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Craig T. Dokken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Maple Grove, MN

Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
6900 Wedgwood Road, Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Phone: 763-333-7506
Fax: 763-560-0119
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Litigation: Business, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Craig T. Dokken is a shareholder at Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. He represents people and businesses throughout the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area from the firm’s offices in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and his practice is largely devoted to construction and other types of business litigation. Mr. Dokken has been admitted to practice in Minnesota since 1987, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Dokken majored in business administration at Hamline University in Saint Paul and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. He then proceeded to obtain his legal education at what was then known as Hamline University School of Law, and in 1987, he graduated with his Juris Doctor. Mr. Dokken has been an adjunct professor in business law at his undergraduate alma mater since 2002, and he has been with his current firm for most of his legal career.

A large portion of Mr. Dokken’s practice is based on construction projects and related litigation, and in this regard, he has represented developers, general and subcontractors, owners, and lenders. He has worked on cases involving contract breaches, construction defects, foreclosures, mechanic’s liens, design issues, and other types of disputes. Mr. Dokken has also represented banking institutions and other lenders outside of the construction area in matters involving collections, creditors’ rights, fraud and loan workouts. His excellent track record in all of his professional endeavors has earned him a great deal of favorable recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Arbitration, Construction Defects, Landlord/Tenant


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2015 - 2022

About Craig T. Dokken

First Admitted: 1987, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Past Chair - Civil Litigation Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Past Chair - Governance Committee
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1988
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Past Chair - Membership Committee
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Past Member - Board of Governors
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Past Member, Appointments Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, General Assembly–Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992
  • Minnesota, 1987
  • Member:  Board member; Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education; General Assembly and Appointments Committee of Minnesota State Bar Association; Board of Governors for the Hennepin County Bar Association, 2018


  • , Minnesota Rising Star
  • , "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation" by Martindale-Hubbell
  • , AV® Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Av Preeminent rated with Martindale Hubbell 2003 to present
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2003, 2005, 2008-2009, 2015-2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Past President Champlin Park Girls Hockey Booster Club; past President Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association; past President Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka, MN

Educational Background

  • B.A. Business Administration, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 1984

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, 2017


  • Summary judgment granted by Minnesota Federal District Court in the amount of $2,282,127.80.   First National Bank of Vinita v. SSJR, LLC, Court File No. 17-CV-4727, 2018
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Office Location for Craig T. Dokken

6900 Wedgwood Road
Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55311

Phone: 763-333-7506

Fax: 763-560-0119

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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