction, agricultural, professional liability, catastrophic personal injury, and various commercial cases.  His representative clients include Fortune 500companies, product manufacturers, premises owners, distributors, and contractors facing complex multi-party litigation in both state and federal court. 

After nomination by peers in the legal community, Mr. Bultman was selected twice for inclusion in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Personal Injury – Products:  Defense.  No more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state under the age of 40 are selected for this honor. He was also selected among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® for 2019 which is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional litigators for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters.  Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor. 

Mr. Bultman serves as national coordinating counsel for large corporations in toxic tort litigation.  In this role, he coordinates global defense strategies, works with clients to assess and analyze risk, develops and prepares corporate and expert witnesses for testimony at deposition and trial, trains local counsel, and implements case protocols.  Mr. Bultman is proficient in various stages of litigation, and is adept at drafting and arguing motions, deposing and defending witnesses, negotiating settlements, managing discovery and trial preparation, and taking complex cases to trial in various jurisdictions around the country.  Mr. Bultman understands the financial pressures placed on clients involved in toxic tort litigation, and has successfully crafted strategies to control costs, expenses, and indemnity.  He also serves as local counsel for various clients in jurisdictions such as Minnesota and Illinois.

Clients trust Mr. Bultman to handle matters of significant value in various legal areas and jurisdictions.  Of note, he has defended a Fortune 500 premises owner in numerous, multi-party, complex personal injury matters with damages alleged to be in the millions.  Additionally, Mr. Bultman has been involved with various aspects of construction rework and arbitration on one of the largest construction projects in the state of Minnesota.  He has also represented clients in a professional liability matter where damages were claimed to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. 

As a result of his expertise, Mr. Bultman is a sought-after speaker and published law review author.  Upon request, he presented at the Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium on the Trial Lawyers panel, and shared his insights on recent asbestos trials.  Mr. Bultman has also presented to various corporate counsel on the effective use of corporate representative depositions and company interrogatories. 

Mr. Bultman graduated cum laude from the Florida Coastal School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota.  While an undergrad, Mr. Bultman competed as an offensive lineman for the Gopher football team in the Big Ten Conference.

Law School
Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., cum laude 2010
DePaul University College of Law (visiting student 2010)
CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Amateur Sports Law, Federal Income Tax, and Trusts and Estates

College
University of Minnesota, B.S., 2007

Member
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Ramsey County Bar Association
American Bar Association

Admitted
Minnesota
Illinois
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Court

Awards
Super Lawyers Rising Star Honoree, Personal Injury – Products: Defense (2016, 2017, 2019)
Selected to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® (2019)

Publications & Seminars
Panelist, Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium, "The Trial Lawyers Symposium" (November, 2018)

Presenter, Larson King Field Day, "Hit Below the Water Line: Effective Use of 30(b)(6) Depositions and Company Interrogatories" (September, 2018)

“Drafted Player Compensation:  Incorrectly Hidden in the Afternoon Shadow of the Non-Statutory Labor Exemption,” 11 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 687