Hilary Loynes Palazzolo

Professional Profile
As a partner at Larson • King, Hilary focuses her practice in the areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, and business and financial services litigation. She has broad experience representing clients at arbitration, in both national and international forums, and she is a co-author of Arbitration Acts: A Desk Reference - Second Edition, published in 2010. Hilary also lends her expertise to the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), where she serves as the Chair of the Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee, and as a member of the TIPS Women Trial Lawyers Task Force.

Law School
Hamline University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2008
Hamline Law Review, Symposium Editor 2007-2008, Associate 2006-2007
Jessup International Moot Court
Constance L. Bakken Research Fellow, 2006-2008
Minnesota Justice Foundation

Appalachian State University, cum laude, 2003

AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS)
American Bar Association

  • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
    • Member, TIPS Women Trial Lawyers Task Force
    • Chair, TIPS Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee (Chair-Elect, Aug. 2015 - Aug. 2017)

National Association of Women Lawyers
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Minnesota State Bar Association
Chrysalis Pro Bono Safety Project Volunteer


Honors & Awards
Presidential Scholarship
Law Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 

Publications & Seminars
Presenter: Minnesota CLE Webcast, Contracts: Contractual Indemnity Clauses – Shifting Loss to Another Party (2018)

Co-Author: Contractual Indemnity Clauses (2018)

Presenter: Mortgage Servicing In-House Counsel Forum, Updates and Emerging Issues from the “Flyover” Circuits – Northern Edition (2018)

Co-Author: Recent Developments in Excess, Surplus Lines, and Reinsurance, ABA's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Winter 2018)

Co-Author: Excess, Surplus Lines, and Reinsurance Law, ABA's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (2012-2018) 

Contributor: Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook - A Practical Guide (2015)

Presenter: Minnesota Bar Association, New Lawyers Leadership Conference (2014)

Presenter: ARIAS Fall Educational Seminar (2013)

Co-Author: Consolidation of Arbitrations after Stolt-Nielsen, Defense Counsel (2011)

Co-Author: Swanson v. Brewster: Are the Minnesota Courts Reforming the Tort System? William Mitchell College of Law, Journal of Law and Practice (April 2011)

Co-Author: Arbitration Acts: A Desk Reference - Second Edition (2010)

Co-Author: A New “Must Use” Tool in Litigation? For the Defense (August 2010)

Co-Author: Are You Able to Disregard “Manifest Disregard” After Hall Street: A Continuing and Twisted Tale IADC Business Litigation Newsletter (November 2009)

Co-Author: Commercial Litigation Committee - Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Clause State-by-State Compendium, Minnesota, Non-Compete (2009)

Co-Author: Navigating Seller's Exception Statutes, For the Defense (February 2009)

Co-Author: Viability of Mandatory Arbitrations: Are Companies Still Allowed to Pick Their Own Poison? 74 IADC 4 (2007)