Don Trevarthen retired in 2015 from The Toro Company as Director, Division Counsel after over 25 years of service. At Toro, he had extensive experience with negotiating, drafting, and enforcing contracts across a wide range of subject matters and business units. Prior to Toro, Don worked from 1979-1987 as a Project Engineer for General Motors Corporation in Saginaw, MI and for Tennant Company in Golden Valley, MN. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in 1979 and his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1990.
Don is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Minnesota and is a registered patent attorney. He served on the board of directors of the (MN) Council on Crime and Justice from 2009-2016. He also served as a volunteer in numerous leadership roles with Greater Twin Cities United Way and with Toro’s annual United Way campaigns from 2012-2022. United Way awarded Don a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.