Minnesota Attorneys

Dudley and Smith, P.A. is a Minnesota law firm consisting of local Minnesota Attorneys who practice in most areas of law and serving clients across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our firm has Minnesota 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

 
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  • Steven C. Opheim – Bankruptcy, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Homeowner’s and Condominium Associations, Real Estate, Trademark Law, Non-Profits, Tax Law, Insurance Law

 
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  • Christopher W. Boline – Appeals, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Consumer Law, Personal Injury, USDA Appeals, Administrative Law

 
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  • Anne C. Longfellow – Estate planning, Business Formation, Real Estate Transaction and General Civil Litigation

 
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Focusing on, but not limited to the following areas of legal practice:

7 Convenient Locations Across The Twin Cities Metro:


Practice Previews:

Minnesota Bankruptcy Attorneys

Debt can be overwhelming.  It can cause you physical and emotional stress and impact all aspects of your life, from your career to your family situation.  If you are struggling with overwhelming debt and looking for a way to stop the creditors, speaking to a specialist Minnesota bankruptcy attorney can help you put the pieces back together and determine your best plan of action.  We are a debt relief agency and the bankruptcy attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. provide legal counseling to individuals and businesses in all stages of bankruptcy.  We have represented individuals and businesses who have filed bankruptcy for over 27 years and have successfully handled thousands of cases.

St Paul Bankruptcy Attorney

Steven C. Opheim is one of the most experienced bankruptcy lawyers in the Twin Cities with over 27 years of helping clients across Minnesota and Wisconsin with consumer and business bankruptcy as well as commercial litigation.  His highest priority is to serve his clients’ interests. To learn more about the process of filing for bankruptcy, contact Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717.

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Minnesota Personal Injury Attorneys

When do you need the Minnesota Personal Injury Attorneys at Dudley & Smith? Personal injuries can happen in an instant but impact the rest of your life – a personal injury can result in financial, physical and emotional suffering for you and your family. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to the negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing of someone else, then contact Dudley and Smith, P.A., a highly qualified personal injury law firm based in St. Paul.

*To meet the threshold for bringing a personal injury claim, the party bringing the personal injury suit must meet at least one of the following as per Minnesota Statute §65B.51:

  • medical treatment expenses of $4,000 or more; or
  • a permanent injury; or
  • a disability of 60 days or more; or
  • a permanent disfigurement (scar); or
  • a death as a result of their injuries.

Meet Katherine A. Brown Holmen – Minnesota’s Top Personal Injury Attorney

Since her graduation she has worked exclusively as a personal injury lawyer in the Minnesota area, gaining great experience from a huge number of cases, as well as a fantastic reputation among her fellow attorneys. As a result, she is a strong advocate for people who have suffered injuries because of another person’s negligence and is always keen to fight for justice on their behalf….. Click Here to Read More

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Minnesota Business Law Attorneys

The Minnesota Business Law Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. have been helping clients across Minnesota and Wisconsin since 1952, handling business transactions and legal disputes that business owners are often faced with. We provide comprehensive and practical legal advice to ensure that your business runs smoothly. Let Dudley and Smith, P.A. be your advocate and your legal negotiator. Our wide range of commercial litigation and transactional services include:

  • Business agreements
  • Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Breach of contract
  • Business structures
  • Building and construction law
  • Commercial law
  • Real estate and lease transactions
  • Family business disputes
  • Shareholder/partnership disputes
  • Employment law
  • Insurance law
  • Franchising
  • Professional negligence
  • License agreements
  • Selling, trading and merger acquisitions
  • Pension and payroll disputes
  • Advisory and compliance issues
  • Industrial/workplace relations
  • Environmental conflicts
  • Occupational health and safety disputes

Meet Our Minnesota Business Law Attorneys:

Minnesota Business Law AttorneyCommercial litigation can be complex.  Joseph J. Dudley Jr. is an experienced business lawyer that can help you with all things pertaining to your business.  Joseph J. Dudley Jr. received his law degree in 1977 and has been helping clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin with corporate, commercial litigation, franchising and transportation law for over 30 years.  Trust the team at Dudley and Smith, P.A. when it comes to your business.  Contact Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717

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Minnesota Business Law AttorneyChristopher W. Boline is a business lawyer with experience in contract matters and closely held corporations.  If you have a legal issue regarding your business, contact Dudley and Smith, P.A. at 651-291-1717.

Business, corporate and commercial litigation encompass a wide range of topics and legal disputes. From standard contracts to mergers and acquisitions, St. Paul-based Dudley and Smith, P.A. are Minnesota Business Law Attorneys that have the experience and the tenacity to help you and your business through it all.

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Minnesota Litigation Attorneys

The Minnesota Litigation Attorneys at Dudley and Smith realize that although many disputes can be resolved without going to trial, the Minnesota Litigation Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. have years of successful courtroom experience in representing individuals and businesses in a variety of litigation matters.  From the conception of your case, the civil litigators at Dudley and Smith, P.A. work arduously to develop a trial strategy that encompasses the clients immediate and future goals.  We work together with clients to ensure that they understand the litigation process and the costs and options involved.  While we have a strong history of trial success at Dudley and Smith, P.A., an informed client is always happier than one that was left in the dark, regardless of the outcome.

As a full service law firm, the experienced Minnesota Litigation Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. can assist you in assessing your legal options to determine if litigation is the optimal course of action in your case.

Meet Our Minnesota Litigation Attorneys:

  • Joseph J. Dudley, Jr. – Appellate practice, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Insurance Law, Franchise Law, Real Estate, Tax Law, USDA Appeals
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  • Steven C. Opheim – Bankruptcy, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Homeowner’s and Condominium Associations, Real Estate, Trademark Law, Non-Profits, Tax Law, Insurance Law
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  • Christopher W. Boline – Appeals, Business and Commercial Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Consumer Law, Personal Injury, USDA Appeals, Administrative Law
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Minnesota Family Law Attorneys

Gloria E. Bogen has over 30 years of legal experience, including 15 years as the Executive Director and Lead Staff Attorney at the non-profit Legal Assistance of Washington County where she provided free legal representation to low-income family law clients.  Her experience ensures you will receive the most professional, ethical and effective representation for your family law issues.  To speak with an experienced family law attorney, contact Minnesota law firm Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717.

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Justin A. Alderman –  To speak with an experienced family law attorney, contact Minnesota law firm Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717.

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Minnesota Family Lawyers your Can Trust

Dudley & Smith is Minnesota’s top Family Law Firm. Our Minnesota Family Law Attorneys are here to assist you in every step of the legal process. Regardless of what family law issues you are currently going through, from divorce and separation to child custody and child support complications, Dudley and Smith, P.A. offers you the compassion and guidance to get through this challenging time. We have been helping families in Minnesota and Wisconsin overcome difficult and life-changing obstacles since 1952. We protect the rights of families – husbands, wives, partners, parents, children and anyone else involved. Let us be your guiding light through this dark and confusing time.


Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys

Need a specialized Minnesota Real Estate Attorney? Buying, selling, renting, leasing or investing in property all comes with different rules and regulations.  Whether you are confused about the conditions outlined in your lease or have been served with a letter of intended foreclosure, it is important to have a legal professional on your side.  The Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. are experienced Minnesota real estate attorneys helping property owners, developers, builders, homeowners’ associations, managers, landlords, tenants, contractors, lenders, and individual home buyers across Minnesota and Wisconsin with real estate and property law issues.

Buy, Sell and Invest With Confidence

Speaking to a real estate attorney before signing any agreement can provide you with the confidence to know that you are making the right decision and minimizing the chance for legal problems down the road. This can make the whole decision a lot smoother and provide you with the confidence and security needed to move on with the transaction. Early legal intervention is often the best defense against property disputes. The Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A., we represent clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin facing residential and commercial property transactions.