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
Nov 2014 - A cause of action for the wrongful death of a family member was created by the enactment of a statute.  Minn. Stat. §573.02.  A trustee must be appointed by the court to maintain the action on behalf of the next-of-kin.  Id. Although, the trustee does not have to be a next-of-kin, a next-of-kin must petition […]
Nov 2014 - In Minnesota, there are two types of custody of a child that must be agreed upon by parents in a divorce, legal separation or custody/paternity case (or decided by a Judge).  Those are “Legal Custody” and “Physical Custody”. Legal Custody gives parents the right to make major decisions regarding their child.    These are decisions like: […]
Nov 2014 - Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone dies. It can be a complex procedure, involving payment of all taxes and debts of the deceased, as well as seeing to the transfer of certain assets. An additional layer of complication is added if the deceased owned real estate in multiple states, as there must […]
Nov 2014 - Individuals who file for bankruptcy usually proceed under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.  In Chapter 7 bankruptcy individuals seek a fresh financial start and a general discharge of their debts.  In Chapter 13 bankruptcy individuals repay their debts, in whole or in part, pursuant to a court-approved repayment plan.  In either case the issue […]
Nov 2014 - Minnesota has enacted a new type of corporation which will go into effect on January 1, 2015. This new corporation is formed under Minn. Stat. 304A.04 entitled “Public Benefit Corporation”. A Public Benefit Corporation is not a non-profit but a for-profit corporation that can either be for its total purpose a benefit to and for […]
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