Morgan W. Kavanaugh

Morgan W. Kavanaugh

  
I take pride in being able to provide my clients with reasonable, common sense and easy to understand advice and solutions even when facing complex legal issues.”

Morgan is managing partner of Wilkerson & Hegna. Morgan graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in both Political Science and History from the University of Minnesota and continued on to William Mitchell College of Law to complete his Juris Doctor. Morgan started as a law clerk at Wilkerson & Hegna during his second year of law school and after graduating magna cum laude joined the firm as an attorney. Morgan’s diverse practice allows him to bring a distinct perspective to his clients. With a wide range of clients, he focuses his practice in areas of real estate and business transactions, commercial litigation, and advising closely held businesses and individuals. Morgan served in the United States Army Reserves and received an honorable discharge as a noncommissioned officer in 2013, has served on the board of a non-profit, volunteers as a baseball coach with the West St. Paul Youth Athletic Association, has been recognized as a “North Star Lawyer” for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services to low-income clients and non-profits, and was selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. In addition, Morgan is an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline Law School teaching first year Contracts.

Morgan is also Chair of the West Saint Paul Planning Commission and a member of the Dakota County Special Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities, B.A., 2007
Admissions:
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2011
Professional Associations & Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Dakota County Bar Association
Key Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate and Business Transactions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Entity Formation
  • Loan Workouts