About Us

ahead for a second century


For over 100 years, we have lived our core values of clients, community and colleagues. We have been recognized for the superb quality of our client service, for our commitment to pro bono and other community service and for the quality and inclusiveness of our workplace.

Among Dorsey’s many distinguished alumni are U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser, Minnesota’s first woman judge Betty Washburn, former U.S. Vice President and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Corporation Counsel of the City of New York Zachary Carter, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Dozens of other Dorsey lawyers have gone on to prominent careers in business, government, politics, the judiciary and legal education.

We were formed in 1912 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the request of a client that is still a valued client today. We believe the longevity of our client relationships is something that distinguishes us and that speaks to the competitive edge we deliver to our clients. From the 1980s to the present, the Firm has continued to expand to meet client needs. Today, Dorsey lawyers practice in locations throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and serve clients all around the world.


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