Litigation

Advocacy for Public and Private Entities and Individuals

Litigation and Appeals • Mediation and Arbitration

At Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, one of our primary goals is to keep our clients out of court. When circumstances require litigation, however, we aggressively pursue and protect our clients' interests. Our attorneys are also experienced in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings to resolve conflicts in a timely and cost-effective fashion.

Our lawyers are engaged in a substantial and varied litigation practice, providing both general counsel and litigation services to diverse clients:

  • Public bodies and officials — cities, townships, school districts, counties, development authorities, port authorities, watershed districts, and government insurance trusts
  • Private individuals and entities — corporations and LLCs, partnerships, developers, contractors, financial institutions, property owners, and individuals

Six of our attorneys work extensively on litigation matters, and many others are effective litigators or consultants in niche practice areas. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and handled appeals at all levels of state and federal courts.

Full-Spectrum Litigation Services

Our capable litigation attorneys can effectively represent your interests in state or federal court. Practice areas include:

  • Land use (zoning and subdivision, conditional use, and variance)
  • Local Government Process
  • Public Improvement Projects
  • Utility Franchise
  • Regulation of Adult Uses
  • School Discipline and Teacher Discharge
  • Real estate
  • Condemnation and eminent
  • Breach of contract claims / fraud
  • Environmental impact and pollution remediation
  • Municipal code compliance / ordinance challenges
  • Open Meeting Law
  • School law (e.g., special education, students' rights)
  • Public bidding
  • Construction litigation
  • Discrimination and civil rights
  • Employment and labor law
  • Insurance defense
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Appellate practice in federal and state courts

We respond swiftly to provide counsel about legal options and likely outcomes. Our trial lawyers are prepared to take your case as far as necessary, while striving for out-of-court solutions that preserve your interests. Contact our Minneapolis office at 612-337-9300, or contact our litigation attorneys directly:

Robert A. Alsop
Shareholder
612-337-9224
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Lizzie Brodeen-Kuo
Associate
612-337-9302
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Gregory S. Madsen
Shareholder
612-337-9305
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Peter G. Mikhail
Shareholder
612-337-9220
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James M. Strommen
Shareholder & Former President
612-337-9233
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James J. Thomson
Shareholder & Former President
612-337-9209
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Mary D. Tietjen
Shareholder
612-337-9277
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Maggie R. Wallner
Shareholder
612-337-9301
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