Jeffrey A. Wieland, Attorney

Biography

Jeff Wieland is a recovering engineer and project manager. Now he is a lawyer, but it is not as different as you would think. Both are problem-solving professions.

Jeff's engineering and project management background gives him an unusual perspective among construction lawyers. He has been on the other side of the table and has had to deliver projects on budget, on schedule, and within specifications. He has experienced many of the difficulties that his clients face in the real world.

Jeff practices in construction, commercial, and public procurement litigation. In general terms, his job is to advocate for and advise clients in all phases of a dispute, from pre-litigation claim and risk analysis through resolution of the case at trial, arbitration, mediation, or appeal. He also advises clients on how to avoid litigation. This can involve drafting and reviewing contracts and negotiating agreements and settlements. He is admitted to the state and federal courts of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Practice Areas

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Construction Law Section Governing Council, 2012-2018; Member

Honors & Recognition

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars,” 2010, 2015, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, M.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, B.S. (Engineering Physics)

Prior Work Experience

  • BAE Systems, Sr. Project Engineer (2000-2007)
  • Lockheed Martin, Project Engineer (1992-2000)