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Skare Law Office, S.C. was founded March, 2004, by Thomas M. "Tom" Skare. Tom received his Juris Doctorate degree from Hamline University School of Law in 1987. After clerking for one year for the Judges in the District Courthouse in Duluth, he joined a Law Firm in Cloquet in 1988. After 16 years of successfuly representing people, he left that firm to start Thos. Skare Law Office, S.C. to continue to provide help and representation to people.

Tom helps injured people with claims arising out of collisions or other incidents. He was named a Super Lawyer in 2002 / 2003 by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine - an honor conferred on only 5% of practicing attorneys in Minnesota. Tom is also a nationally certified civil trial specialist - certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy after gaining the necessary experience, meeting their qualification requirements, and passing an examination designed to ascertain a lawyer's expertise in the area of civil trial litigation.



Pat’s practice is and has been limited to personal injury since being admitted in 1973. He started practicing with Thomas Burns & Associates (later named Burns and Norha) where about ninety percent of client’s’ claims were for medical negligence (malpractice). The other ten percent were in smatterings of fraud, misrepresentation, product liability, security or stock sales in violation of State and Federal Security Laws, and personal injuries received from automobile collisions.

Besides continuing legal education classes and training, Pat is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College; and attended and received certification in ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) from the ADR Institute, Hamline University School of Law, a program that consistently receives nationally ratings in the top 5.

1429 Cloquet Ave. | Cloquet, MN 55720