Attorney Profile

Robert S. Halagan

I have been practicing law for over thirty years.  Unlike many lawyers today, my experience has been broad and deep in a variety of areas. Rather than call myelf a "corporate lawyer" or an "employment lawyer", I define myself by my clients: I represent businesses and business owners and help them become more successful and more profitable.  My goal is to improve your bottom line. I look to provide solutions for my clients in whatever area they may need counsel and advice.

My experience has included jury trials in state and federal courtrooms; structuring the purchase or sale of multi-million dollar businesses; negotiating labor contracts; designing estate plans for business owners with complex financial and personal challenges; managing real estate purchases; and counseling employers on difficult termination or discipline issues.  At the same time I recognize that there are occasions when specialized legal expertise is important.  My practice has also brought me into contact with many of the leading lawyers in Minnesota and I have a significant referral base for lawyers in those areas or issues where we conclude particular and specialized legal expertise is essential.

A great part of the practice of law is the use of common sense and good judgment.  My diverse background and willingness to follow the challenges faced by my clients has given me the experience and credentials to truly understand and fulfill the role of counselor and advisor to your legal needs.


University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Massachusetts
B.A., English 1977
Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
J.D., 1982
Magna Cum Laude
Class Rank: 1
Legal Practice
Halagan Law Firm, Ltd.  November 2000-Present

Dorsey & Whitney, 1983-1985
Felhaber Larson, Fenlon & Vogt: P.A., 1985-1995
Trimble & Associates, Ltd., 1995-2000

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas: Spring 1994-1999
Center for Health and Medical Affairs.


Through the Corporate Cranium

Professional Organizations and Community Involvement

Buffalo Rotary Club,
Member since 2000
President, 2009-2010
Buffalo Hospital Foundation Board
Founding member, 2005-2008
Chair, 2007-2008
Independent School District 877 Board
Board Member 1996-2004
Chair, 2001-2003Minnesota State Bar Association
District IV Ethics Committee
Labor and Employment Section
Civil Litigation Section
Wright County Bar Association.

Robert Halagan has been awarded the Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. 2009

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Contact our firm if you need advice on any of these issues:
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Discrimination Claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Grievance Arbitrations
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Whistleblower Issues