AGILE LAW FIRM, PROVEN RESULTS
Michael D. Madigan
Bio
Association Logos
Practice Areas
  • Alcohol Beverage Law and Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Administrative Law Proceedings
  • Business/Civil/Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Distribution and Franchise Law and Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
Languages
  • English
Current Employment Positions
  • Managing Shareholder
Past Positions
  • Dunkley, Bennett, Christensen & Madigan, P.A., Shareholder, 2000 to 2004
  • Johnson & Madigan P.L.L.P, Partner, 1985 to 2000
  • Dunkley & Bennett, P.A., Associate, 1983 to 1985
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Adjunct Faculty Member, 1981 to 1984
  • Hadlick & Hoedeman, P.A., Associate, 1981 to 1983
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1981
  • Wisconsin, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2018
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Litigation, Member
  • Franchising and Environmental Law Sections
  • Complex Commercial Panel, American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator & Mediator, 1995 to Present
  • Minnesota Statewide ADR Neutrals Roster, 1995 to Present
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Alumni Student Award of Merit
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: Political Science
Honors
  • AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell for 24 years
  • "Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, and Twin Cities Business Monthly for 14 years
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2012 - Present
  • Selected for inclusion in the 20th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, in the practice area of Franchise Law
Pro-Bono Activities
  • Metropolitan Airports Commission, 2011 to Present
  • South Washington Watershed Board, 2007 to Present
  • AirSpace Minnesota Board, 2012 to 2016
  • Woodbury City Council, 1999 to 2006
  • Woodbury Planning Commission, 1997 to 1999
  • Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy Board, 1990 to 2002
  • Sigurd Olsen Environmental Institute Board, 1992 to 1995
  • The Learning Jet, 2017 to Present
Classes / Seminars
  • Numerous Franchise Seminars, National Beer Wholesalers Association and State Beer Wholesalers Associations
  • Numerous Alcohol Beverage Law Seminars, Center for Alcohol Policy, National Beer Wholesalers Association, and many State Beer Wholesalers Associations

Published Works

  • Michael D. Madigan, Control versus Competition: The Courts' Enigmatic Journey in the Oscure Borderland Between the Twenty-First Amendment and Commerce Clause, Mitchell Hamline L. Rev. Vol.44-S (Apr. 6, 2018)
Representative Cases
  • Granholm vs Heald, 544 U.S. 460, 489 (2005), US Supreme Ct.
  • Costco vs Hoen, 407 F. Supp. 2d 1247, 1256 (W.D. Wa. 2005), 9th Cir.
  • TFWS vs Franchot, 572 F.3d 186 (4th Cir. 2009), 4th Cir.
  • Blackstar Farms, LLC. v. Oliver, 600 F.3d 1225 (9th Cir. 2010), 9th Cir.
  • Family Winemakers of California vs. Jenkins, 592 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2010), 1st Cir.
  • Arneson Distributing vs Miller Brewing Company, 117 F.Supp.2d 905 (D. Minn. 2000), US Dist. Ct. MA
  • Crowley Beverage Co vs. Miller Brewing Company, 862 F.2d 688, 691 (8th Cir.1988), 8th Cir.
  • Southern Wine & Spirits of America. Inc. v. Missouri, 731F.3d 799 (8th Cir. 2013)