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Daniel S. McGrath, Partner

For over 30 years Dan has represented businesses and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the country. He approaches each client’s legal concern thoughtfully, with tenacity and pragmatism. Dan has significant experience in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, real estate law, construction litigation, personal injury and family law.

Dan also serves as outside general counsel to a number of his business clients. Dan advises his clients on the day-to-day issues that require legal and business counsel.

Dan is Past Chair of the Governing Council of the Minnesota Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Dan frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars and also speaks to other professional associations on legal topics within his areas of practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Formation and Start-up
  • Business Dissolution
    • Corporate Partnership Separation
    • Partnership Disputes
  • Business Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Closely-Held Businesses
  • Creditors Remedies
  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
    • Construction
    • Business
    • Real Estate
    • Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Wrongful Death
    • Dram Shop
    • Dog Bite
    • Motorcycle/Bicycle Accidents
  • Real Estate Transactions


  • “AV” Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Minnesota's Top Rated Lawyers of 2013
  • American Society of Legal Advocates - a national organization limited to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers in the United States
  • SuperLawyer (2000-2003)
  • Rising Star (1999-2000)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • MSBA Assembly Representative
    • MSBA Judiciary Committee
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Governing Council (2003-20017); Chair (2009-2010)


  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (1984)
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Juris Doctorate (1988)


  • Board of Directors, Chairman, Higher Ground Academy, St. Paul, MN
  • Town and Country Club Board of Directors, St. Paul MN (2012-2018; President 2017)
  • Youth Hockey and Baseball Coach