Kevin J. Dunlevy

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dunlevy Law, PA
Kevin J. Dunlevy
Dunlevy Law, PA

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Bankruptcy; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1984

Education: The University of North Dakota School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 1996 - 1998, 2002 - 2023

Dunlevy Law, PA

120 South Sixth Street
Suite 1515, Canadian Pacific Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


The founder of Dunlevy Law, PA, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin J. Dunlevy serves clients across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, helping them with various legal matters such as creditor-debtor rights, real estate transactions, regulations and litigation, and title insurance litigation. 

A University of North Dakota graduate, Mr. Dunlevy earned his B.A. in political science cum laude in 1978 and obtained his J.D. in 1984. He was licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota the same year, and later gained admissions to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and all the state courts of Wisconsin. 

Maintaining an active presence in the legal community, Mr. Dunlevy is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He has also been elected to be a fellow of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Dunlevy is a MSBA-certified Real Property Law Specialist with extensive experience in handling complex litigation cases. He serves a diverse range of clients, including owners, developers, lenders, real estate brokers, title agents and title insurance companies. A skilled negotiator, Mr. Dunlevy helps clients resolve disputes both within and outside the courtroom and represents clients before appellate courts and federal and state trial courts.

With almost four decades of experience and a high ethical standing, Mr. Dunlevy has been rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the most significant peer-review rating in the U.S. He also holds a “Good” rating on Avvo and is the recipient of the MSBA President's award for offering 550 pro bono hours at the Minnesota legislature on real estate and mortgage foreclosure legislation. 

A firm believer in giving back to his community, Mr. Dunlevy is a certified flight instructor and volunteers as a search and rescue mission pilot. He also serves as a government relations advisor for the Minnesota wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Furthermore, he has written several articles on real estate-related topics and presented at legal education seminars for attorneys, title companies and lenders. 

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Real Estate: Consumer, Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Collections

  • 50% Real Estate: Business
  • 30% Real Estate: Consumer
  • 10% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

First Admitted: 1984, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Former Chair Ramsey County Bar Assn Real Property Section, Former Chair Hennepin County Bar Assn Real Property Section, Former Chair ABA Title Insurance Litigation Committee, Co-Chair MSBA Real Property Section Legislative Committee, Chair MSBA Real Property Section 2018.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Co-chair of Legislative Committee of Real Property Section of Minnesota State Bar Association.  Pro bono lobbyist at the Minnesota legislature on real property law issues.
  • Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue Mission Pilot, Cadet Orientation Flight Pilot, Minnesota Wing Legal Officer, Minnesota Wing Government Relations Advisor
  • MSBA President's award for 500 pro bono hours at the Minnesota legislature during the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • State and Federal Tax Liens on Minnesota Real Estate, Hamline Law Review, 1998
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Real Property Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • University of North Dakota, Political Science, 1978
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Flight Instructor certified by the Federal Aviation Administration., 2017
Industry Groups:
  • ABA
  • HCBA
  • MLTA
  • MSBA
  • RCBA
  • WisBar

Office location for Kevin J. Dunlevy

120 South Sixth Street
Suite 1515, Canadian Pacific Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-963-9046

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