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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. It can be easy to get lost in legal arguments; we have to also keep that business mindset as part of the equation as well.”

Morgan is an owner and a managing partner of Wilkerson, Hegna, Kavanaugh & Johnston, PLLP. Morgan graduated from the University of Minnesota and continued on to William Mitchell College of Law to complete his Juris Doctor graduating magna cum laude. 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 non-commissioned officer in 2013, serves on a number of non-profit boards, 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, 2018, 2019 and 2020 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.

Morgan serves on the West Saint Paul Planning Commission and is Vice Chair of the Dakota County Special Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Morgan is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Minnesota.

In his free time, Morgan enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids, golfing and reading.

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities, B.A.
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Professional Associations & Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • National Native American Bar Association
Key Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate and Business Transactions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Leasing and Acquisitions
  • Business Startups
  • Contracts and Business Agreements