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Jon R. Steckler

Bio

Jon's practice is focused on commercial and business law and related litigation and appeals. Serving as general corporate counsel for companies in various industries, Jon regularly advises clients on a broad range of issues facing businesses on a day-to-day basis.

Jon advises on and prepares complex commercial contracts, franchise agreements, distribution contracts, construction contracts, non-compete agreements, commercial leases, and asset and stock purchase agreements. In addition to representing clients in general commercial, corporate and operational matters, Jon represents companies and individuals in state and federal courts, licensing, and regulatory tribunals and in alternative dispute resolution in jurisdictions nationwide. Assessment and management of risk for clients on wide-ranging operational and strategic issues, timely issue spotting and front-end problem solving are among Jon's core strengths.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Political Science from South Dakota State University, Jon received his J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the South Dakota Law Review and earned Dean's List honors. After law school, Jon served as a judicial clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Early in his legal career, Jon served as a prosecuting attorney for several suburban municipalities.

Jon has provided pro bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyers Network and LegalCORPS and has served as pro bono general counsel for a non-profit no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency for over 16 years.

Recently, Jon obtained a jury verdict and judgment exceeding $1,170,000 in a condominium construction defect case, and successfully defended the verdict before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Jon has been listed as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2013-2015, 2022, as well as being recognized by America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators.

Jon and his wife live in Golden Valley with their daughter, and their long-haired Chihuahua, Jeffrey. In his spare time, Jon enjoys running, biking, swimming, hiking, and golfing, and has volunteered as an instructor for the Loppet Foundation Trail Kids Mountain Bike Program.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 2002
  • South Dakota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2021
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Minnesota, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2016
  • Red Lake Nation Tribal Court, 2015
  • Court of the White Earth Band of Chippewa, 2018
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Court, 2015
Education
  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 2002
  • South Dakota State University, South Dakota
    • B.S. - 1999