Berens & Miller, P.A.
3720 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 349-6171     Fax: (612) 349-6416
Barbara Podlucky Berens Print

In February 2010, Barbara P. Berens became the majority shareholder in Berens & Miller.  Recognized as a SuperLawyer and an AV® Preeminent (5.0/5.0) rated lawyer, she is a 1990 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law, where she was a managing editor of the Minnesota Law review. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of Coif. Before law school, Barbara was a stockbroker and a reinsurance broker. She practices in the areas of business and employment litigation and is a former law clerk of the United States District Judge David S. Doty. Barbara served in 2011-2012 as local counsel in the Minnesota District Court antitrust litigation related to the NFL lockout. Barbara was a member of the Advisory Committee on the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota for six years. She lives in Stillwater, Minnesota.



  • B.A., Major Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1975
    • magna cum laude
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
    • National Merit Scholarship
  • Law School Classes, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1990
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif,
    • Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review 1989 - 1990
  • M.S., Course Work, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 1994-1995

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1990
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Member, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota Advisory Committee on Local Rules, 2001 - 2007
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Former Vice-Chair of Immunities & Exceptions Committee of Antitrust Section of the ABA
  • American Inns of Court (Douglas K. Amdahl, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Former Chairperson of Lex Alumnae (Women’s Alumni Organization at the University of Minnesota Law School)

Published Works:

  • Author, "Defendant's Rights to Conduct Ex Parte Interviews with Treating Physicians in Drug or Medical Device Cases", 73 Minn. L. Rev. 1451

Honors and Awards:

  • A Minnesota "Superlawyer"
  • AV® Preeminent rated (5.0/5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell

Former License:

  • Series VII and Series 63 Securities Licenses, New York, 1976

Firm News

Miller appointed as Vice Chair of National Association of Women and Minority Owned Law Firms

The NAMWOLF Board recently elected Carla Fields Johnson, from Fields & Brown (Kansas City), and Justi Rae Miller, from Berens & Miller (Minneapolis) as Vice Chairs of NAMWOLF. Along with ...



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