Our firm was founded in 1986 by Michael L. Brutlag and Thomas J. Okoneski. We pride ourselves in providing personalized, professional service to our clients in an efficient and effective manner. With over 70 years of combined experience, it is no surprise that we have been rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, and that Mr. Brutlag has been recognized as one of Minnesota's Super Lawyers.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality legal services for individuals and businesses at a competitive cost. We believe in a practical, problem solving approach. Our attorneys understand that clients hire us to meet a need or to solve a problem, and that the most expensive or complicated solution is rarely the best. We pride ourselves on providing creative and cost effective solutions for common, unique or recurring legal problems. Firm clients receive accurate, practical and innovative legal services.
Our firm helps clients to take advantage of opportunities, meet their current challenges, and plan for the future. Clients come to our firm due to the reputation and experience of our attorneys. They stay because of the quality of our representation. Our attorneys provide personalized legal services, and believe that effective communication with our clients can best be fostered in an environment where the individual relationship between attorney and client can grow and develop.
We represent individuals and businesses in litigation and non-litigation matters. Our litigation practice takes us into both state and federal courts. The non-litigation aspect of our practice runs the full spectrum from problem solving to planning. Our business practice includes representation of both closely held and publicly owned companies and their executives. We represent businesses in the service, manufacturing, real estate, construction and financial industries, and in other ventures.
We believe that every client deserves the best possible representation. Sometimes, this means that we refer clients to other attorneys who practice in areas outside of our traditional focus.