Kevin is a shareholder with Eckberg Lammers and the lead attorney for our Business Litigation and Workers’ Compensation practice areas. With many years negotiating and arguing some of our most complex cases, Kevin aggressively represents clients with a host of legal needs and issues. Examples include:
- Business disputes
- Business-to-business disputes
- Business owner/shareholder disputes
- Contract lawsuits
- Real estate disputes
- Workers’ compensation (employee)
- Family trust disputes
- Construction disputes
- Appellate litigation
- Personal injury & wrongful death claims (plaintiff)
Currently serving as the City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney for several cities throughout Washington County, Kevin also has extensive experience in civil municipal law. Kevin helps municipal clients with a host of legal needs and issues facing local governments, such as:
- Land use
- Community development
- Real estate
- Labor & Employment
- Special Assessments
- Code Enforcement
- Open Meeting Law
Whether it’s for individuals, businesses or municipalities, Kevin’s true passion is litigation. He enjoys helping clients resolve their legal disputes either through jury trial or settlements. He particularly relishes the opportunity to argue appellate cases on behalf of his clients; prevailing in a great many. Examples include:
Otremba v. City of East Bethel, 2016 WL 6923706 (Minn. App. Nov. 28, 2016) – Successfully obtained affirmance of the trial court’s dismissal of the property owner’s special assessment appeal against City for work performed by City.
Enbridge Energy v. Engelking, 372 Wis.2d 833 (Wis. App. Oct. 25, 2016) – Successfully obtained affirmance of jury trial judgment in favor of property owner client obtained against Enbridge Energy for violation of property rights by installation of trespassing oil pipelines on client’s property.
A&M Market LLC v. West Side Groceries, Inc. (Part 2), 2015 WL 4393470 (Minn. App. July 20, 2015) – Successfully appealed and overturned the trial court’s improper dismissal of the client’s claims on faulty procedural grounds.
Hearn v. City of Woodbury, 2013 WL 2149972 (Minn. App. 2013) – Successfully defended on behalf of the city an appeal by a business license applicant whose application was denied. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the city had an appropriate basis to deny the license.
Domagala v. Rolland, 805 N.W.2d 14 (Minn. 2011) – Successfully appealed on behalf of the plaintiff in a personal injury action the trial court’s jury instructions regarding a duty to warn. The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s ruling and remanded the matter for a new trial with Plaintiff’s preferred version of jury instructions.
A&M Market, LLC v. West Side Groceries, Inc., 2013 WL 1942999 (Minn. App. 2013) – In a complex business dispute, successfully defended the trial court’s determination that a seller of real property had breached his option and right of first refusal agreement with the property buyer by failing to disclose certain information needed to exercise the right of first refusal.
City of Lakeland v. Breyfogle, 2010 WL 5154954 (Minn. App. 2010) – Successfully defended on behalf of the city an appeal seeking to assess fees and costs against the city after it voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit. The court of appeals ruled in the City’s favor, holding that assessing fees and costs would be improper.
Kevin is also a contributing author to the Minnesota CLE Contracts Deskbook within various sections in 2009-2013, 2016, & 2019-2021. In addition, he has presented for continuing education on Basics of Drafting Contracts (2010 & 2011); Key Cases in Contract Law (2013 & 2019), Contracts Deskbook Panel Speaker (2019), and Creating, Interpreting, and Litigation Contracts (2021).
With Eckberg Lammers since 2008, Kevin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and received his Juris Doctor at William Mitchell College of Law. When he’s not practicing law, he is highly-active in local area chambers of commerce. He lives in Woodbury, is an avid weight lifter and motorcyclist, and thoroughly enjoys being active outdoors.
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
– J.D., summa cum laude
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
– B.S., magna cum laude
U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – District of Minnesota
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Western District of Wisconsin
Minnesota State Bar Association
– Member, Civil Litigation Section, Public Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Lecturer
19th District Bar Association
– Member, Past President
Minnesota Association for Justice
Washington County Bar Association
St. Croix Valley Bar Association
Greater Stillwater Area Chamber of Commerce
– Board of Directors, Past Chairman
Woodbury Chamber of Commerce
River Valley Referrals Networking Group
Stillwater Public Library Foundation
– Board Member
Roseville Area Optimists Club
Minnesota Precision Manufacturers Association