Gislason & Hunter 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.

We represent diverse clients who seek powerful legal backing to protect their interests and 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 client’s 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.

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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking Litigation
  • Business Torts Litigation
  • Civil Appellate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • Estate & Probate
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Ownership Disputes & Dissolutions
  • Product Liability
  • Property Disputes & Land Use
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Regulatory Compliance & Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Defense


  • August 24, 2021Finance & BankingLitigation

    Legal Update: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Finds Tribal Gaming Payment Not Part of Debtor’s Bankruptcy Estate

    In the recent decision, In re: Musel, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota held that tribal payments are not considered a property interest of a bankruptcy estate when federal law governs and the tribe expressly rejects defining the payments as a property interest. Brenda Jo Musel (hereinafter “Debtor”) was a member...

  • April 6, 2020Medical Malpractice Defense

    Telemedicine: The Impact Of COVID-19 on HIPAA Regulations

    While the COVID-19 virus continues to force us all to stay at least 6-feet apart, telemedicine is helping to bring patients and health care providers together. The practice of using technology to deliver medical care and treatment is an already growing industry and is now more necessary than ever during the current nationwide public health...

  • February 27, 2019Medical Malpractice Defense

    Telemedicine Services

    Counsel for Mayo clinic, Greg Anthony and Page Underwood, along with Megan Olson-Lehner, Mayo’s Compliance Program Manager, recently presented Telemedicine Law: Building a Compliance Program in a Virtual Care Center. The presentation covered a wide myriad of regulatory and legal principles related to virtual health care services and tips for navigating this particularly complex and...

  • July 30, 2018Medical Malpractice Defense

    Wisconsin Caps Noneconomic Damages at $750,000

    In a June 27, 2018 opinion, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, a state appellate court, and a 2005 Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision when it held that caps on non-economic damages are constitutional in medical malpractice cases. This 5-2 decision is the latest result of a long-standing constitutional battle in...

  • October 8, 2017Medical Malpractice Defense

    Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

    On June 28, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1215).  The stated purpose of the bill is to “improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery...