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Matthew John Schaap

Litigation Attorney at Apple Valley, MN

5.0   4 reviews

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Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Matthew is a shareholder with Dougherty Molenda, and he currently plays an active role in its commercial, intellectual property and employment litigation groups. Matthew's practice also involves probate litigation, which includes representation and appearances associated with will contests and guardianship/conservatorship proceedings.

Matthew has civil jury trial experience and has successfully represented the firm's clients at numerous mediations, arbitrations, court trials and motion hearings.

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Licensed for 20 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 09/07/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/28/2022

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

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Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.
14985 Glazier Avenue
Suite 525
Apple Valley, MN, 55124

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Posted by Aaron | November 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I contacted Matt for a case involving someone threatening to sue me for defamation for an online review. He was very professional from the start, and he broke down the case for me piece by piece. It was very clear that he is very knowledgeable about the subject of defamation from both perspectives. Matt went above and beyond to help my family and me, and I would definitely recommend him in the future.
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Posted by Erik | August 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Praise for Matthew Schaap
I engaged attorney Matthew Schaap, of Dougherty Molenda to handle both a business & personal civil matter for myself as plaintiff. We followed the matter through to a successful conclusion, with full recovery. Matt was great to work with, through his pleasant personality, his thorough understanding of the law, and his excellent negotiation skills in bringing the matter to conclusion. Matt was highly proactive in keeping me informed timely, always presented me options, and I always had access to him. I'd highly recommend Matt to anyone seeking counsel, and I will be utilizing Matt again, without question.
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Posted by Steve | June 5, 2012
Defamation Lawsuit - Defendant
Matt Schaap did an excellent job handling our defense in a recent lawsuit. He was professional and responded quickly to questions we posed as a litigation team for our non-profit. Matt demonstrated the ability to explain complex legal issues and developed a strategy that quickly brought a conclusion to our litigation issue within 6 months. I would utilize Matt's legal expertise in the future and recommend his law firm.
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Posted by Tom | May 6, 2012
Mr. Schaap's professionalism, attention to detail, follow up and knowledge are second to none.
I never anticipated needing legal advice for a lawsuit, until I sold my company and was sued by my former partner. I have done business with the law firm of Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills and Bauer for many years. They have always done an excellent job, so it only made sense to have their expert litigation team represent me. My first impression of Matt Schaap told me that he was the attorney I needed. His professionalism, attention to detail, follow up and knowledge are second to none. He took the time to answer all my questions. He thoroughly explained the process and all the options. Matt and his team did such a fantastic job that the case settled before trial and for less than I expected. I highly recommend Matt and the rest of the DMSHB team.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State of Minnesota
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Calvin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Sharp v. Hayloft Prop. Mgmt. Co., 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 13 (Minn. App. Jan. 3, 2012)
  • Client received unemployment benefits based on appeal.
  • George O. Ensminger et al. v. Timberland Mortgage Services, Inc. et al., A09-1213 (Minn. App. Apr. 20, 2010)
  • Case dismissed at summary judgment. Affirmed on appeal.
  • Estate of Anthony Fox v. Fox Compactors, Inc. and Dennis W. Buhl
  • Client received orders awarding $110,315.50 due on a promissory note, $215,000.00 in past due patent royalties and $1.6M in future patent royalties, plus attorneys' fees.
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Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Awards

  • MN Rising Stars List
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyer (MN)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • MN Rising Stars List
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyer (MN)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2012
  • MN Rising Stars List
  • MInnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • MN Rising Stars List
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • MN Rising Stars List
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • MN Rising Stars List
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • MN Rising Stars List
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • MN Rising Stars List
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Minnesota Litigation Checklists (Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.)
  • Assisting Author
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
  • Authentication, Best Evidence and Ethics
  • 2018
  • Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Educations Services
  • Lease Drafting; Eviction Process
  • 2016
  • Oakes Inns of Court
  • Tablet Computing and Your Practice
  • 2012
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Apple Valley Litigation Lawyer Matthew John Schaap
Matthew John Schaap
Litigation Attorney
Apple Valley, MN
Licensed for 20 years