Dudley and Smith

Dudley and Smith

Proudly serving the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and Western Wisconsin with offices in St. Paul, Bloomington, Burnsville, Vadnais Heights, Chanhassen and Woodbury.

Firm Overview

Dudley and Smith, P.A. is a Minnesota law firm practicing in most areas of law and serving clients across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our firm has attorneys with extensive experience in many topics, and we have clients that go back many years, since our founding in 1952. We are committed to your case or situation.

Dudley and Smith, P.A. represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of life. Among our topic areas are consumer issues, real estate, family law, wills and estates, financial distress, bankruptcy, business law, criminal law, personal injury, administrative law and litigation. Our fees are competitive and fair.

Dudley and Smith, P.A. knows the court system and has appeared in courts for years. We practice in all Minnesota courts, both state courts and the federal court. We also appear in the Wisconsin State Courts and in the federal court in the Western District of Wisconsin.

Dudley and Smith, P.A. believes in justice and will help you attain it. We operate with the firm belief that your case is special. Please contact us to serve you.

Main Office

Main Office
101 East 5th Street
Suite 2602
St Paul, MN 55101






General Practice Lawyers and Attorneys with offices throughout the Twin Cities to better serve you

Providing bankruptcy as well as appeals, business law, consumer law, criminal defense, debt collection, environmental law, estate planning, family law, guardianships, conservatorships, homeowners association, insurance, juvenile, landlord/tenant, litigation, personal injury, probate and wills, real estate, taxes, trademarks, workers compensation, and USDA grant appellate work.

Joseph Dudley

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Joseph Dudley was born in Washington, D.C. in 1945 and served in the U.S Air Force (Vietnam) and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He received his law degree in 1977 from Hamline University, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mr. Dudley has practiced law in Minnesota for 36 years in the areas of commercial litigation, general litigation, financial institutions, banking, insurance claims and special personal injury actions, franchise, purchase and sale of businesses and commercial property, transportation, corporation and limited liability company formations, all aspects of corporate and limited liability company, partnership, operations, documentations, and maintenance, shareholder disputes in both corporations and limited liability companies, IRS and State tax issues, USDA appeals nationwide, arbitration, mediation, and appellate work. Mr. Dudley practices in all Minnesota District Courts, Federal District Court and the Western District Federal Court of Wisconsin.

Mr. Dudley is a member of the Ramsey County Bar, Minnesota State Bar, Federal Bar and American Bar Associations.

Steven Opheim

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Steven C. Opheim has practiced law for 27 years in both Minnesota and Wisconsin in the following areas:

All aspects of Bankruptcy, including Chapters 7, 11, and 13, contested matters, adversary proceedings for creditors, and contested bankruptcies
Commercial Litigation
General Litigation

Katherine Brown Holmen

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Katherine grew up in Minnesota and has lived here most of her life with the exception of her time at the University of North Dakota School of Law. She was a dedicated student who graduated and passed the Minnesota Bar Examination to become a lawyer by the age of 24. She has worked exclusively as a personal injury lawyer since that time.


Christopher Boline

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Christopher W. Boline practices business and commercial law, civil litigation, appellate work, real estate law, consumer law matters, personal injury, USDA appeals, and administrative law.

Christopher received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. During law school, Christopher served as a certified student attorney in a Hennepin County suburban court, was an extern with a Hennepin County District Court judge, and received recognition from the Minnesota Justice Foundation for his time devoted to public service. He began working for Dudley and Smith, P.A. as a clerk during law school.

Christopher graduated with honors from St. John

Michael Burke

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John Lillie

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John C. Lillie, III is a trial attorney practicing in Minnesota State and Federal courts since 1998. John has tried criminal, juvenile and civil cases all over the state of Minnesota from petty traffic offenses to attempted murder, along with complex civil litigation matters.


Gloria Bogen

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Gloria Bogen has devoted her legal career to representing individuals in Family Law cases since she graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law and was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1982. Her vast knowledge of the law, over 30 years of legal experience, and her skills as a litigator and effective negotiator means that you will receive professional, ethical, effective and quality representation with your family law issues, including divorce, paternity, custody, parenting time and visitation, child support, third party custody, annulment, and post-decree matters.

Gloria has represented over 1,000 clients in her career, appearing in almost every county courthouse throughout the State of Minnesota. She has represented clients in all types of Family Law hearings, including Temporary Motions, Evidentiary Hearings, Trials, Motions to Reconsider, Motions to Modify, Review Hearings, Contempt of Court, Appeals, Mediation, and Early Neutral Evaluations, and makes over 100 Court appearances each year.

She was the Executive Director and Lead Staff Attorney at the non-profit Legal Assistance of Washington County for 15 years, providing free legal representation to low-income family law clients. She is certified as a Social Early Neutral Evaluator and has worked as a Parenting Consultant.

Gloria helped develop and administer the Washington County Legal Advice Clinics and continues to volunteer her time there, as well as at public educational legal forums sponsored by the Washington County Law Library. She has also volunteered as a judge/evaluator for the Minnesota High School Mock Trial competition.

Gloria lives on the West Side of St. Paul with her husband. They are active community volunteers and like to travel, spend time at Canterbury Park, and play with their granddaughter.

Brian Glodosky

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Brian M. Glodosky has a broad-ranging practice. Prior to joining Dudley and Smith, P.A., Brian worked primarily as a criminal prosecutor in Winona, Minnesota, but also focused on Bankruptcy matters, Estate Planning, and Family Law. While attending William Mitchell College of Law, Brian worked for the Public Defender

Kevin Behr

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Kevin Behr started his professional career as a reporter for a local newspaper in southeastern Minnesota covering the

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