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Litigation Attorneys in Minnesota

Trial-Ready Lawyers Serving the Minneapolis / St. Paul Area

Some disputes can only be resolved in court. And while no one wants a trial, no one wants to lose one, either. If your dispute winds up in court, our experienced litigators will help you navigate the legal system, make sense of the trial process, and advocate fiercely on your behalf using the facts and law to help your case.

At Johnson/Turner Legal, our Minnesota litigation team has spent the past 15+ years committed to representing our clients in court when the situation calls for it, and we have earned the recognition and respect of judicial officers, expert witnesses, opposing counsel, and other professionals along the way. We are prepared to apply the same level of care and strategy to your case.

Our civil litigation practice involves carefully prepared, personalized representation throughout every stage of the legal process, including:

  • Filing a lawsuit
  • Responding to a lawsuit
  • Discovery
  • Depositions
  • Summary Judgment
  • Motion Practice
  • Pretrial Hearings
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial

Our civil litigators handle all kinds of disputes in litigation, offering the highest level of skill, counsel, and advocacy to every client we represent. What’s more, we also provide an extraordinary client experience.

About Our Litigation Services

No matter what your case entails, you will be assigned an entire team for your case. This team will consist of at least one litigation attorney, a paralegal, and a client care specialist, all of whom will work together to ensure you have a strong legal strategy that is designed to set you up for success in court.

Our client-centered approach includes a streamlined process and flat-fee pricing to ensure you always know what to expect during your case. Both collaborative and strategic in our representation, we promise to provide you with the very best we have to offer, and that includes fixed rates, innovative systems, and automated processes to alleviate the minutia of paperwork and allow us to instead focus on the strategy of your case.

Give us a call at (320) 299-4249 or contact us online to learn more about our litigation services. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

What Happens at Trial?

Each side presents their side of the story. This includes offering exhibits and bringing in experts to offer opinions. As one side presents their case, the other side gets to ask questions of all of the witnesses. After both parties have presented their sides of the story, the court will either listen to closing arguments in person or (more commonly) will ask both sides to submit written closing arguments. After all closing arguments are filed (usually about one month after trial), the judge has 90 days to make a decision.

Will the Case Be Decided by a Judge or Jury?

This is a complicated question. Different claims provide a person a right to a jury trial. For instance, criminal charges. But in civil litigation, whether a party gets a jury trial is not so obvious. The best practice is to consult an attorney. Explain the claims and the case and the attorney will be able to tell you whether the case will be decided by a jury or a judge.

An overly simple answer is this: if you are seeking a money judgment, you can ask for a jury trial. If you are seeking other relief, such as the determination of a question, the location of a boundary line, or an order for someone do or not do something, then a judge decides the case. If the case involves both types of claims… well, it’s easy to see how it gets complicated. Discuss the details with your attorney to find out what to expect.

Contact us online or via phone at (320) 299-4249 today to consult a lawyer!

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For your convenience, we have office locations throughout the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, including WayzataWoodburyForest LakeBlaineLake Elmo / Stillwater, Maple Grove, Bloomington, RochesterDuluth, St. Paul, Eagan, Edan Prairie, and Roseville, MN.


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Our Core Values

Teamwork. Innovation. Community. Knowledge. Compassion.


Our employees are the key to the success of our clients, and ultimately of the firm. We strive to create a culture that instills a sense of belonging. We want to provide our employees with a safety net, which empowers them to take risks and make leaps, while knowing that others will support, assist and, if need be, catch them. Maintaining a firm culture of shared vision, open communication, positive work environment and friendships will foster a cohesive team of professionals working together to champion the successes of our clients, our community partners, and the firm.


We believe the legal industry needs to break free from its stale and uncreative practices in order to serve the needs of today’s clients. We seek to lead the way in revolutionizing the way consumers experience legal representation. We strive to reinvent all major facets of the delivery of legal services, including how we involve our clients in our representation through information sharing and communication, how we produce legal documents, manage cases, and price our services. We understand the challenges that come with innovation, and strive to support one another’s new ideas.


We strive to ensure that our attorneys and staff are fully versed in their practice areas to provide our clients the best advice and representation. The knowledge necessary to do so includes not only mastering the letter of the law, but also understanding trends in the interpretation and application of the law. We are life long learners who know there will never come a day when we have all the answers. We nurture and rely on our strong network of relationships within the firm and beyond. We study; we reflect; we converse; and we challenge one another. Our depth of knowledge sets us apart.


We all experiences life’s challenges, whether as part of our day-to-day routines or as a result of an event or transition in one’s life. Johnson/Turner Legal strives to help its clients and the legal profession rise through such challenges. Whether by pursuing fairness and justice, by solving problems or by bringing new perspective, Johnson/Turner Legal is dedicated to building trust and providing comfort.


We are a service organization, helping people through challenges and transitions in their lives. Our work must extend beyond our clients to champion the success of our colleagues, friends and the communities at large in which we live and work. We work to improve our communities through volunteerism and leadership.

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