David J. Yarosh

David J. Yarosh

Partner

Tel: 612-244-2904

Fax: 612-344-1689

Email: dyarosh@yostbaill.com

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Assistant: Berit A. Mann

Tel: 612-244-2923

Fax: 612-344-1689

Email: bmann@yostbaill.com

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David Yarosh’s practice is devoted to the handling of large property subrogation cases, including fire, products liability and construction defect matters throughout the United States. David has tried several cases to verdict before courts and juries throughout the State of Minnesota and elsewhere. Recently, David obtained a six-figure product liability verdict against a major vehicle manufacturer in a complex fire claim. David convinced the jury of his liability theory against the manufacturer, despite the manufacturer’s arguments that it was physically impossible for the fire to occur in the manner alleged. Based on his success against the manufacturer, David continues to serve as co-counsel in other complex vehicle fire cases across the country. David has written an article and given presentations about his experiences as a lead attorney in complex fire litigation to fire investigators, attorneys and insurance professionals.

David has vast experience handling personal injury cases from both the plaintiff and defense perspective, and also represents clients in the handling of business disputes. Finally, David has long been an advocate of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process, as he has presided over nearly 300 cases as a no-fault arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. More recently, David became a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice, allowing David to pursue his interest in mediating cases for others as his career continues to advance.

David is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. After clerking for the Honorable Judge Allen Oleisky in Hennepin County District Court, David began his litigation career focusing on insurance subrogation and defense, including a stint at Yost & Baill, where he was in charge of the automobile subrogation practice for several years. Looking to expand his litigation experience, David left Yost & Baill to focus more on insurance defense matters, but eventually rejoined Yost & Baill as a partner.

As a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) since its inception, David has also been a frequent presenter on other subrogation topics here in Minnesota and at several national NASP conferences over the years.

David and his wife Betsy both grew up and continue to reside in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. They have been ardent supporters of St. Louis Park High School, where David has coached his two girls in basketball and soccer, and where he has volunteered over the years for various fundraisers and worked as a chaperone for school dances and the senior all-night parties. David has always known the importance of athletics and physical fitness in his and his family’s lives. He played football, basketball and baseball in high school, where he was a guard on the St. Louis Park state tournament basketball team in 1979-1980. These days, David still plays basketball, but also enjoys golfing, running and biking. These activities blend with David and Betsy’s love of traveling, as they not only took a 6 day bike trip in Tuscany, Italy a few years ago, but also a hiking and kayaking trip to Japan, Viet Nam and Cambodia in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Education

  • J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin

Admission to Practice

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

Honors & Awards

  • Named Rising Star Attorney by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Law & Politics Magazine and Twin Cities Business
  • Awarded AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State and Federal Bar Associations
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals

Presentations

  • 2016
    NASP National Conference – Colorado Springs, CO. “Efficient Attorney-Expert-Adjuster Relationship Can Improve the Odds of Winning,” co-presenter with Antoine Rios and Bryan Milkent
  • 2013
    NASP National Conference – San Diego, CA. “Stainless Steel Braided Hose Losses – Successful Arbitration and Litigation,” co-presenter with Antoine Rios
  • 2012
    Whitemore Fire Consultants, Inc.’s 15th Annual Seminar, Legends Golf Club, Prior Lake, MN. “The Ford Motor Fix That Failed to Fix the Cruise Control Problem”
  • 2011
    NASP Annual Conference – Orlando, FL. “Auto Product Liability – A Look at Challenges During Trial and How to Avoid”
  • 2010
    NASP Annual Conference – Dallas, TX. Panelist, “PIP Contentions and Arbitration: In It To Win It!”
  • 2009
    NASP Annual Conference – Colorado Springs, CO. “Subrogation on the Farm: Combine Fires & Heavy Machinery Fires”
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Speaker – “Subrogation Principals”

Publications

Kudos

  • “Happy New Year Dave [Yarosh], I am pleased with the recovery on this case. I had concerns that the settlement offers would be low enough that we would be asked to more significantly reduce our demand…Thank you for your counsel and this is a good way to start the new year!” -Mark, Subrogation Unit Manager
  • “David, many thanks to you and your firm for having the fortitude to see [our case] through to a wonderful conclusion…a job very, very well done!” -Jay, Subrogation Manager
  • “David [Yarosh], I am extremely pleased with the way you handled this case for us. I appreciate your effort in this recovery, and will not hesitate to recommend your firm to others or to call on your firm again.” -Robert, Insurance Company Manager
  • “David [Yarosh], both of us would like to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent and professional service that you rendered on our behalf. Of the countless number of attorneys we have interfaced with, your services were by far the most outstanding. We believe your expertise, experience and time invested in preparation helped to expedite matters which led to a more smooth resolution of our case. Further, your calm, professional attitude helped to reassure us that the outcome would be favorable.” -James and Marilyn, insureds and clients
  • “Dave [Yarosh], Mavis and I couldn’t be any happier and thankful with how our case turned out. You and the firm really did a bang up job for us with everything.” -Bill and Mavis, personal injury clients
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