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C.J. Schoenwetter concentrates his civil litigation practice in the areas of general commercial, construction and product liability litigation, with a special focus relating to UCC, products liability, tort, and breach of contract/warranty claims.  C.J.'s experience also extends to the area of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration.  He was a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on ADR in Family Court, and sat on the Task Force's Drafting Subcommittee.   


Appellate Practice;
Business, Commercial and Financial Litigation;
Construction Litigation;
Mold Litigation;
Product Liability; and
Toxic Torts


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Appeals: 25%

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Bowman and Brooke

150 S Fifth St #3000
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-4226

Bowman and Brooke LLP

150 South Fifth Street
Suite 3000
Minneapolis, MN, 55402



MNAuthorized to practice199407/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in ArbitrationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2002
Who's Who in ArbitrationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2001
MSBA's Board of Governor's Distinguished Service AwardMinnesota State Bar Association1998
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Builders Association of the Twin CitiesMember1998 - Present
Builders Association of MinnesotaMember, Legal Advisory Committee1998 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Builders' Digest"How to Avoid Personal Liability and Hang on to Your Hard-Earned Money"2011
ABA Construction LitigationIntegration Doctrine at Risk for Manufacturers in New Jersey2010
The Hennepin Lawyer"If a Bear Dies in the Woods..."2010
MN Builder"Personal Guaranties: Do They Really Equal Personal Liability?"2008
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Committee News"National Counsel: An Approach to Consider"2008
Minnesota Lawyer"Look Good and Save Money: Ten strategies for in-house counsel to obtain excellent results in an efficient manner"2007
Construction Accounting and Taxation"How to Mount a Successful Defense Against Toxic Mold Claims"2006
The Journal of American Arbitration"Fraud in the Execution of a Contract as a Basis for Litigating Rather than Arbitrating Disputes"2004
The Hennepin Lawyer"Applicability of Ethical Rules To Arbitrators: The Eighth Circuit's Decision In Delta Mine Holding v. AFC Coal Properties"2002
Iowa Law Review"Bucking the 'Trend': The Uniform Commercial Code, the Economic Loss Doctrine, and Common Law Causes of Action for Fraud and Misrepresentation,"1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Boston CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Trucking Association's Trucking Law ConferenceBusiness Contracts2011
International Builders ShowManaging the Change Order Process to Make Sure You Get Paid What You Deserve2011
Construction Defect LitigationCase Law Updates: Rulings that Affect Your World2011
International Builders ShowGearing up to Grow: Legal Lessons for Recovery (Strategies for Guarantors)2010
Premises Liability Committee of ABAEmerging Issues In Premises Liability Litigation: Causation Issues In Mold Cases2009
Window and Door Manufacturers Association Annual ConferenceClass Action Litigation Against Window and Door Manufacturers2008
Hot TopicsAvoiding Tort Claims by Application of the Economic Loss Doctrine2008
Graduate Course in Business SchoolThe Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements2008
Annual ConferenceSubrogation and the Economic Loss Doctrine in Minnesota2006