Minnesota & Iowa Litigation Attorneys

Gislason & Hunter LLP may be best known for its established and formidable litigation practice. Over the decades, our lawyers have tried thousands of cases to juries in state and federal courts. We can claim experience and success in virtually every area of civil litigation and appeals, with an emphasis on defending businesses in lawsuits and other disputes.

With offices in Minneapolis, New Ulm, Mankato and Des Moines, we represent diverse clients throughout Minnesota, Iowa and beyond who seek powerful legal backing to protect their interests. With 40 lawyers and over 60 support staff, we can nimbly assemble a focused team for whatever legal challenges are at hand.

Our capabilities are on par with any firm and our litigation practice is grounded in our clients' values. We emphasize communication and lasting relationships with clients, and we try to be fee-sensitive. A lead attorney is assigned to each case, along with an appropriate supporting cast.

Broad Spectrum Business And Civil Litigation

Our litigators are regularly called upon for complex conflicts involving millions of dollars, but we understand that any legal dispute can be urgent and high-stakes for our clients. We represent local and regional employers, insurance companies, banks, construction firms, corporate executives, licensed professionals and individuals, and have extensive experience in:

A Tested Team Of True Trial Lawyers

For over 80 years, our attorneys have carried on a tradition of being selected to elite organizations such as the American College of Trial Attorneys and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). A number of our attorneys have satisfied both the experience and testing requirements to become Certified Civil Trial Specialists in the state of Minnesota. Some have been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers and Leading American Attorneys on the basis of peer evaluation.

We do try a lot of cases — when it makes sense for our clients. However, our litigators do much more than simply handle trials. We recognize that most cases are and should be settled before trial. Our focus is on bringing a suit to closure on satisfactory or advantageous terms for our client, and as efficiently as possible. We emphasize early, fair resolution of conflicts outside of the courtroom to avoid needless and protracted litigation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution · Civil Appeals

In addition to skillful and aggressive representation in court, many of our attorneys serve as neutrals to help clients reach an out-of-court settlement, compromise or solution to business disputes or family matters. Our alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services include mediation, arbitration, summary jury trial, early neutral evaluation, neutral fact-finding, mini trials, consensual special magistrate and moderated settlement conference.

Our lawyers have briefed and argued several hundred cases in state and federal appellate courts. We have both the knowledge and experience to perfect an appeal within the complex rules of civil appellate procedure. We use the most sophisticated legal research techniques available to locate and utilize the substantive law. Using our skills as writers and oral advocates, we have earned favorable decisions for many of our clients on appeal.

We explore cost-conscious and sensible resolutions out of court, but you need proven trial lawyers from the outset to position you favorably in the event that litigation cannot be avoided. Arrange a consultation with the Minnesota litigation attorneys of Gislason & Hunter by calling 507-354-3111 or via email.

Gislason & Hunter LLP attorneys who practice in this area of law include: