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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 commited 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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My work with Jon has been exceptional. He is good to work with and if he can’t be reached, he’s been great to tell me who to contact and they have been responsive. Read More
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