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Suite 1600
222 South Ninth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
Phone: 612-337-9527
Fax: 612-337-9027

  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Family Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Phillip Gainsley has:

Successfully represented several claimants in legal malpractice litigation,
involving underlying:

   • failed real estate transactions
   • contract disputes
   • litigation negligence
   • conflict of interests
   • drafting errors

Successfully represented plaintiffs in a complicated United States Patent-
related litigation in a matter with over 70,000 documents and numerous
fact- and expert-witnesses.

Successfully represents plaintiffs in wrongful employment termination
cases (including violations of Minnesota Human Rights Act) and in closely-
held corporation disputes resulting in statutory buy-outs and stock

Successfully represents independent contractors and commissioned sales
persons wrongfully terminated.

Established Minnesota law regarding:

   • child removal from the state in custody proceedings
  Gordon v. Gordon, 339 N.W.2d 269 (Minn. 1983)

   • “fairness” doctrine in Minnesota antenuptial agreements
McKee-Johnson v. Johnson, 444 N.W.2d 259 (Minn. 1989)

Resolved real estate disputes involving encroachment easements,
boundary lines, disclosures and homestead designations.

Successfully represents home-owners in moisture infiltration claims.

Recently been awarded judgments in excess of $3,500,000 for clients in an
action involving life insurance sales abuses.

Guest-lectured on his significant cases at the University of Minnesota Law
School, William Mitchell College of law and University of St. Thomas
School of Law, and for the past five years has spoken at the Minnesota
State Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm annual retreats.
“Thank you very much
for the excellent work
yesterday in court.
Although we didn't get
everything we asked for,
in my mind, it was a big