Dudley and Smith – St. Paul Personal Injury, Family Law, Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Dudley and Smith, P.A. is a Minnesota law firm practicing in most areas of law and serving clients across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our firm has attorneys with extensive experience in many topics, and we have clients that go back many years, since our founding in 1952. We are committed to your case or situation.

Dudley and Smith, P.A. represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of life. Among our topic areas are consumer issues, real estate, family law, wills and estates, financial distress, bankruptcy, business law, criminal law, personal injury, administrative law and litigation. Our fees are competitive and fair.

Dudley and Smith, P.A.  knows the court system and has appeared in courts for years. We practice in all Minnesota courts, both state courts and the federal court. We also appear in the Wisconsin State Courts and in the federal court in the Western District of Wisconsin.

Dudley and Smith, P.A. believes in justice and will help you attain it. We operate with the firm belief that your case is special. Please contact us to serve you.

Our firm includes:

  • Joseph J. Dudley, Jr. - Appellate practice, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Insurance Law, Franchise Law, Real Estate, Tax Law, USDA Appeals
  • Steven C. Opheim - Bankruptcy, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Homeowner’s and Condominium Associations, Real Estate, Trademark Law, Non-Profits, Tax Law, Insurance Law
  • Katherine A. Brown Holmen - Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Worker’s Compensation, Wrongful Death
  • John C. Lillie, III - Appeals, Criminal Law, Litigation
  • Gloria E. Bogen - Family Law, Landlord/Tenant
  • Allison J. Rapp Fredrickson (Formerly Allison J. Gonzalez) - Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation
  • Christopher W. Boline - Appeals, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Consumer Law, Personal Injury, USDA Appeals, Administrative Law
  • Michael S. Divine – Estate Planning, Business Law, Litigation, Trademark law

Hero Attorney

Dudley and Smith, P.A.’s own John C. Lillie, III was recently honored for helping save the life of a fellow attorney during a courthouse shooting in Cook County, Minnesota.  Click here to read more about Mr. Lillie’s heroism.

Minnesota Family & Divorce Lawyer

Getting your family matters in order is a big part of your life. We offer a wide range of services to help you with managing your your family situation, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, and adoption.

Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of a company or individual, you need to know your legal rights. You may be eligible for financial compensation to better your future and provide for your family. Personal injury lawsuits can be complicated, but we at Dudley and Smith, P.A. have what it takes to represent you and protect your rights.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer

The legal system can be a terrifying and confusing place, especially if you find that you have been arrested or charged with a crime. As soon as you have been arrested, your first step should always be to contact a criminal defense lawyer. Dudley and Smith, P.A. represents individuals in Minnesota and Wisconsin facing misdemeanors and felony offenses, from DUI and traffic tickets to murder and criminal sexual conduct. Protect your reputation and your rights by acting fast.

Minnesota Business Lawyer

Your business is your life. We at Dudley and Smith, P.A. strive to make any legal disputes, business disagreements and documentation processes as smooth as possible. We offer small and large businesses across Minnesota and Wisconsin the same personalized attention and assistance.

All of our attorneys are highly qualified to practice in their certain fields of law, which means no matter what you need, we have an experienced lawyer ready and willing to represent you and serve your best interests. Contact St. Paul-based law firm Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717.

Serving All Of Minnesota & Wisconsin

Dudley & Smith, P.A. has an office nearest you with locations in Blaine, Bloomington, Burnsville, Chanhassen, St. Paul, Vadnais Heights and Woodbury. We also serve Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Maplewood, Roseville, Stillwater, White Bear Lake.



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Dudley & Smith. P.A Recent Cases / News
Oct 2014 - Before you make the decision to start a lawsuit, you should be thinking about preserving evidence.  When a lawsuit is anticipated or pending, potential parties should be aware from the outset that they may have a duty to preserve evidence if they intend to use it against another party. The failure to preserve evidence may […]
Oct 2014 - A 20-year-old Minnesota man has admitted to shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the back before fleeing with 70 officers in pursuit. Steven A. Henderson pleaded guilty Wednesday in Norman County District Court to first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer, transporting stolen property into the state and receiving stolen property. Deputy Nathan Warner survived the […]
Oct 2014 -   Facing a serious charge? Think you can get through it without an experienced Minnesota attorney? Well think again, because the importance of good representation for a criminal defense case should never be underestimated. Here at Dudley and Smith we have some of the top defense attorneys in the Minnesota area who are experienced and trained to look after […]
Oct 2014 - A St. Paul man has been charged with five counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon as well as with domestic assault by strangulation following a mass fight at a birthday party. Deshawn Anthony Williams was charged in Ramsey County District Court with stabbing his 20-year-old girlfriend, along with four men, all in their […]
Oct 2014 - Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Michael Phelps has been banned from participating in USA Swimming-sanctioned meets until April 6, 2015 following a DUI arrest. Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport’s national governing body. As a result the 18-time Olympic champion has been forced to withdraw from next year’s world championships. It […]
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