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About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    9 years
  2. Contracts: 15%
    9 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
  4. Employment: 10%
    9 years
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%
    9 years



Hourly ($150-300/hour), contingent (15-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Joseph Kuhlman

    I endorse this lawyer. A top notch business litigator.


    Christopher Kuhlman Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James CW Bock

    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.


    James Bock Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Rubric Legal LLC

233 Park Avenue South
Suite 205
Minneapolis, MN, 55415-1132

233 Park Av S #205
Minneapolis, MN, 55415



MNAuthorized to practice200707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRubric Legal LLC2014 - Present
PrincipalSnyder Gislason Frasier LLC2010 - 2014
Associate AttorneyBock & Battina, LLP2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
MetroIBABoard Member2015 - Present
MetroIBAChair - Education Committee2014 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
MetroIBAVice President2016 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Acierno v. Family One Builders, Kyle Heruth et al.$105,000 judgment and settlement reducing mortgage
Zerorez v. Distinctive CleaningSummary Judgment granted; damages and attorneys fees awarded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Advising Minnesota corporationsAdvising Minnesota corporations2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Saint Olaf CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Contract Disputes: Start to Finish Training SeminarBusiness Contract Disputes2015
Metro IBA webinar seriesWhat not to do - common mistakes that put small businesses at risk2014
Legal LoungePay your employees - and other simple tips to avoid employment headaches2014
Solo & Small Firm Annual MeetingMinnesota Civil Rule Updates2013
Business/Environmental Law SeminarBusiness and Environmental Law2011
Business/Environmental Law SeminarBusiness and Environmental Law2010