Jon Steckler is licensed in the states of Minnesota and South Dakota and in various federal and tribal courts.
Jon’s practice is focused on commercial and business law and related litigation. 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 strengths.
Jon provides pro bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyer Network and LegalCORPS, and has served as pro bono general counsel for a non-profit no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency for over 15 years.
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 clerk for two judges at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Early in his legal career, Jon served as a prosecuting attorney for several suburban municipalities.
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 by Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2013-2015.
Jon and his wife live in Golden Valley with their daughter and long-haired Chihuahua, Jeffrey. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, swimming, hiking and golfing, and has volunteered as an instructor for the Loppet Foundation Trail Kids Mountain Bike Program.
South Dakota State University, B.S., 1999
University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2002
South Dakota, 2015
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2004
U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2021
U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Minnesota, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2016
Tribal Court for the Red Lake Nation, 2015
Tribal Court for the White Earth Band of Chippewa of Minnesota, 2018
Tribal Court for the Lac Courte Oreiles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Wisconsin, 2015
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Minnesota Concrete Council Committee Volunteer