Heather H. Neubauer


Meagher + Geer, P.L.L.P.
33 S. Sixth Street
Suite 4400
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Tel: 612.371.1308

Email: hneubauer@meagher.com
Web: www.meagher.com

Heather is Chair of Meagher + Geer’s Products Liability, Asbestos, Mass Tort/Toxic Tort, and Safety and Environmental practice groups. She is also one of the firm’s leaders, serving as a member of its Management Committee.

Heather focuses her litigation practice on the following types of matters:

  • Asbestos
  • Construction Defect
  • General Liability
  • Mass Toxic Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

The emphasis of her products liability and mass toxic tort cases involve high-risk asbestos and benzene cases in Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona, Wisconsin, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Montana, and South Dakota.

She has represented manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, suppliers, and contractors in numerous cases throughout the years. Heather is involved at the national counsel level in the defense of a refractory contractor and gasket supplier. She has also defended, at a national level, a large roofing and siding company and valve manufacturer. In addition, she works on matters involving large construction defects and general products liability claims. She represents manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors in commercial and residential cases, employment law, general liability, general civil litigation, and appeals.

Prior to joining Meagher + Geer, Heather was a partner at a nationwide firm, where she managed its Minnesota Mass Toxic Torts Group. Heather clerked at the Minnesota Court of Appeals for the Honorable Gordon W. Shumaker from 2002 to 2003, where she worked on criminal and civil law cases. During this time, she was one of the editors of the Court’s 2003 Standard of Review Manual.

  • Cinda Haugen, individually and on behalf of the Estate of James Nodsle v. A.H. Bennet Company, et al., 09-2016-CV-02156, February 27, 2018 – North Dakota
  • Violet Pfenning v. A.H. Bennet Company, et al., 09-2014-CV-01770, April 4, 2017 – North Dakota
  • Judy Geier, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Douglas Geier v. A.H. Bennet Company, et al., 09-2014-CV-01765, October 4, 2016 – North Dakota
  • Maynard Borner v. A.H. Bennet Company, et al., 09-2014-CV-01250, August 30, 2016 – North Dakota
  • James Rheault v. A. O. Smith Corporation, et al., 09-2014-CV-01773, April 26, 2016 – North Dakota
  • Darrough v. NIBCO, et al., 2011 – Missouri
  • Linda Wolff, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Julian Wolff v. Armstrong International, Inc., et al., 08-1861, 2010 – South Dakota

Meagher + Geer lawyers defend clients in product liability litigation, including complex mass tort/toxic tort cases.  We serve as local, regional and national coordinating counsel.

Our lawyers have defended many pharmaceuticals and medical devices, including:

  • Fen-Phen
  • Pharmaceutical toxicity
  • Pain Pumps
  • Digoxin
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Phenylpropanolamine (cases involving severe strokes)
  • Metoclopramide (cases involving tardive dyskinesia)
  • Antibiotics (cases involving tendon ruptures)
  • Durable medical goods
We have defended clients in hundreds of product liability actions, including suits involving the following products:
  • Vehicles (motor vehicles, cars, trucks)
  • Small machinery and household products
  • Commercial packaging products
  • Windows, shingles and commercial water-line components
  • Agricultural equipment including augers, corn pickers, hay balers, silos and milking equipment
  • Industrial equipment including ammonia systems, chemical conveying systems, electrical systems and custom-built equipment
  • Dock and warehouse equipment including forklifts, manlifts and reach trucks
  • Construction equipment including bulldozers, excavators, cranes, skid steer loaders and wheeled vehicles
  • Consumer products and vehicles including ATVs, snowmobiles, watercraft and motorcycles

Since 1929, Meagher + Geer has been building the depth and experience that today serve our clients. With 80 attorneys from offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Bismarck, we’ve become one of the leading civil litigation and insurance coverage firms in the country.

More than 125 U.S. and international insurance firms rely on Meagher + Geer to provide responsive and cost-effective legal services. And we do so not only on behalf of insurers, but on behalf of medical, legal, design and other professionals; businesses of all sizes; public entities; non-profit organizations; and individuals.

Our depth and experience are available nationwide. Including our six office locations, we have attorneys licensed in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Meagher + Geer attorneys have been awarded high rankings in Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Minnesota Super Lawyers®, Great Plains Super Lawyers® and Southwest Super Lawyers®. We’re also proud to be a member of the Harmonie Group, a vetted international organization of independent law firms.