Jon R. Steckler

Jon R. Steckler

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jon Steckler’s practice is focused in the area of commercial and business litigation and appeals.  Jon represents clients in complex litigation matters including contract disputes, commercial and residential construction, insurance coverage and defense, product liability and franchise/dealership disputes. His clients include businesses and individuals in the construction, industrial manufacture and supply, insurance, automotive/ATV manufacture, distribution, commercial finance, and technology industries. Mr. Steckler has successfully represented clients in litigation and arbitrations in state and federal jurisdictions nationwide, as well as before state and federal licensing and regulatory bodies.  In addition to his litigation practice, Jon advises a broad array of individuals and businesses in general legal matters and risk assessment/risk avoidance policies and procedures.

As an active member of the legal community, Mr. Steckler has participated in several legal organizations devoted to advancement and elevation of the level of practice in his areas of concentration, including the American Association for Justice and ABA Construction Litigation Section. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and has been recognized as a Minnesota "Super Lawyers" Rising Star since 2013.

Jon received his law degree from the University of South Dakota where he received Dean's List honors and served as a Staff Writer and Managing Editor of the South Dakota Law Review. He joined Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A. in 2007, after previously practicing with two local law firms and serving as a judicial clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Mr. Steckler is licensed to practice in the States of Minnesota and South Dakota, and various federal, district and appellate courts.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Business Law and Litigation
  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Distribution and Franchise Law and Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Alcohol Beverage Law and Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - May, 2002
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: South Dakota Law Review, Managing Editor, 2001 - 2002
    • Law Review: South Dakota Law Review, Staff Writer, 2000 - 2001
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
    • B.S. - 1999
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Sociology and Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2013 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Construction Group

Past Employment Positions

  • Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson & Nilan, P.A., Associate Attorney, 2005 - 2007
  • LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A., Associate Attorney, 2003 - 2005
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk, 2002 - 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • General Counsel for Non-Profit No-Kill Animal Shelter, 2003 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network