Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit


  • University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, B.S. (Social Studies Ed.), with highest distinction

Annette Margarit joined the firm in 1989. In 1996, she became Human Resources Manager for the City of Apple Valley, a position she held until she returned to the firm in 2001. In this position, Annette negotiated contracts with the multiple unions, monitored compensation plans, and dealt with leave and discipline issues. From 1992 to 2001, Annette also served on the City of Richfield Charter Commission. Using her practical experience and legal training, Annette now focuses her practice on employment and municipal law issues. Annette is the City Attorney for the cities of Jordan and Lonsdale. Annette is frequently hired by other cities to conduct employment investigations.

Annette is a former high school social studies teacher and has coached high school and traveling soccer for more than 30 years. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Academy of the Holy Angels for six years.

  • Representative Cases
    • Sharp v. Hayloft Property Management Co., (Unemployment Appeal)
    • Caponi v. City of Eagan (Mandamus)
    • City of Jordan v. Church of St. John the Baptist of Jordan, (Eminent Domain)
    • Knudtson v. City of Coates (Zoning)
    • EHW Properties v. City of Eagan, (Special Assessment)
    • SLS Partnership v. City of Apple Valley, (Manufactured Home Zoning)
    • Greer v. City of Eagan, (Special Assessment)
    • Apple Valley Square v. City of Apple Valley, (Rezoning, Tax Increment Financing)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member

Judicial Clerkship

  • Honorable Robert Schumacher, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerkship

Community Involvement

  • University of Minnesota Athletics Advisory Board
  • Academy of the Holy Angels, Board of Directors
  • City of Richfield Charter Commission, 1992 - 2001