Brian J. Wisdorf

Brian J. Wisdorf

Apple Valley, Minnesota
952-953-8848 (Direct Dial)

Brian plays an active role in the firm's Civil & Commercial Litigation Practice Area.  In addition to providing representation in general civil litigation, Brian regularly assists clients with disputes involving contracts, probate law, real estate law and construction law.

Brian counsels and represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners and engineers regarding all aspects of public and private construction.  Brian also represents heirs and personal representatives in probate proceedings. Brian has trial experience and has represented numerous clients at mediations, arbitrations, court trials and motion hearings.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Real Estate Litigation
  • 30% Construction Litigation
  • 10% Commercial and Business Litigation
  • 10% Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Real Estate Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1999
  • Wisconsin, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2002


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1999
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    • B.S. cum laude - 1996
    • Major: Business

Published Works

  • Construction Defects: Avoid Common Pitfalls that Affect Your Ability to Recover Damages, April, 2012


  • Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure, Ramsey County Bar Association, 2009
  • Resolving Problems & Disputes on Constr. Projects, NBI, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Rising Star, 2004 & 2011, a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association, Member
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce