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Morgan A. Godfrey
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Minneapolis Attorney
Morgan A. Godfrey

Phone: 952.831.6544


Languages: English

In his over 21 years of litigation experience, and his diverse representation of individuals, businesses and insurance carriers, Morgan Godfrey has provided countless benefits to a wide variety of O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A.’s clients. He has successfully pursued or defended many lawsuits involving employment claims, charges of discrimination, construction claims, commercial contract disputes, products liability actions, franchise disputes, fire litigation and insurance coverage proceedings. He concentrates his work in the Firm’s Employment, Government Liability, Construction and Insurance Coverage practice areas.

His substantial trial and appellate practice includes the defense of municipalities in civil rights claims, sex, age and race discrimination claims, the defense of both public and private clients in contract litigation, construction litigation, professional liability, franchise disputes and Federal Employment Liability Act (FELA) claims.

As with his litigation experience, Mr. Godfrey’s publications and continuing legal education faculty experience reflect his depth and diversity of knowledge. He has authored or lectured on such topics as retaliation claims in the employment setting, the interactive process under the American with Disabilities Act, how to avoid liability for harassment claims, employee investigation fundamentals, employee separation agreements, the potential impact of mold on indoor air quality, coverage issues raised by construction contracts, the legal and ethical limitations of surveillance, and on workers compensation issues.

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • General Liability
  • Government Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Property and Fire
  • Self Insurance
  • Subrogation


  • B.A. University of Wisconsin Madison, 1986 With Distinction
  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, 1990: Associate Editor, William Mitchell Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Wisconsin State Court (2006)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Author & Speaker

  • ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Brings Renewed Focus On The Interactive Process. Primerus Paradigm, Fall 2010
  • Retaliation Claims: Not Just An Afterthought. Minnesota Defense, Summer 2008.
  • Advanced Construction Law in Minnesota: Dispute Resolution and Ethics in Construction
  • The Legal And Ethical Constraints To The Use Of Surveillance Under Minnesota’s AntiStalking Statute
  • Indoor Air Quality and Schools: The Issue, Applicable Standards, Remediation
  • Insurance Coverage Under In Light Of The New AIA Form A201
  • Comment: Minnesota Court Provides Employers Economic Incentive to Forgo Rehiring Temporarily Partially Disabled Employees: Parson v. Holman Erection Co., 428 N.W.2d 72 (Minn. 1988), 15 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1069 (1989)


  • Member, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Employment Law Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

LECTURES 2008/2011

  • Employer Liability For Supervisor Harassment And How To Avoid It. February 25, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Insurance Subrogation Fundamentals. National Business Institute. May 9, 2008, Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Flood and Water Damage Claims. Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, 2008 Insurance Law Institute, November 2008
  • First Party Flood and Sewer Back-Up Claims: What All Coverage Practitioners and Insurance Adjusters Should Know. National Business Institute, September 2009
  • ADA Amendments Act Of 2008; Interactive Process. Primerus, February 10, 2011

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O'Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A.

7401 Metro Boulevard
Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55439-3034
United States

Law Firm Contact: Dale O. Thornsjo

Tel: 952.831.6544

Fax: 952.831.1869



Member Since: 2006

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