Peter G. Mikhail

Peter G. Mikhail

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Peter Mikhail is a shareholder at Kennedy & Graven, Chartered. He practices in the areas of Eminent Domain, Construction Litigation, Real Estate/Land-Use Litigation, and Municipal Litigation.

Peter has been in practice for over twenty years and has tried cases and argued appeals in state and federal courts, for both public and private sector clients. He has broad municipal and commercial litigation experience, with a particular emphasis in construction and real estate matters. Minnesota Law & Politics has named Peter a Super Lawyer in 2004 and 2006. In addition, he teaches advocacy skills as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate/Land-Use Litigation
  • Municipal Litigation

Past Employment Positions

  • Thomas B. Olson & Associates, P.A., Associate, 2004 - 2006
  • St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Assistant City Attorney, 2000 - 2004
  • McCollum, Crowley, Vehanen, Moschet & Miller, Ltd., Associate, 1999 - 2000
  • Askegaard, Robinson & Schweich, P.A., Associate, 1995 - 1999
  • Honorable Richard J. Menke, Judge of District Court, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1995


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 1994
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO, United States
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1991
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • Wisconsin, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member & Past Chair, Human Rights Committee, 1994 - Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Eminent Domain Section, Past President and current Member
  • Minnesota Eminent Domain Counsel's Association, Founding Board Member


  • Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2003 - 2013
  • Regular Presentor on Eminent Domain topics at Continuing Legal Education Seminars