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Brenda Michelle Sauro

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Oakdale, MN

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 9 years
    Minnesota - MN 21 years
    Arizona - AZ 10 years
    Colorado - CO 32 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Brenda

Learn Brenda’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    Assist property owners including Associations in their defect claims and owners who have been misled in their purchase.

  2. Litigation
    25%

  3. Insurance
    20%
    Represent commercial and residential clients litigating insurance policy coverage issues.

    33 years

  4. Residential real estate
    20%
    Assist homeowners and associations with moisture intrusion, construction defect, non-disclosure, fraud, mold and contract claims.

    33 years

  5. Construction and development
    10%
    Assist in lien disputes, payment claims, contract claims and MBE and DBE contracting issues and requirements.

    33 years

Location

Sauro & Bergstrom, PLLC
992 Inwood Ave. N.
Oakdale, MN, 55128

Reviews

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Posted by Cedar | May 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Skilled, creative advocate in a complex field
I advise a property owner who was represented in a complex construction defect case by Brenda. I have been continually impressed by her persistence and creativity in the face of unexpected and inexplicable complexities. Should I find myself in need of a real estate or construction attorney, I would not consider hiring anyone else.
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Posted by James | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James R. Schwebel
Brenda Sauro represented me in complex construction/insurance litigation and did an outstanding job. She was prompt, thorough, and a strong advocate., and at a fair price
Posted by Michael | September 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
In my role as President of a Condo Homeowners Association, I worked alongside Brenda for the better part of 3 years as she led us to a successful outcome with our rather complex and large case against the original developers, architects, manufacturers, and contractors of our building; driven largely by moisture intrusion issues. Brenda was an excellent guide to our board, none of us had experience with this type of process before and she skillfully navigated us throughout the sometimes tedious process. It was also clear that Brenda is very well connected within her area of practice, and that was of benefit to our Association as well. Finally, Brenda was always most professional, prompt, and a pleasure to work with. Wholeheartedly I recommend Brenda if you are looking for an Attorney to help lead you though issues in her area of expertise.
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Posted by Karen | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Brenda Sauro expertly guided our homeowner's association through a difficult litigation process resulting in a very positive settlement. Her negotiations on our behalf were professional, even-handed, and fair. Her recommendations presented clear choices with pros and cons to consider. Brenda always responded rapidly to any inquiry, making herself available by phone, email, or in person. We trust her knowledge, expertise, and character, and will continue to utilize her services when needed.
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Posted by Mary | November 17, 2010
Successful Arbitration Award
Brenda handled an arbitration case involving several big non-disclosure facts on a house I purchased in 2007. The seller claimed no water damage, leakage, roof leaks and more. The biggest issue was heavy mold hidden behind wallpaper from a previously flooded basement. The roof had also leaked and mold was covered with wallpaper. Carpeting covered up water damage and mold to wood floors. The end result was a huge arbitration award in my favor. Seller was ordered to repurchase the house at full purchase price plus pay damages and costs involved with house while I owned it but could not move into or live in. I was reimbursed taxes, insurance, expert witness testimony and other fact finding costs for mold remediation, appraisals etc. I had no previous experience with lawyers so needed much hand holding and advice as the case progressed. She quickly responded to all my questions, worries and angst but was ready for all the denials, counter claims and attempts to stall things as long as possible from seller. She was calm, well-prepared and at ease during the long (11 hrs.) sometimes frustrating arbitration. When the award came back it was beyond my hopes and expectations. I would most definitely hire Brenda again. A good lawyer but also a lovely, kind person who understood what I was going through.
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Posted by Srini | November 11, 2010
I highly recommend Brenda Sauro
We had a complicated situation with stucco issues in the house we bought in August 2008. It appeared to us that both the seller and the realtor failed in their disclosure duties to us. Having decided we were going to fight the situation, we hired Hammargren & Meyer. Brenda Sauro helped us achieve a good result with the realtor and the seller ordered to fork over a significant payment by the arbitration board. I found Brenda throughout to be highly ethical, clear in setting expectations, focused on winning, well prepared and very responsive. I recommend her highly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Owner
  • Sauro & Bergstrom, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Hammargren & Meyer, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2012

Education

  • University of Wyoming
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wright v. Service Master
  • Jury Verdict in Favor of Owner
  • Property Purchaser v. Property Seller
  • Arbitration Award of $43,000 in favor of purchaser.
  • Crescent Moon v. American Family
  • Appraisal Award of $150,000
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Associations

  • NAPIA
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Construction Defect & Dispute Conference
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Cum Laude
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 1991
  • 1st Place Rosalie Walsh Moot Court
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 1990
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Publications

  • The Brief (ABA)
  • EUO's What you Need to Know
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • First Party Claims Conference
  • Collapse Coverage
  • 2017
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Consequential Damages
  • 2017
  • Construction Law CLE
  • Jury Selection in Construction Litigation
  • 2016
  • First Party Claims Conference
  • Matching post Cedar Bluffs
  • 2015
  • First Party Claims Conference
  • Match Issues in First Party Insurance
  • 2015
  • Construction law CLE
  • Picking a Jury
  • 2015
  • Construction Defect Claims Conference
  • When to sue
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • EUO Examinations
  • 2015
  • ADR section
  • Appraisal Process
  • 2015
  • First Party Claims Conference
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • 2014
  • NAPIA annual meeting
  • Jury Trials and strategy
  • 2013
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • New Homeowner Warranty Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Brenda
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brenda is an excellent trial attorney! She is widely recognized as a top tier construction/insurance lawyer in the state of Minnesota. I would not hesitate using her services."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Brenda Sauro is a skilled litigator with a reputation for being a zealous and highly skilled attorney."
Class action
Litigation

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Oakdale Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Brenda Michelle Sauro
Brenda Michelle Sauro
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Oakdale, MN
Licensed for 32 years