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
  • Michael J. Burke - Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship and Conservatorships, Real Estate
  • John C. Lillie, III - Appeals, Criminal Law, Litigation
  • Gloria E. Bogen - Family Law, Landlord/Tenant
  • 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

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
Jul 2014 - One worker has died and another has been injured in a construction accident on a transmission line  in Fairfax, south-central Minnesota. The Renville County sheriff’s office says the two were reported shocked Monday along the CapX2020 power line. The two were flown to trauma centers in the Twin Cities, where one died and the other […]
Jul 2014 - Two employees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are in the hospital after being hit by a car in Burnsville. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the workers were in a truck placing cones for a lane closure on northbound Interstate 35W when the driver of a Hyundai Elentra swerved and struck their truck. […]
Feb 2014 - Minnesota burger chain The American Burger Bar has lost a legal effort to shield itself from mounting tax-delinquency and debt issues. The chain has three Minnesota locations that remain open: downtown St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and St. Joseph, but reports suggest the Minneapolis branch has recently been sold in an effort to raise funds. The […]
Feb 2014 - A personal-injury lawsuit has been dismissed against a Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy who crashed into a woman while responding to a call, causing critical injuries to the driver. The 4-3 ruling by Minnesota Supreme court determined that as a public official the deputy had immunity from liability for the accident. The incident occurred on December […]
Feb 2014 - Ever wondered how safe your neighbourhood is? Well now you can find out. A website allowing you to see the number of reported crimes in your St Paul (MN) neighbourhood is available in an interactive map format. The map, produced by The Pioneer Press, lets you view incidents and information by location – either for […]
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