Ms. Ebert joined the firm in 1994, becoming a Shareholder in 1998. Ms. Ebert served as CEO for the firm from 2017 to 2020. She was the first woman to serve as the firm's Chief Executive Officer and was on the firm's Board of Directors from 2003 to 2010, and again from 2014. Ms. Ebert has been active and held leadership roles in a variety of national, state, and local professional organizations. Dyan is a Past President of the Minnesota State Bar Association serving as President from 2020-2021. Additionally, Dyan is the Secretary of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, a position she has held since 2017. Ms. Ebert has also held leadership positions with the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, the Seventh District Bar Association, and is a member of the Minnesota Women Lawyers' Advisory Board. She is an AV Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a Minnesota Super Lawyer, and was named to the list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Minnesota in 2014 and 2021.
Ms. Ebert practices in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on employment and government liability, insurance coverage, and general casualty law. Ms. Ebert represents government entities, corporations, and individuals at all stages of the litigation process, including before appellate courts. She counsels employers on policies and procedures, conducts employment-related investigations, and represents employers in conjunction with charges of discrimination filed with state and federal investigatory agencies. Ms. Ebert is a frequent lecturer to colleagues, as well as employees, supervisors, and human resource professionals, on employment-related matters including hiring, firing and discipline, workplace behavior, employee evaluations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and anti-discrimination legislation. Ms. Ebert also represents individuals and businesses in matters involving personal injuries, premises liability, wrongful death, and insurance coverage.
Ms. Ebert is on the American Arbitration Association's no-fault arbitration panel. On November 24, 2010, the Minnesota Supreme Court appointed Ms. Ebert to serve on the Civil Justice Reform Task Force. The Task Force reviewed the Civil Justice Forum Report and civil justice reform initiatives undertaken in other jurisdictions and recommended to the Supreme Court changes to facilitate more cost effective and efficient civil case proceedings.
Since 1994, Ms. Ebert has served as coordinator of the Apollo High School Mock Trial Invitational Tournament.
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