International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that 19 lawyers in the Firm’s Minneapolis office were ranked by Chambers and Partners in its annual survey, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013. In addition, five Dorsey practice groups in the Minneapolis office were ranked.

Dorsey Partners and their areas of practice ranked by Chambers include:


  • Steve Champlin
  • Jocelyn Knoll
  • Eric Ruzicka


  • Ken Cutler
  • Tim Hearn
  • Matthew Knopf
  • John Marsalek
  • Robert Rosenbaum

Labor & Employment

  • Douglas Christensen
  • Joseph Hammell
  • Melissa Raphan

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Peter Carter
  • George Eck
  • Paul Klaas
  • Roger Magnuson
  • Steve Wells

Real Estate

  • Mark Hamel
  • Robert Olson

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

  • Jay Lindgren

Chambers ranked three Dorsey Minneapolis practices as Band 1, the highest ranking available for a practice group, including Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment and Litigation: General Commercial. The Firm’s Construction and Real Estate practices received Band 2 recognition.

Chambers surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their field. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.