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Michael M. Gavin

Michael M. Gavin

Glencoe, Minnesota
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A Courtroom Lawyer since 1969, Mr. Gavin handles a variety of cases in personal injury, business litigation, agricultural cooperatives and municipal electric utilities as well as regional power agencies. He is a member of the County, District and State Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. He is an active member of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce. Mike is also licensed as a Real Estate Broker and commercial aircraft pilot, with instrument and multi-engine ratings.

Mike was born and raised in Glencoe, Minnesota. He received a bachelor of arts degree and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, graduating from law school in 1968. Mike joined his father, Edward J. Gavin, in the practice of law in April of 1969.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Electric Utilities
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability, Commercial Litigation
  • Business Organization
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Will Contests
  • Contracts
  • Collections

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Real Estate Broker

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1969
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2006


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1968
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
  • CMI Equipment & Engineering Co.
  • Midwest Machinery Co.
  • Utilities Plus Energy Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1969 - 2010
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, Member, 1975 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1973 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Experimental Aircraft Association (ELA) Ultralite Chapter 92, 1998 - 2010
  • Young Eagle Flights, 1998 - 2010

Ancillary Businesses

  • Property Management

Contact Information

Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, Ltd.
1017 Hennepin Avenue N
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: 320-864-5142
Metro Line: 952-467-2994 
Fax: 320-864-5146
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