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Mark J. Kemper

Litigation Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 16 years
    Minnesota - MN 24 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    We represent individuals and companies involved in state and federal courts, primarily involving property damage, property/casualty and personal injury claims.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Construction and development
    30%
    We represent General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Developers and Property Owners involved in commercial, residential (single-family and multi-family) and government construction projects throughout the Midwest. Representation includes defense to construction defect claims, contract disputes, mechanic liens and collection actions.

    25 years, 500 cases

  3. Real estate
    30%
    We assist commercial and residential property owners, including cabin and recreational property owners, with legal issues regarding their ownership and use of their real estate properties, including family cabins or properties.

    25 years, 300 cases

Mark Kemper concentrates his practice as a civil litigator in real estate, construction, property and casualty litigation.  He has represented  individuals and small businesses in claims involving contract disputes, construction defects and property damage for over seventeen years.  

 

In addition, Mr. Kemper's growing practice includes assisting cabin and recreational property owners with legal issues regarding their ownership and use of the family cabin or property.    

While some attorneys limit their practice to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Mr. Kemper welcomes assignments to greater Minnesota.  Mr. Kemper has handled cases from Duluth to Worthington and from LaCrescent to Angle Inlet - literally across the entire state of Minnesota. 

Mr. Kemper is also admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar and has handled matters and claims throughout the state of Wisconsin as well.

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Location

Kemper Law LLC
3470 Washington Dr., Suite 203
Saint Paul, MN, 55122-1354

Reviews

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Posted by Blaine | April 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mechanic Lien
We first hired Kemper Law several years ago following a recommendation from another contractor to assist our construction company with a mechanic lien matter that had to be filed under a short deadline (within days). Kemper Law was able to get the lien statement filed within 24 hours and ultimately we were able to collect on our invoice from the property owner. We have since hired Mark multiple times to assist us with construction contract reviews and drafting and is our first call whenever our company has any legal issues concerning construction-related matters. Would definitely recommend Kemper Law to any other contractors!
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Posted by William | December 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Boundary Dispute
I had a dispute with a neighbor at our lake place concerning the boundary line and our neighbors construction of a pole barn on our property. Mark handled it professionally and efficiently and we were able to preserve our relationship with the neighbors. Mark was a pleasure to work with and we are very pleased with the end result.
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Posted by Greg | December 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Family cabin transfer
Mark helped our family when we needed to divide our family cabin and he created an entity so that we could keep it in the family for many more years to come. He was intelligent, raised several issues we had never even thought of and was a pleasure to work with. He helped us out of a difficult situation and I would recommend him to others without hesitation.
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Posted by Scott | March 3, 2015
Mark did an AWESOME job representing our company in a New Construction warranty dispute
Mark has great knowledge of New Home Warranty law. He did an excellent job representing our home building company in a law suit. His knowledge, experience, and writing skills our very strong and were a key to representing our side of the case. We highly recommend him, and would definitely use him again. Thanks again Mark..........you did a great job for us :)
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Posted by Mary | March 1, 2015
Got it done
When I was leasing commerical space and found myself dealing with an unreasonable landlord, Mark Kemper quickly resolved the dispute on by behalf, and got me a nice settlement. Mark is and will be the first attorney I turn to regarding any legal matter. Smart, ethical, and high skilled, Mr. Kemper is a top-notch attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2015
Commercial Lease Dispute
My landlord sued my corporation for violating rules set forth in the commercial lease. The suit was dubious and threatened the viability of my business. Mark helped me resolve the issue. He always provided me with sound legal advice. He would thoroughly explain the legal process and give me the pros and cons of every course of action, so that I was able to make informed decisions. Ultimately, the dispute was resolved and my business was saved.
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Posted by Jana | April 10, 2013
Lease Dispute
I hired Mr. Kemper to assist me with a dispute I was having with my landlord concerning a commercial lease. Through his efforts, I was able to get out of my lease three years early, the landlord paid for my relocation costs, and even paid a portion of my build-out expenses at the new location. I was very impressed with his work ethic and his ability to compress "legal boilerplate" into simple, straight-forward legal advice. I would definitely hire him again and have recommended him to other friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Owner
  • Kemper Law LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney - Partner
  • Oskie, Hamilton & Sofio, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Jardine Logan & O'brien, PLLP
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Hanson, Lulic & Krall, LLC
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • Hamline University Graduate School of Management
  • M.A.
  • 2002
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • B.S.
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Construction Defects
  • Defense Verdict
  • Construction Defects / Contract Dispute
  • Defense Verdict
  • Contract Dispute / Construction
  • Defense
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Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Construction Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Deans List
  • Hamline University
  • N/A
  • Academic Honors with Distinction
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • N/A

Publications

  • Wisconsin Seasonal Residents Association
  • Keeping the Cabin in the Family
  • 2015
  • Minnesota Residential Construction Claims Guide
  • Minnesota Residential Construction Claims Guide
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • SECURA Insurance Company CLE
  • Minnesota Residential Construction Claims Guide
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (25)
Endorse Mark
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark Kemper as an excellent lawyer representing clients involved in litigated disputes. Mark advocates aggressively on behalf of his clients while at the same time showing respect and professionalism towards his opponents."
Construction and development Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred my father and brother to Mark Kemper to handle a dispute regarding an homeowner's insurance policy claim. His knowledge, demeanor and professionalism resulted in a very fair outcome."
Litigation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have know Mr. Kemper as a lawyer for more than ten years and have appeared opposite of him on dozens of cases. He is a thorough, thoughtful and extremely successful advocate. I would feel confident having him handle any matter from insurance defense to commercial litigation and I highly recommend him to anyone who has repeated lines of litigation that require careful file handling."
Construction and development Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have served as a mediator in a number cases that Mark was representing a client on over the past 10. He was always well prepared, accurately evaluated his cases and aggressively represented his clients. He is an excellent attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an excellent litigator who knows how to evaluate and defend his case. Clients will be pleased with his performance!"
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an exceptional, efficient attorney who obtains results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Mark Kemper for many years. I have a very high opinion of his work product, and of his client interaction skills. Mark is a well known figure in the Minnesota legal community and is respected by colleagues and judges in the fields of litigation, construction law and estate planning. I recommend Mark to any potential client. His years of experience have prepared him well for the legal issues that come his way."
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