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Mark J. Heley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP
8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard, Suite 2110
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Phone: 952-841-0219
Fax: 952-841-0041
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution (80%), Business/Corporate (10%), Construction Litigation: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark J. Heley is of counsel at the law firm Heley, Duncan & Melander in Minneapolis. Recognized as one of the leading mediators in the field of construction law, he also has extensive experience with arbitration and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. He practices in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area and on a nationwide basis. 

Mr. Heley has been a practicing attorney for more than 35 years and has helped to resolve many complex disputes all over the country. In addition to construction law, Mr. Heley works to resolve disputes in commercial law and real estate law. 

Active in his legal community, Mr. Heley serves on the governing committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and has served as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Construction Law Section. He also belongs to the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the State Bar of Wisconsin. 

Recognizing his legal capability and high ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Heley an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest rating available. The Minnesota Law & Politics magazine has included him in its annual list of one of the “Top 4.5% of Minnesota Attorneys” many years in a row.

Mr. Heley graduated cum laude from the University of North Dakota. He earned his law degree from Hamline University School of Law, now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He holds licenses to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

*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
  • 80%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation, Contracts


22 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Mark J. Heley

First Admitted: 1984, Minnesota

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  • , Repeatedly recognized since 1999 by the Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in its annual survey as one of top 4.5% of Minnesota attorneys
  • , Consistently achieved the highest rankings (AV rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • , Listed as one of Super Lawyers “Top 100” Minnesota lawyers, 2005, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota
  • Past Chair, Design Division of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Bar Association/Professional Liability and Construction Forum Committees
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association/Past Chair-Construction Law Section
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Wisconsin
  • North Dakota

Educational Background

  • University of North Dakota, B.A. Communications, Political Science, 1981
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Office Location for Mark J. Heley

8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard
Suite 2110
Minneapolis, MN 55437

Phone: 952-841-0219

Fax: 952-841-0041

Last Updated: 12/2/2021

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