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Joseph M. Windler

There isn’t a wall I won’t run through for my clients.

My Approach

I consider myself to be a business lawyer, operating around business realities. I represent clients in their oceans, taking into account all of the external and internal pressures that they face in operating their businesses. The business world is complex, and it is the rare case that it has a rigid, black-and-white answer. Together, I work with clients to determine what a win means for them individually, and develop a strategy and a plan to achieve that goal. I am driven by the advocacy of working on behalf of my clients, helping them get from point A to point B, and solve their problems along the way. I thrive on the adrenaline of litigation, and will run through any wall to help my clients.

Honors & Awards

Lifeblood of Big Climb MPLS

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2016

Under 40 Hot List

Benchmark Litigation, 2016-2017

40 & Under Hot List

Benchmark Litigation, 2018

Future Star

Benchmark Litigation, 2015-2018

Rising Stars

Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2011-2018

Up & Coming Attorney

Minnesota Lawyer, 2012

Friend of the Retailer

Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, 2018

Associations & Memberships

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - MN Chapter

Board of Directors
Chair of the Board

Paul's Pals

Board of Directors

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Diversity & Recruiting Committee, Member
Summer Associate Program, Lead
Community Service Committee, Chair

University of Minnesota Law School

Adjunct Professor

University of Minnesota Law School Minority Mentorship Program


American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Minnesota Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association