Top rated business litigation attorney in Minneapolis, MinnesotaAnthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.
Practice Areas: Business litigation, Intellectual property litigation
Licensed in Minnesota since: 2012
Education: Boston College Law School
Dan Hall is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a wide range of trials and appeals in state and federal courts. Dan excels at taking complex fact patterns and legal arguments and crafting concise, logical and persuasive arguments to present to courts and juries. Clients benefit from Dan’s extensive trial experience, which includes jury and bench trials involving patent infringement, trustee liability, breach of contract, partnership and shareholder disputes, employment termination, and usurpation of business opportunities.
In 2020, Dan was named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for his work as part of the defense group that defeated a $42 million breach of fiduciary duty claim in a complex trust case following a 20-day trial. Dan’s experience trying both patent infringement and business claims makes him uniquely well-suited to handle business disputes concerning intellectual property issues, patents and trade secrets.
Dan focuses on the most efficient strategy to obtain the results his clients want from the beginning of a case through discovery, dispositive motion practice and trial. He has also served as the primary drafter of briefs filed with the Sixth Circuit, Eight Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the Minnesota Court of Appeals that resulted in favorable decisions for his clients.
First Admitted: 2010, Massachusetts
Professional Webpage: https://www.anthonyostlund.com/dan-r-hall
- U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
- U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
- State of Minnesota
- U.S. Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- State of Massachusetts
- U.S. District of Minnesota
- J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College Law School
- B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College, 2007
- Dan was named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for his work as part of the defense group that defeated a $42 million breach of fiduciary duty claim in a complex trust case following a 20-day trial., Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2020
- Inductee, Order of the Coif, Boston College Law School
- Awarded distinction in major and distinction for senior comprehensive exercise, Awarded Distinction , Carleton College
- Dismissal of $42 million breach of fiduciary duty claim after lengthy trialFollowing a 20-day court trial, the court dismissed a $42 million claim for breach of fiduciary duty against a trustee client. Dan was named a 2020 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for his work with the defense group on the case., 2020
- Complete dismissal of IP ownership claims against medical device clientObtained complete dismissal of two lawsuits concerning patent ownership brought against medical device client and two individuals., 2020
- $850,000 breach of fiduciary duty judgment following trialObtained judgment of over $850,000 for breach of fiduciary duties following trial on behalf of a shareholder in a local medical practice who was unfairly terminated and forced to give up ownership interest. The judgment was affirmed on appeal., 2018
- Permanent injunction and $1.5 million verdict in patent caseWon $1.5 million award and permanent injunction for client Johnstech International Corp. following jury trial against competitor for willful patent infringement under doctrine of equivalents, including an award of enhanced damages, which was affirmed on appeal. See Johnstech International Corp. v. JF Microtechnology SDN BHD, 315 F. Supp. 3d 1130 (N.D. Cal. 2018), aff’d 773 Fed. Appx. 623 (Fed. Cir. July 15, 2019)., 2016
- $1.86 million jury verdict in patent infringement lawsuit and successful appealActed as second chair in patent infringement trial that resulted in $1.86 million jury verdict for client. After district court granted judgment as a matter of law, the verdict was reinstated following successful appeal to Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the defendant was permanently enjoined from future infringement. See Circuit Check, Inc. v. QXQ, Inc., 795 F.3d 1331 (Fed. Cir. 2015)., 2015
- Jury award of $726,000 in IP ownership disputeObtained $726,000 jury verdict in dispute over the ownership of intellectual property rights following week-long trial for bank client. The verdict was 100 percent of the client’s loss., 2014
- Obtained Claim Dismissal Obtained dismissal of $1 million contract claim brought against Fortune 100 Company and its subsidiary.
- Defended Order Denying Motion to Compel Arbitration Successfully defended an order denying a motion to compel arbitration before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
- Co-author of “Fiduciary Duty Litigation” chapter of Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts, 5th Edition, 2022, which is the leading complex business litigation treatise., 2022
- Shareholder-employees who report violations of their fiduciary duties may be protected whistleblowers, Author, Shareholder-employees who report violations of their fiduciary duties may be protected whistleblowers, Minnesota Lawyer, 2020
- Is All Patent Infringment Willful?, Attorney at Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, 2016
- How to Write Patents that Win in Court, Presented to Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner by Courtland Merrill & Dan Hall, 2014
- Will a Minnesota Patent Lawsuit Lead to Meaningful Reform?, Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities Edition, 2014
- 2017 Business Law Institute - Business Litigation: Fiduciary Duty Disputes, Minnesota CLE, 2017
- Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022