Benjamin Sorenson

Benjamin Sorenson

Associate

Tel: 612-338-6000

Fax: 612-344-1689

Email: bsorenson@yostbaill.com

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Assistant: DeVelle Clater-Belfrey

Tel: 612-338-6000

Fax: 612-344-1689

Email: dclater@yostbaill.com

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Benjamin Sorenson serves as lead attorney and manager of Yost & Baill’s Minnesota auto subrogation practice and also handles fire subrogation losses. Benjamin has either directly handled or supervised over 700 claim files from various clients. He has also conducted hundreds of court trials in Minnesota district and small claims courts. In addition, Benjamin has prepared and argued dozens of dispositive motions in Minnesota district court and has appeared in over twenty Minnesota jurisdictions. Benjamin continues to grow Yost & Baill’s auto practice statewide.

Outside of his position at the firm, Benjamin serves as a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician (EMT), and fire investigator with the City of Edina, Minnesota. As a firefighter for Edina, he has responded to a variety of calls including structure fires, hazardous material leaks, personal injury accidents, and a countless number of varying medical calls. He also assists the Edina Fire Investigations & Inspections Department to determine a fire’s origin and cause as a fire investigator with the City. In February 2016, Benjamin became a member of the Hennepin County Fire Investigation Team, which investigates structural fires throughout Hennepin County in cities which do not employ full-time fire investigators.

Benjamin earned his juris doctorate degree from Hamline University Law School. While at Hamline, Benjamin clerked for the Honorable Gregg E. Johnson, Minnesota District Court, 2nd Judicial District. During that time, he also worked for the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in its insurance department as an accounts auditor. After graduating from law school, Benjamin worked for a local consumer bankruptcy firm for over two years until he joined Yost & Baill.

Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). At the 2014 National Conference in Orlando, FL, along with fellow Yost & Baill attorney Kelly Micheletti, he gave a presentation titled “Speak Softly & Carry a Black Pen: Negotiation with Pro Se Defendants.” Benjamin also wrote an article in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of the NASP Subrogator, which highlighted and discussed reaching settlement with pro se defendants in auto subrogation cases.

Outside of Yost & Baill and the Fire Department, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, Italian cooking, and reading history books. He also stays active by swimming, playing racquetball, and kettlebell training.

Education

  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, with Distinction

Admission to Practice

  • Minnesota State Courts and United States District Court, District of Minnesota

Honors & Awards

  • Past Commissioner for the City of Brooklyn Park Charter Commission

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Arson Investigators, Minnesota Chapter

Presentations

  • 2014
    NASP Annual Conference – Orlando, FL. “Speak Softly and Carry a Black Pen: Settling with Pro Se Defendants,” co-presenter with Kelly Micheletti
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