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Michelle D. Christensen



Legal Specialist

A seasoned litigator with more than 25 years of experience, Michelle has a successful record of positive results for both plaintiffs and defendants. Her broad spectrum of knowledge in all phases of litigation has won notable cases within the areas of insurance, personal injury, business, and construction law.

More About Michelle

She has successfully represented clients in administrative hearings, as well as the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals on a wide range of insurance coverage, tort, and construction law. In addition, Michelle is a sought-after speaker on timely legal topics at seminars and Continuing Legal Education courses. During law school, she worked at the U.S. Attorneys’ Office and private law firms.

Member Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

Representative Cases

  • Zulfe Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 2020 WL 7491266 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2020)
  • Brunell v. Kyle, 2007 WL 1121362 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Camacho v. Todd and Leiser Homes, 706 N.W.2d 49 (Minn. 2005)
  • Ray v. Dronen, 2005 WL 757931 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Miller v. State Farm Insurance, 2004 WL 948377 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Smith v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 656 N.W.2d 432 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • NAB Asset Venture II v. Lenertz, Inc., 1998 WL 422207 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998)

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Practice Areas

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Business and Transactional
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Employment Litigation
  • Financial Services and Business Litigation
  • Insurance Related Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense


  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • State of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
  • B.A., Carleton College