Rodney J. Mason

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Attorney at Law
 | 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W-3070
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-224-5343
Fax: 651-224-5711
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rodney J. Mason is a stockholder in Mason & Helmers. Providing representation to clients in Ramsey and Hennepin counties and throughout the state, he focuses his practice on trust and estate litigation. The types of matters that Mr. Mason has extensive experience in include will contests, litigation involving executors and trustees, guardianships and conservatorships, inheritance and other probate disputes, creditors’ claims, and business succession disputes. His high degree of ethics and his successes on behalf of his clients have earned Mr. Mason an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Mason attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate, where he majored in German language and literature and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1967. His legal education was obtained at the University of Minnesota Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Fluent in German and Spanish as well as English, Mr. Mason is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Active in several professional organizations, Mr. Mason's memberships include the American, Minnesota State and Ramsey County bar associations. He has also been heavily involved in a variety of community organizations. For nearly 13 years, Mr. Mason served on the board of directors of the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, an organization that provides educational training and other services to homeless men, women and children. He was also a member of the board of directors of what then called Twin City Christian Homes, a group that provides housing to senior citizens.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (80%): Will Contests

Business Litigation (10%)

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Rodney Mason

Admitted: 1976, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.rodneyjmason.com/Attorneys-and-Staff/Rodney-J-Ma...

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rating (Highest Possible) through Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review System, 2008  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Oregon, 2013
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1977
  • Wisconsin, 1995
  • Minnesota, 1976
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
  • Ramsey County Bar Trusts & Estates Section, Co-Chair, 2011 - 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The German Commonwealth of International Lawyers and Notaries, Patent Agents, Tax Consultants, Certified Public Accountants, Member  
  • Non-Profit Organizations: Housing, Mental Health, Homeless  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Business Law, Northwestern College, Bethel College  

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Pearson-Berke, Inc. v. McIntosh, 350 N.W.2d 378 (Minn. 1984)
  • Wills v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 364 N.W.2d 504 (Minn.App. 1985)
  • Avery v. Solargizer Intern., Inc., 427 N.W.2d 675 (Minn.App. 1988)
  • Patel v. Metropolitan Transit Com'n, 444 N.W.2d 584 (Minn.App. 1989)
  • Finn v. National Camera Exchange, Inc. (Minn.App. 1992)
  • Tower Ins. Co. v. Good News Church, Inc. (Minn.App. 1993)
  • Harpster v. Hetherington (Minn.App. 1993)
  • Harpster v. Hetherington, 512 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. 1994)
  • International Financial Services, Inc. v. Franz, 515 N.W.2d 379, 23 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1078 (Minn.App. 1994)
  • International Financial Services, Inc. v. Franz, 534 N.W.2d 261, 26 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1137 (Minn. 1995)
  • Hagen v. Burmeister & Associates, Inc. (Minn.App. 1999)
  • Hagen v. American Agency, Inc., 617 N.W.2d 799, 16 IER Cases 1574 (Minn.App. 2000)
  • In re Thomas J. Mellgren Trust Agreement (Minn.App. 2001)
  • Hagen v. Burmeister & Associates, Inc., 633 N.W.2d 497 (Minn. 2001)
  • In re Estate of Stewart (Minn.App. 2005)
  • In re Estate of Feyen (Minn.App. 2005)
  • Laska v. Laska, 255 Wis.2d 823, 646 N.W.2d 393, 2002 WI App 132 (Wis.App. 2002)
  • Bredberg v. Long, 103 Lab.Cas. P 34,720 (8th Cir.(Minn.) 1985)
  • Bredberg v. Long, 778 F.2d 1285, 27 Wage & Hour Cas. (BNA) 721 (8th Cir.(Minn.) 1985)

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.A. cum laude, 1967
Office Location for Rodney J. Mason

332 Minnesota Street
Suite W-3070
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-224-5343

Fax: 651-224-5711

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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