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Peter Doely


3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

North Dakota
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota

Leadership & Community

  • American Bar Association: Forum on Construction Law
  • Minnesota State Bar Association: Construction Law Section, Governing Council
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee: General Rules of Practice
  • Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Pro Se Project: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer


Peter Doely is a business litigator focused on resolving construction and insurance coverage disputes. He provides practical advice to help his clients navigate all phases of their construction projects, from contract negotiations to asserting or defending claims. He has represented a variety of participants in the construction industry, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, and sureties in matters such as construction and design defect claims, delay and extra work claims, performance and payment bond claims, mechanics liens, and bid protests. He also advises clients on federal and state compliance issues.

In addition, Peter regularly advises insurance policyholders regarding their rights and asserts those rights on their behalf. While his understanding of construction provides him unique insight into insurance issues related to that industry, he also works with a variety of policyholders seeking insurance coverage, whether for their liabilities or for their own losses.

Prior to joining Maslon, Peter practiced at another Minneapolis firm focusing on construction and real estate law. Peter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, and he earned his bachelor's degree in classical languages, with highest distinction, from the University of Iowa. Prior to his undergraduate studies, Peter studied farming at Fosen Folkehøgskole in Rissa, Norway.


  • Insurance coverage counsel for subcontractor for claims related to the Florida International University bridge collapse.
  • Surety and bonding counsel for subcontractor for claims related to the Vista Tower Project in Chicago.
  • Counsel for engineer for claims related to restoration of the Faribault Woolen Mill, including insurance coverage issues.
  • Insurance coverage counsel for financial institution with forged securities claim under financial institution bond.
  • Counsel for general contractor for claims related to subcontractor default and termination on apartment complex project in North Dakota, including performance bond claim.
  • Counsel for general contractor related to investigation of contractor's compliance with DBE requirements.
  • Counsel for general contractor in bid protest against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Counsel for general contractor for claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs related to delay and interference with contractor's work.
  • Counsel for subcontractor for claims against general contractor related to delays and interference on National Guard project in North Dakota.


Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2018-2021 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021-2022 (These awards recognize attorneys, who are earlier in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.)

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)


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