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Michael Hutchens Frasier

Business Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.6   9 reviews

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About Michael

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I chose to work at a very small, hands-on law firm in the Twin Cities because I wanted the opportunity to practice my profession and interact with clients, attorneys, and judicial officers.  I have learned that the most satisfying aspect of being an attorney is helping individuals who have been taken advantage of and who do not have the ability to protect their own interests.  A satisfied client is more rewarding than anything else, to me.

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Licensed for 15 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/29/2022

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

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Rubric Legal LLC
111 Third Ave S
Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN, 55401


4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Derek | July 6, 2015
I have my lawyer
I was referred to Michael and was impressed with initiative and willingness to do some work on an ambiguous case. I am pleased with the work he has done and the assistance he has provided. I would definitely work with Michael again. He was not the cheapest, but his rates seem fair and I believe you get what you pay for.
Posted by Jack | July 6, 2015
Flexible, Genius, Affordable
Michael has been an invaluable resource. First and foremost, he helped us craft a comprehensive client services agreement and flexible contractor agreement. These documents were designed such that they can easily be reprocessed for different use-cases. Because our company is smaller, this works great! Unlike the previous firm we were with, Rubric Legal (and Mike) takes a much more holistic approach to the law. Their billing subscription also provides us the flexibility we need. This isn't something we've found everywhere, but it's a deal breaker for us. We've really enjoyed working with Mike.
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Posted by Michael | July 2, 2015
An Advocate and a Pitbull
I have worked with Mike on several projects over the last three years and am very pleased with the results. I value Mike's legal acumen but am even more impressed with his ability to communicate with me as his client. He makes an active effort to keep me informed of the process and of his findings; this sets Mike apart from many attorneys who simply "process" work. Mike is an advocate and a pitbull and I continue to find value from his counsel.
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Posted by LPeters | January 22, 2013
First-time employment contract
I was entering into an employment agreement for the first time as part of a executive level job offer. This being new territory for me I was really looking for an attorney who could help guide me through the process, answer my extensive questions, and be able to keep my best interest in mind. Michael was great - he put my husband and I at ease, was able to answer our many questions, and overall felt like an advocate. He was very trustworthy, honest, and upfront - particularly when explaining the process and fee structure. He was also very responsive and available especially as this process was occurring over the Holidays. Overall, I would highly recommend anyone to work with him.
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Posted by Keith | December 11, 2012
Legal services
Greeted by papers on a Saturday morning, my world was upside down. I needed help, and knew that I needed legal advice. I turned to Mr. Frasier, where he quickly jumped at the opportunity to help with our case. Going into the details with Michael, he was knowledgeable and was patient with our questions. He went into great detail to answer our concerns and quickly put together a plan forward. The result of our experience was fantastic, not only did Mr. Frasier meet our end goals, he exceeded them! I would gladly recommend Michael Frasier and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2012
Michael Frasier provided me with excellent legal advice and representation in a wage dispute. First of all, he is enthusiastic and passionate about the practice of law-he sincerely enjoys his profession. He is experienced to begin with and, equally important, will conduct any research necessary for the case at hand. He demonstrates insightfulness and long term strategic thinking in his execution and process during the case. Michael has a high degree of ability in explaining the legal process, steps, risks, costs and potential results in terms understandable to a layman; he is also most patient in doing so. While always optimistic during our case, he gave honest, realistic and direct advice and opinions. He always listened to my questions, opinions and comments and responded to them honestly and thoughtfully. I consistently felt that he always had the time for me and my case. I give him my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Ken | August 12, 2012
Michael helped me negotiate with a very difficult client after a dispute. He was very generous with his time and gave me sound advice. He also re-tooled and customized my standard contract for future use. I was very happy with the service he provided and will hire him again if needed.
Posted by Ross | October 20, 2009
Great service!
My wife and I were thoroughly pleased with the service that Michael provided. He was efficient, prompt, and honest. We couldn't ask for anything more.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wanted Cash
I called this guy the day for help with my divorce and he asked me to bring $4,000 in cash. Sleazy.
Response from Michael Frasier February 3, 2023
Well this just didn't happen. I don't do family law. I haven't spoken with a family law potential client in many years. I wonder who this person actually spoke to.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rubric Legal LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Principal
  • Snyder Gislason Frasier LLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bock & Battina, LLP
  • 2007 - 2010


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Zerorez v. Distinctive Cleaning
  • Summary Judgment granted; damages and attorneys fees awarded
  • Acierno v. Family One Builders, Kyle Heruth et al.
  • $105,000 judgment and settlement reducing mortgage


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • MetroIBA
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2016
  • MetroIBA
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2021
  • MetroIBA
  • Chair - Education Committee
  • 2014 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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  • Advising Minnesota corporations
  • Advising Minnesota corporations
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Lounge
  • Pay your employees - and other simple tips to avoid employment headaches
  • 2014
  • Business/Environmental Law Seminar
  • Business and Environmental Law
  • 2011
  • Business/Environmental Law Seminar
  • Business and Environmental Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Business Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A top notch business litigator."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an excellent lawyer. He is a fine speaker, an excellent writer and has a wonderful grasp of applying the law to various factual situations. In addition, he has the appropriate demeanor for the varied areas of law in which he practices. Whether civil litigation or appellate work, you could do far worse than to hire Michael."
Business Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Frasier knows Minnesota law: he can quote you chapter and verse. I've asked his opinion a time or two, and he very kindly obliged. I would refer anyone to him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a skilled litigator and an excellent legal advisor. He works closely with individuals, families, and businesses to serve their needs on a variety of issues, including employment law, child custody issues, and business disputes."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a detail-oriented and thorough attorney, who take the time to help you understand what is happening in your case and work with you to find cost-effective and creative solutions to your legal issues."
Business Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike since he was a student in my appellate advocacy class at the University of Minnesota Law School, and I know him to be a skilled, careful advocate."
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