Steven C. Opheim is an attorney at law with over 29 years of experience, practicing in the areas of Business Law, Creditor’s and Debtor’s Rights, Bankruptcy (Consumer and Business), Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.

Mr. Opheim is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Ramsey County Bar Association and Bankruptcy Section and Real Property Law Section of the MSBA.

Mr. Opheim graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1985 after receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1982.
Born in Germany Steven moved to the US at an early age and still speaks some German.

Outside of work, Mr. Opheim enjoys traveling, having visited several countries in Europe for many years. He is also an avid stamp collector and a member of the University of Minnesota Band Alumni.

Steven likes to involve himself in community projects. He is the long time scoutmaster of a local Boy Scout troop and is an Eagle Scout. He believes his highest priority is to serve his client’s interests.

Steven 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).

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota State Courts
  • Wisconsin State Courts

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude 1985
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1982

Professional Honors, Memberships, Seminars & Associations:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Section of Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Real Property Law Section of Minnesota State Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Raeder Larson Public Service Award, MSBA

Phone: 651-291-1717

Email Address: sco@dudleyandsmith.com