Dan Hall is a creative, results-oriented trial lawyer who focuses on obtaining the best possible result for his clients. Dan represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes including patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, employment, breach of contract, real estate, business tort, and shareholder matters.
Dan has achieved notable success in multiple trials. Representing plaintiffs, Dan second-chaired a patent infringement trial that resulted in a $1.86 million jury verdict for his client and second-chaired a trial on behalf of a banking client that resulted in a jury verdict of $726,000. Representing a defendant, Dan obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against his client following a bench trial.
Prior to joining the firm in December 2011, Dan practiced at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where his practice involved patent infringement litigation and other commercial disputes. Dan also worked as a volunteer attorney for the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
Acted as second chair in patent infringement lawsuit that resulted in $1.86 million jury verdict for client. After district court granted judgment as a matter of law, the verdict was reinstated following successful appeal to Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Obtained orders granting summary judgment of non-infringement of all claims asserted in two lawsuits. Decisions were affirmed on appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Acted as second-chair counsel in week-long trial in Minnesota State Court where the jury awarded his bank client $726,000 in damages.
Represented eight companies in a patent infringement action before the U.S. International Trade Commission that was resolved favorably for his clients with a worldwide license and settlement agreement.
Obtained dismissal of $1 million contract claim brought against Fortune 100 Company and its subsidiary.
Successfully defended an order denying a motion to compel arbitration before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Obtained dismissal of all mechanic’s lien and unjust enrichment claims following a trial in Dakota County District Court.
Prevailed in arbitration concerning sale of a Minnesota business and received award for all attorneys’ fees.
Volunteer Attorney, representing the interests of children who have been removed from their homes because they are in need of protection, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Shareholder-employees who report violations of their fiduciary duties may be protected whistleblowers, Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce - Partner Content, September 2020
Is All Patent Infringment Willful?, Attorney at Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, December 2016
Will a Minnesota Patent Lawsuit Lead to Meaningful Reform?, Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities Edition, December 2014