David K. Meier

David K. Meier

Woodbury, Minnesota

Dave is a civil litigator focusing his practice in the areas of family law and personal injury.  He has successfully tried cases in all Metro District Courts and the Minnesota Appellate Court.  Dave brings 30 years of experience to helping clients make good decisions in their efforts to resolve very difficult and at times emotional cases.  He is truly a counselor at law, combining problem-solving techniques and expert litigation skills to reach a fair and successful result for all clients.

His practice routinely includes complex financial areas involving spousal maintenance, business valuations, and non-marital issues requiring coordinated action with accountants and business evaluators.  In addition, he works with parents, grandparents and third parties to find reasonable solutions to questions of custody and parenting time.

Dave also brings to his practice his extensive teaching credentials from 19 years with the paralegal program at Inver Hills Community College and various classes through the practicum program at William Mitchell College of Law.  He does not merely litigate for his clients, he educates them on the process.

Dave provides mediation services in the above areas of law as a qualified neutral under Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts Rule 114.  He also serves as a social and financial early neutral evaluator in the Tenth Judicial District.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: William Mitchell College Law Review, Staff, 1980 - 1981
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
    • B.S. - 1978
    • Major: Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Certified No-Fault Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association
  • Certified Financial and Social Early Neutral Evaluator Washington County Roster of SENE Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

Past Employment Positions

  • Meier Law Office, Owner, 1982 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Adoptions, 1990 - 2010