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Brad is a seasoned trial lawyer. As a commercial litigator, he has used his experience in the court room to help business people resolve their disputes in a cost effective manner, while achieving the best possible results. Brad’s representation includes resolving disputes prior to or after a lawsuit is started. Brad’s extensive experience before trial courts and appellate courts has lead to many successful results for his clients. He can bring his experience to work for you.

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Current Employment Position:


Board of Directors

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Areas of Practice:

Complex Litigation

Construction Litigation

Debtors and Creditors Rights – Creditor

Employment Law – Employer

Federal Appellate Practice

Federal Trial Practice

Foreclosures and Workouts – Creditor

Litigation & Appeals

NonCompetes – Employer/Employee

State Appellate Practice

State Trial Practice

Trade Secrets

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1993

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1994

U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 1995


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1993, cum laude

B.S., Mankato State University, 1990, summa cum laude

Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon

Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award

Honors and Awards:

MSBA Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Minnesota Rising Stars 2005 & 2007

Minnesota Super Lawyer 2014-2018

Published Works:

An Insurer’s Failure to Perform Without Legal Justification: Consequential Damages, Hennepin Lawyer, March, 2002

A Sense of Loyalty, Hennepin Lawyer, February, 2003

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Minnesota’s Sexual Harassment Statute- It’s History and the Law Part I

Minnesota’s Sexual Harassment Statute- It’s History and the Law Part II

Toward an “English Rule” on Costs and Disbursements

Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act

Confronting Employees with Bad Attitudes

Representative Cases:

Mailand v. City of West St. Paul, A17-1598, 2018 WL 2470698 (Minn. Ct. App. June 4, 2018)

Kremers v. Dahl, 2014 Minn.App.Unpub.LEXIS 70 (Minn.Ct.App. January 21, 2014)

RKL Landholdings, LLC v. Gaughan Land Incorporated, 2012 Minn.App.Unpub.LEXIS 640 (Minn.Ct.App.July 9, 2012)

The Bank of Elk River v. Daniel C. Hinote, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136421 (D.Minn. 2011).

In re Dale F. Schmidt, 453 B.R. 346 (BAP 8th Cir. 2011)

State Bank of Delano v. CenterPoint Energy et. al., 779 N.W.2d 582 (Minn.App. 2010).

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Tom Shanahan and Clem Hannon,
2010 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 2403 (D.Minn. January 13, 2010)

Northland Temporaries, Inc. v. Turpin, 744 N.W.2d 398(Minn.App. 2008)

Brickner et. al. v. One Land Development Company et. al., 742 N.W.2d 706 (Minn.App. 2007)

Stauch v. City of Columbia Heights, 212 F. 3d 425 (8th Cir. 2000)

Kassuelke v. Alliant TechSystems, Inc., 223 F.3d 929 (8th Cir. 2000)

Miner Group, Ltd. v. Stamson & Blair, Inc., 2000 WL 1015837 (Minn. App. 2000)

Kim v. Spectrum Sign Corp., 1997 WL 228965 (Minn. App. 1997)

Felber v. Estate of Regan, 117 F. 3d 1084 (8th Cir. 1997)

Northgate Homes v. City of Dayton, 126 F.3d 1095 (8th Cir. 1996)

First State Bank of Floodwood v. Jubie, 86 F.3d 755 (8th Circuit 1996)

LaRocque v. Metropolitan Mort. & Securities Co., Inc., 1995 WL 25221 (Minn. App. 1995)

Johnson v. City of Shorewood, 531 N.W.2d 509 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995)

First State Bank v. Jubie, 886 F.Supp. 1482 (D.Minn. 1995)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1996 – 2002

The Evidence Factor CLE, “Don’t Gild the Lily – Cross of Expert Witnesses”, March, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court

Member, First Place Team

Anoka County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Birth Information:

1967, Vesta, Minnesota