Dahl, Richard M.

222 South Ninth StreetCampbell Mithun TowerSuite 3150Minneapolis, MN 55402

Updated: 10/26/2016


Rich Dahl is a founding shareholder in the firm of Madigan, Dahl & Harlan.  For the past 30 years, he has been actively engaged in a nationwide practice in the above-reference areas representing both companies and individuals in a broad range of sophisticated commercial matters.  He is licensed in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeal.  Rich has been AV rated by Martindale Hubble for many years.

Rich graduated (Cum Laude) from...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Alcohol Beverage Law and Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Business/Civil/Commercial Litigation
  • Business/Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Distribution and Franchise Law and Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Insurance Defense


  • 80%

Representative Clients

  • Hudson Insurance Group
  • New Horizon Academy
  • Applied Power Products
  • Schlagel, Inc.
  • Winroc
  • Entegris, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1983
  • Wisconsin, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1984
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Tribal Court, 1999

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1983 - Present (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 1983 - Present (Member)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, 2012 - Present (Member)


  • AM JUR Award Winner, - 1981
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, - 1981
  • Silver Gavel Honor Society
  • Dean's Honor Roll, 1980 - 1983
  • Class Rank
  • National Dean's List, 1975 - 1980
  • NCAA - All American Athletic and Academic Scholarship Award Winner, - 1980

Classes and Seminars

  • The Modern Residential Moisture Intrusion Claim, Lorman, - 2008
  • Anatomy of a Residential Construction Defect Case, MN State Bar Assoc. of Continuing Education (CLE), - 2007
  • Construction Claims Handling, R.J. Ahman Company, - 2006
  • Child Care Claims Handling, New Horizon Child Care Inc., - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2006 - 2007
  • Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, 1999 - 2001
  • Minnesota for ISTEA, 1998 - 1999
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, 1985 - 1988
  • Special Olympics (Judge), 1976 - 1979

Past Positions

  • Dunkley, Bennett, Christensen & Madigan, P.A., Partner, 1983 - 2003


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1983
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Hamline Law Review, Editor/Student Writer, 1981 - 1983
    Law Review: The Hamline Public Law Research Center, Associate Member, 1982 - 1983
  • Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, 1981
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Public Administration
  • Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, 1979
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Political Science/Secondary Education



  • Dupont Dow Elastromers, LLC
  • White Earch Band of Ojibwe


Published Works

  • Anatomy of a 2007 Residential Construction Defect Case, Minnesota CLE, May, 2007
  • How to Maximize the Homeowner's Recover, Minnesota CLE, 2007
  • How to Skin the cat in a Wet Home Case Using ADR, Minnesota CLE, 2007
  • Sovereign Immunity - Discretionary Function Exemption to the Tort Claims Act: 5, Hamline L. Rev., Vol. 5, 103-121, 1982

Office Information


222 South Ninth StreetCampbell Mithun TowerSuite 3150Minneapolis, MN 55402


  • 612-604-2599

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