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Christopher William Bowman

Litigation Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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also known as Christopher W. Bowman

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 14 years
    Illinois - IL Licensed
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2009
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IL
    Acquired N/A
    Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

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Practice areas

Christopher Bowman joined Madigan, Dahl & Harlan as an associate in November 2019. His practice area is a blend of litigation and transactional work, with a particular emphasis on appeals and litigation.

Before joining MDH, Chris worked at a national railroad litigation firm, where he represented employees of the nation’s rail carriers in injury claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and whistleblower claims under the Federal Rail Safety Act. Chris was one of the country’s leading attorneys under the FRSA, having successfully argued cases and appeals before the Department of Labor and the Fifth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Chris is a member of the Appellate Practice Section Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association, and has represented the MSBA before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals on multiple occasions, either as amicus or as counsel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court and the MSBA to ensure a full development of the arguments, on matters relating to civil rights litigation, family law, and civil procedure. In recognition of this pro bono service, Chris was awarded the MSBA’s Award of Professional Excellence in June 2019.

Chris received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and English from Lawrence University of Wisconsin before earning his J.D., cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A.
222 South Ninth Street, Suite 3150
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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Posted by Danny | September 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris did a wonderful job on my case, securing a reversal of a summary judgment order in favor of the railroad, defeating the railroads second attempt to kick my case out of court, and then negotiating a good settlement.


  • Hourly Rates $ 265-300 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Yaeger & Jungbauer Barristers
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • 2009 - 2013


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Lawrence University of Wisconsin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Beer Capitol & C.J.W., Inc. v. Beechwood Distributors
  • Litigation Stayed Pending Arbitration
  • Grimes v. BNSF Ry. Co.
  • Reversed and Remanded
  • Wooten v. BNSF Ry. Co


  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • MSBA Appellate Practice Section
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Professional Excellence Award
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • 2019
  • Minnesota Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Minnesota Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • 14th Annual Appellate Practice Institute
  • The Nuts and Bolts of an Appeal: How to Build a Better Appeal
  • 2020
  • 13th Annual Appellate Practice Institute
  • Building your Appellate Practice
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well-versed in the law and advocates strongly for his client."