Christopher J. Haugen

Christopher J. Haugen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Messerli | Kramer
 | 1400 Fifth Street Towers, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-672-3630
Fax: 612-672-3777
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Christopher Haugen is a tough, thoughtful litigator who works hard to achieve great results for his clients in all manner of business disputes. He has been named to Minnesota Super Lawyers® list as a Rising Star, which recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers in the State.   

    Chris litigates a wide variety of cases including: shareholder/closely-held business disputes; data breach, cybersecurity and privacy cases; contract, employment, intellectual property, and real estate matters; and other business torts. He also advises clients related to data privacy and cybersecurity compliance issues, sits on the Firm’s Data Privacy Advisory Committee, and has a Certificate in Data Privacy and Cybersecurity from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He is driven to first understand his clients’ objectives and then craft an effective legal strategy to match. He has experience in all phases of litigation and has obtained favorable results on behalf of clients in state and federal court.

    Prior to joining the firm, Chris practiced at Anthony Ostlund and Bassford Remele in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he represented clients in diverse matters including business/commercial litigation, professional liability, construction litigation, products liability, and personal injury. 

    About Christopher Haugen

    Admitted: 2012, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: https://messerlikramer.com/professional/christopher-j-haugen...

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate in Data Privacy and Cybersecurity from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer Laywers Network - Conciliation Court Clinic Volunteer

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Independent Contractor or Employee: Revisting the Distinction in Light of Rising Incentives to Misclassify Workers, C-Level Magazine - Minnesota Edition, available through http://www.anthonyostlund.com/news/independent-contractor-or-employee-revisiting-the-distinction-in-light-of-rising-incentives-to-misclassify-workers , Author, Independent Contractor or Employee: Revisting the Distinction in Light of Rising Incentives to Misclassify Workers, 2017
    • Data breach article with practical advice. , Author, A Data Breach: What (you have) to do When the Worst Happens, Footnoes Magazine, MNCPA, Minnesota CPAs, 2019
    • Co-Author, Fiduciary Duty Litigation, December 2016              New Topic Treatise Chapter published by Thompson West / ABA Commercial Litigation Division the Fourth Edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts., Co-Author, Fiduciary Duty Litigation, 2016
    • Remodeling the Relationship: Modifying the Tripartite Relationship between Insurer, Insured, and the Insured's Attorney, International Association of Defense Counsel, Construction Law and Litigation Committee Newsletter (co-author), January 2013 , Co-Author, Remodeling the Relationship: Modifying the Tripartite Relationship between Insurer, Insured, and the Insured's Attorney, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2013

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • https://messerlikramer.com/harper-quote-star-tribune-favorable-judgment

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., summa cum laude, Hamline University School of Law B.A., cum laude, Macalester College
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    Office Location for Christopher J. Haugen

    1400 Fifth Street Towers
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

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    Last Updated: 4/17/2020

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