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AREAS OF PRACTICE

• Civil Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Commercial Real Estate
• Complex Business Litigation







Suite 1600
222 South Ninth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
Phone: 612-337-9527
Fax: 612-337-9027
Email:
phillip@gainsleylaw.com
FIRM PROFILE

Most, but not all, of my commercial litigation is on behalf of plaintiffs. Nearly
all clients are referred to me by law firms either with conflicts of interest or
who choose not to work on a contingent fee basis, which constitutes a
substantial portion of my practice. Judges and jury members before whom I
have tried cases, and litigation opponents also have referred matters to me.

I have tried approximately 250 cases through conclusion, most of them before
juries, throughout the state of Minnesota.

I have been a guest lecturer at University of Minnesota Law School and William
Mitchell School of Law, and in the current year, University of St. Thomas Law
School, on the subject of legal malpractice. I have also been a lecturer for
Minnesota Continuing Education, for whom in the past two years, I have
lectured on practicing as a sole practitioner.

I have been appointed referee and commissioner by judges of Hennepin
County District Court, and special master by United States District Court for
the District of Minnesota. I am currently serving as a special master in the
distribution of a federal multi-district settlement.
Phillip Gainsley was recently featured
in
Attorney at Law Magazine.

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“Thank you so much for what you did for my mother. We
are very grateful for your excellent service.”
- P.E.
SIGNIFICANT CASES

Jones Press v. Motor Travel Services, Inc., 176 N.W. 2d 87: Convinced the
Minnesota Supreme Court that statutes authorizing garnishment of money and
property under which commercial accounts were garnished without notice and
opportunity to be heard were unconstitutional as violative of due process.


McKee Johnson v. Johnson, 444 N.W.2d 259: Set the “fairness” standards in
antenuptial agreement disputes.


Gordon v. Gordon, 339 N.W.2d 269: Established the criteria where a joint
custodial parent sought to remove the residence of the parties’ children from the
state of Minnesota.


Reilly v. Antonello, 852 N.W.2d 694: Determined that indirect transfers of stock
from judgment debtor to his wife constituted a fraudulent transfer.


Antonello v. Reilly, 2012 WL 5381908: Determined that certain property was not
judgment debtor’s homestead within the meaning of Minnesota’s homestead
exemption statute.