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Joseph Leoni
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Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Practice
  • Criminal Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1985


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Laurentian Comm/Tech College
      • EMT-P - 2000
    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
      • B.A. - 1981
      • Major: Speech Communication

    Representative Cases

    • Raze vs. Mueller, 1999, Minn., 587 NW 2d 645
    • Klapmeier vs. Ebel, 2010, MN App., 2010 WL 2732049
    • Jane Doe vs. IDS 2154, 2010, MN App., 2010 WL 3545585


    • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Inver Hills Community College, MN, 1987 to 1989
    • Paramedic Guest Lecturer, Mesabi Community College, 2000 to Present

    Honors and Awards

    • Top Related Lawyer in Personal Injury Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubble
    • Super Lawyer Designation, MN Law Politics
    • AV Attorney Rating, Martindale-Hubble
    • Who’s Who in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
    • Rising Young Star, MN Law Politics

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
    • MN State Bar Association, Member
    • MN Italian American Lawyers Association, Member
    • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • St. Louis County Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • MTLA, Publication Committee, Member
    • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator, 1991 to Present
    • Hennepin County District Court, Minneapolis, MN, Conciliation Court Judge, 1991 to 1999
    • Hennepin County, District Court, Hennepin County Court Arbitrator, 1994 to 1999
    • Hennepin County, District Court, Ad-Hoc Selection Committee Conciliation Judge Panel, 1995 to 1999

    Past Employment Positions

    • Cloutier & Musech, Attorney, 1984 to 1990

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of MN, Member
    • Hennepin County Speakers Panel, Member
    • Federal Public Defenders Panel, Member
    • Iron Mining Association, Board of Directors, 2010-Present
    • United Way, Minnesota, Board of Directors, 2010-Present
    • Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board, 2008-Present
    • First Responder, Biwabik Township, 2000-Present