Michael R. Moline

Areas of Practice:

Construction Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Liability

Office Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota – Hudson, Wisconsin

Mike Moline is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin state and federal courts.

Mike Moline provides litigation and transactional legal services to business owners, property developers, construction professionals, product manufacturers, product distributors and small businesses. Mike concentrates in the areas of:

  • Construction law and construction litigation
  • Property development and land use planning
  • Zoning, permitting, and variances
  • Property damage insurance claims and insurance appraisals
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Product manufacturer’s liability
  • Product distribution and pass-through liability
  • Property boundary disputes

Mike has a national trial practice, with trials in the Upper Midwest, East Coast, and Florida. He has tried more than 50 jury trials to a conclusion and argued hundreds of binding arbitrations, including arbitrations with the American Arbitration Association (AAA Arbitration), JAMS (JAMS ADR and JAMS Arbitration), International Chamber of Commerce (Incoterms Arbitration), National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA Arbitration), and National Arbitration Forum (NAF Arbitration). Mike’s property insurance appraisal experience includes hail damage insurance claims, fire insurance claims, storm damage insurance claims, and wind damage insurance claims.

Mike’s recent successes include:

  • Successfully represented a property owner before the Minnesota Supreme Court in a fire insurance claim, defining total loss in insurance appraisals;
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a 42 day, $16 million product liability/construction defect trial;
  • Obtained a $950,000 judgment in a property line boundary dispute;
  • Obtained a directed verdict in a $10 million product liability/construction defect trial;
  • Obtained a $900,000 insurance appraisal award on behalf of a developer involving a first-party insurance claim for hail damage to a townhouse development;
  • Successfully defended the world’s largest manufacturer of discrete electrical components in a product liability claim involving failed electronic electrical power meters; obtained defense verdict in a federal summary jury trial following a $3 million demand;
  • Obtained defense verdict in a multimillion dollar product liability/construction defect trial in Miami-Dade County.

Mike is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer and is rated Distinguished for high professional achievement by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Cases:

  • Auto-Owners Insurance v. Second Chance Investments, 827 N.W.2d 766 (Minn. 2013)
  • Vlahos v. R & I Construction, 676 N.W.2d 672 (Minn. 2004)
  • Reiter v. Honeywell, 104 F.3d 1071 (8th Cir. 1997)
  • State v. Holmberg, 527 N.W.2d 100 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995)
  • State v. Peterson, 533 N.W.2d 87 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995)
  • Schibursky v. IBM, 820 F.Supp. 1169 (D.Minn. 1993)
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Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, B.S., 1988

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1991

Minnesota, 1992

Wisconsin, 1992

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1992

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1998

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota Association for Justice

Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Minnesota Academy of Civil Trial Specialists