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Born in Washington, D.C., Joseph J Dudley Jr served in the U.S Air Force and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He received his law degree in 1977 from Hamline University, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mr. Dudley has practiced law in Minnesota for 36 years in the areas of commercial litigation, general litigation, financial institutions, banking, insurance claims and special personal injury actions, franchise, purchase and sale of businesses and commercial property, transportation, corporation and limited liability company formations, all aspects of corporate and limited liability company, partnership, operations, documentations, and maintenance, shareholder disputes in both corporations and limited liability companies, IRS and State tax issues, USDA appeals nationwide, arbitration, mediation, and appellate work.

Mr. Dudley practices in all Minnesota District Courts, Federal District Court and the Western District Federal Court of Wisconsin and is also a member of the Ramsey County Bar, Minnesota State Bar, Federal Bar and American Bar Associations.

Mr. Dudley has been awarded the highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent (5 out of 5) that can be awarded to an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized and oldest peer review rating in the United States. An AV rating is defined as a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. The five key areas are:

Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s).

Analytical Capabilities – lawyer’s creativity to analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge.

Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.

Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly.

Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s).

Phone: 651-291-1717

Email Address: JDudley@dudleyandsmith.com