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Joseph A. Gangi

"With his experience working for both state and federal appellate judges, Joseph Gangi brings with him a unique perspective and a practical approach to the practice of law."
Joseph A. Gangi, Lawyer

Joseph A. Gangi

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    Legal Team

    Luke Johnson assists Joe in his law practice, including civil litigation, appeals, employment law, and criminal defense.  To make an appointment with Joe, please contact Luke by email or phone at 507-625-2525.

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    Joseph Gangi is a general litigation attorney who represents individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of legal matters.  Joseph works (litigation Attorney) in the areas of employment litigation, discrimination, business litigation, contract disputes, landlord-tenant, negligence, administrative law, zoning, criminal defense, and just about any other area where there is a dispute that needs resolving.  Joseph is committed to providing client-centered representation where he works closely with his clients and involves them from beginning to end.  Some representative cases include:

    • In re Matter of Temporary Suspension of Family Day Care License of Amy Benck, (OAH) (successful appeal of daycare license revocation and dismissal of maltreatment case).
    • Johnson v. Nibbe (Minn. D. Ct.) (Blue Earth County) ($220,000 jury verdict in wrongful death case)
    • Shephard v. Sinclair (Minn. D. Ct.) (Redwood County) (successful summary judgment dismissal of personal injury/negligence case brought against a landlord)
    • Kluender v. Farmers State Bank, (Minn. D. Ct.) (Faribault County) (successfully halted foreclosure sale of family farm).
    • Hendricks v. Macrafic, (Minn. D. Ct.) (Blue Earth County) (successfully put school board chair back on the ballot).
    • Multiple employment discrimination, whistleblower, and retaliation settlements.

    Appellate Work

    Joseph is also an experienced appellate attorney, having clerked as a staff attorney for the federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, GA, and for two judges on the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Matthew Johnson and Terri Stoneburner.  Joseph has turned his appellate court-work experience into a successful appellate practice.  Some representative cases include:

    • Back v. State, 902 N.W.2d 23 (Minn. 2017) (holding part of Minnesota’s Imprisonment and Exoneration Remedies Act unconstitutional under equal protection).
    • In re Kind Heart Daycare, Inc., 905 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. 2017) (correcting improper interpretation of criminal statute relating to wrongfully obtaining public assistance, daycare child care assistance program)).
    • Leeco, Inc. v. Cornerstone Bank, 898 N.W.2d 653 (Minn. App. 2017) (holding that bank complied with foreclosure statute).
    • Lenway v. Brown, No. A14-1265, 2015 WL 1281113 (Minn. App. Mar. 23, 2015) (successful appeal reversing modification of parenting time).


    Joseph, a Minnesota native, was born and raised in St. Paul and has deep roots in Southern Minnesota. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School where his superior academic achievement earned him a place in the honorary law society, the Order of the Coif. Joseph is a veteran of the U.S. Army, holds three U.S. patents, and is dedicated to serving the needs of the community. In his free time, Joseph enjoys curling, playing piano and viola, and spending time with his family. His unique background, experience, and accomplishments bring a new perspective and a practical approach to the practice of law, making him a Mankato attorney who is a powerful asset to the firm.

    Community Involvement

    • Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota, Past President
    • Mankato Curling Club, Board Member and Certified Level I Curling Instructor
    • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Bell Choir Director
    • Volunteer pianist at local senior centers
    • Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals
    • American Legion


    • Juris Doctor, 2009, University of Wisconsin Law School, Magna Cum Laude
    • B.S., University of Phoenix (with Honors)


    • Minnesota
    • Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • Supreme Court of the United States

    Professional Associations and Honors

    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Minnesota Sixth District Bar Association, President
    • Wisconsin State Bar Association
    • American Bar Association Advisory Panel (Past Member)
    • Inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honorary law society
    • Selected for inclusion on the Minnesota Rising Stars list (2016-2019)
    • North Star Lawyers Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association for commitment to pro bono service (2013-2016)

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