Mr. Hintz received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. For over ten years, Mr. Hintz has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to defending legal and medical professionals in malpractice litigation and administrative matters before the various licensing boards. He has been named a “Rising Star” every year since 2006 by the Super Lawyers rating service.
In addition to practicing law at Burke & Thomas, Mr. Hintz has served as an adjunct appellate professor at William Mitchell College of Law since 2005. He also served two terms on the Ramsey County Bar Association’s Ethics Committee from 2007 to 2013, investigating ethics complaints against attorneys.
In addition to his legal work, Mr. Hintz enjoys spending time with his family, cooking on the Big Green Egg, barefoot waterskiing, hunting and ice fishing.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Professional Liability
- Professional Ethics
- Appellate Practice
- Personal Injury
- William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MN: J.D., 2001
- University of Minnesota: B.A., 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
- Minnesota Supreme Court
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLISHED WORKS
“Notice and Cooperation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Piklala, PA, Commercial General Liability Insurance Law Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, May 5, 2011.
“An Estate Planners Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Malpractice Claims,” Hennepin County Bar Association CLE, Minneapolis, MN, November 23, 2009.
“Examining Minnesota’s Bad Faith Law,” co-presented with Jim Sherburne, Ramsey County Bar Association CLE, St. Paul, MN, October 9, 2009.
“Lawyers as Storytellers,” co-presented with Kari Hainey, Chad Drown, Shirlene Perrin and moderated by Fred McGrath, Minnesota Legal Education Webcast Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, June 4, 2009.
“Navigating Minnesota’s Expert Affidavit Requirements for Professional Malpractice Cases,” co-presented with Bryon G. Ascheman, Minnesota Legal Education Webcast Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, May 15, 2009.
“Keeping Your Case in Court – Minnesota’s Expert Affidavit Requirements for Professional Malpractice Cases,” co-presented with Jeremy J. Sundheim, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Webcast Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, February 5, 2008.
“The Basics of Legal Malpractice: Claims, Defense and Prevention,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Webcast Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, June 6, 2007.
“How to Handle and/or Avoid Difficult Deposition Situations,” co-presented with Kathryn R. Downey at 42nd Annual MDLA Mid-Winter Conference, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN, February 9-11, 2007.
“Preserving Coverage Through an Understanding of the Notice Requirements of Your Claims-made Professional Liability Insurance Policy,” The Objection, Volume II, Winter 2007.
“The Basics of Legal Malpractice,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Webcast Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, October 20, 2006.
“Legal Malpractice: What Every New Lawyer Should Know,” co-presented with Kathryn R. Downey at 41st Annual MDLA Mid-Winter Conference, Giants Ridge, Biwabek, MN, February 10-12, 2006.
“Defending Motions to Amend a Complaint to Add a Claim of Punitive Damages,” The Objection, Volume 1, Winter 2006.
“Case Law Update: Law Firm Liability for Disclosing Medical Records to an Expert Witness,” Minnesota Defense, Volume 26, Issue 2, Summer 2005.
“Law Firm Liability for Disclosing Medical Records to an Expert Witness,” Minnesota Defense, Volume 25, Issue 2, Summer 2004.
“Writing to Win? Avoiding Common Substantive Legal Writing Mishaps Can Make the Difference,” Minnesota Defense, Volume 24, Issue 4, Fall 2003.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Ramsey County Bar Association
- Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association