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Steven R. Sunde

Steven R. Sunde’s excellent and ethical representation of clients over the past four decades has earned him the respect of his colleagues.  He has earned a pre-eminent rating from Martindale Hubbell AV, and is consistently recognized by the Super Lawyer rating service as an outstanding lawyer.  Since beginning his litigation career in St. James in 1974, he has secured million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.  Steve’s certification as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1987, and by the Minnesota State Bar Association since 1988, evidences his enhanced level of skill and expertise in trial advocacy, as well as his integrity and dedication to the interests of his clients.  He has served as the Chairman of the Sixth District Ethics Committee, was a District Member of the Minnesota Judicial Selection Commission, is a Volunteer Attorney for Watonwan County Drug Court, and is a Member of the Southern Regional Legal Services Fund Raising Committee.

Steve continues to represent clients in civil suits.  He also serves local municipalities as a city attorney.  When not in the office, Steve enjoys playing golf and watching his grandchildren compete in volleyball, basketball and softball.

Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Municipal law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation


Washington University, J.D., 1974
St. Olaf College, B.A., cum laude, 1970


1974, Minnesota
1980, United States District Court
1990, United States Claims Court


Watonwan County, Sixth District and Minnesota State Bar Associations, Minnesota Association of Justice, Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection and Past Chairman of the Sixth District Ethics Committee.


Estherville, Iowa, November 6, 1947


Author: “The Presumption of Validity of Mobile Homes as a Preferred Use,” 7 Urban Law Annual 296, 1974; “NEPA—The Purpose and Scope of the Duty to Discuss Alternatives,” 7 Urban Law Annual 390, 1974.


Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Law & Politics Super Lawyer.
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America


108 Armstrong Boulevard S.
St. James, Minnesota 56081-1760
Telephone: 507-375-3352
Fax: 507-375-4483