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John Trout

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Attorney John Trout has been practicing law since 1994. His areas of focus include litigation, arbitration and mediation of business and construction disputes.

Mr. Trout has first-hand experience in the construction industry as well as his legal knowledge. Prior to becoming an attorney, he founded and operated for 10 years a commercial concrete and masonry restoration business. This hands-on experience benefits his clients, who include contractors, subcontractors, owners, suppliers and design professionals.

Trout is deeply committed to his practice of construction law: “The construction industry is steered by people who are often self-made or carrying on a family business. It’s an industry of ‘big shoulders’, with clients I’m proud to represent.”

His practice includes:

  • Contract and business disputes
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Bonds/surety law
  • Claims
  • Defective construction
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Real estate disputes
  • Fraud

Immediately following law school Mr. Trout served as law clerk for the Honorable Kathleen A. Blatz in the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court.


  • B.S., accounting, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN

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