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Brian James Donahoe

Litigation Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 28 years
    Iowa - IA 29 years
    South Dakota - SD 30 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State SD
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    75%

    29 years, 182 cases

  2. Environmental and natural resources
    15%

    29 years, 24 cases

  3. Land use and zoning
    10%

    29 years, 18 cases

I've been in private practice since 1995 and provide representation in Minnesota, Iowa or where needed. My current focus is in the areas of railroad law, construction law, envrionmental and land use law, and related regulations in all those areas. 

Location

Donna Law Firm, P.C.
7601 France Av. South
Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN, 55435

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Donna Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Owner
  • Donahoe Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cutler & Donahoe, LLP
  • 1995 - Present
  • Clerk
  • US District Court (South Dakota)
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Project Manager
  • W-W Contractors, Inc.
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • University of SD School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • South Dakota State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Taxi Connection v. Dakota, Minn. & E. R.R. Corp.
  • Affirmance of Summary Judgment
  • Mayo Foundation v. Surface Transp. Bd.
  • Affirmance of STB authorization for construction
  • Koss v Iowa, Chicago & Eastern RR Corp.
  • Defense verdict at trial, upheld on appeal

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Section of Environmental Law-Const. Law Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Regional Vice President - Central
  • 2013 - 2014
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers In America - Railroad Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Litigation Fellow - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2008

Publications

  • South Dakota Law Review
  • Toward a Clearer Standard in Federal Preemption
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • SD Zoning Law
  • Zoning and Land Development Law
  • 2005

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Minneapolis Litigation Lawyer Brian James Donahoe
Brian James Donahoe
Litigation Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 30 years