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.

Obtained $1.86 million jury verdict in patent infringement lawsuit

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.

Successfully defended client in multiple patent infringement lawsuits

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.

Jury Award of $726,000

Acted as second-chair counsel in week-long trial in Minnesota State Court where the jury awarded his bank client $726,000 in damages.

Patent Infringement Action

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 Claim Dismissal

Obtained dismissal of $1 million contract claim brought against Fortune 100 Company and its subsidiary.

Defended Order Denying Motion to Compel Arbitration

Successfully defended an order denying a motion to compel arbitration before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Dismissal of Mechanic's Lien and Unjust Enrichment Claims

Obtained dismissal of all mechanic’s lien and unjust enrichment claims following a trial in Dakota County District Court.

Successful Arbitration

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

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

2017 Business Law Institute - Business Litigation: Fiduciary Duty Disputes, Minnesota CLE, May 2017

How to Write Patents that Win in Court, Presented to Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner by Courtland Merrill & Dan Hall (September 8, 2014).


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