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J. Robert Keena - Minneapolis, MN

8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Minneapolis Business & Corporate Law Lawyer

Overview

J. Robert Keena is a partner with Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC and chair of the firm's Litigation Practice, where he assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with a variety of litigation issues, including:

  • Complex multi-party litigation
  • Commercial disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Employment law and litigation
  • Insurance claims
  • Probate litigation

Robert provides thoughtful counsel and proactive representation to his clients, and aggressively defends their interests in all litigation matters...

J. Robert Keena is a partner with Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC and chair of the firm's Litigation Practice, where he assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with a variety of litigation issues, including:

  • Complex multi-party litigation
  • Commercial disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Employment law and litigation
  • Insurance claims
  • Probate litigation

Robert provides thoughtful counsel and proactive representation to his clients, and aggressively defends their interests in all litigation matters. Robert has extensive commercial litigation experience in matters involving real estate disputes, shareholder disputes, trade secret protection, probate disputes, and large-scale tort actions. His construction practice involves the representation of a significant number of builders faced with contract issues, as well as property owners faced with construction defect claims.

For five consecutive years (2008-2012), Robert has been chosen for inclusion in the Minnesota Super Lawyers® list; only 5% of attorneys in Minnesota are selected each year. He was also named a Rising StarSM for multiple years running. Robert is a frequent speaker and author on a multitude of legal issues including Construction Law and Litigation matters. He has been quoted in Midwest Home magazine, the Star Tribune, and The Builder's Journal, among others, and has appeared on both KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV.

Robert is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota, Federal District Court of Minnesota and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Robert obtained his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, and graduated with the school's criminal law award for academic excellence. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, with a B.A. in history.

About J. Robert Keena

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Community Associations
  • Construction & Lien Law
  • Construction Defects & Warranties
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Law

Litigation

  • 90%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • IREM - Institute of Real Estate Management, 2011 - Present
  • BOMA - Greater Minneapolis Building Owners & Managers Association, 2009 - Present

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1995
    J.D.
    Honors: Criminal Law Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1992
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Major: History

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About J. Robert Keena

Included on the 2024 Minnesota list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for J. Robert Keena on Super Lawyers

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Office Information

Address

8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439

Fax

  • (952) 941-2337

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm

Publication

Articles

  • E-Discovery: Unearthing Documents Byte by Byte, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, March, 2002
  • Navigating the Perils of Discovery in the E-Information Age, Co-authored with David H. Schultz, Washington State Bar News, April, 2002
  • Navigating the Perils of Discovery in the E-Information Age, Co-authored with David H. Schultz, Michigan Bar Journal, September, 2002
  • Gambling With Construction Projects, Gaming & Leisure: Resort and Entertainment Technology, Fall Issue, 2006
  • Discovery Challenges in the Electronic Age, Co-authored with David H Schultz, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, September-October, 2002
  • The Effect of Electronic Evidence and E-Discovery on Today's Typical Lawsuit, LJN's Legal Tech Newsletter, December, 2001

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