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Nick Dolejsi
500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 4000
Minneapolis MN 55415
TEL: (612) 336-9163
FAX: (612) 336-9100
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Nick A. Dolejsi

Nick is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Zelle where he represents clients in litigation matters involving commercial disputes, construction and real estate disputes, insurance coverage and liability issues, class actions, and product liability. He also advises clients on an ongoing basis concerning contract, risk management and other general business issues.  

Nick has experience in jury trials, court trials, and arbitration proceedings in a broad range of areas. 

Representative Matters

Insurance Coverage

Represented insurer in coverage matters regarding a claims-made liability policy (Ritrama, Inc. v. HDI-Gerling Am. Ins. Co.).

Represented insurer in defense of bad faith and breach of contract claims (Peterson v. The Travelers Indemnity Co.)

Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation

Represented large financial institution in a bad faith insurance coverage dispute against a title insurer (U.S. Bank National Association v. First American Title Ins. Co.).

Construction and Real Estate

Represented general contractor in defense of construction defect and breach of warranty claims (Oxford Hill Association, Inc. of Minnesota v. Frana Companies, Inc., et al.).

Defense of breach of contract actions brought by contractors against developer of commercial property (Langford Tool v. The 401 Group, LLC, District Court of Minnesota).

Represented homeowner in misrepresentation case against seller for failure to disclose material defects (Roers v. Pierce).

Represented general contractor in defense of ERISA claims alleging under-payment of fringe benefits (Nelson v. Frana Companies, Inc.).

Represented insurers in subrogation matters for recovery of damages caused by defective equipment and construction.

Products and Premises Liability

Represented consumer of powdered infant formula in a products liability action under an alternative liability theory (Burks v. Abbott Laboratories, et al.).

Defended nightclub under a liability policy against allegations of premises liability.

Articles & Presentations

"Opioid Case May Guide Climate Change Insurance Suits," Law360 Insurance Authority, May 11, 2022, co-author

"Why Climate Plaintiffs Are Filing Securities, Consumer Suits," Law360, March 15, 2022, co-author

"Complex CAT Claims: Differing Policies in Paradise Webinar (Commercial Lines Property)," PLRB, January 28, 2021, co-presenter

"Construction Delays and Coronavirus," Zelle Webinar, April 16, 2020, presenter

"Builder's Risk Coverage for Construction Defects and Accidents Caused by Defective Workmanship," Stafford webinar, June 27, 2018, co-presenter

"Legal Matters: Potential defense to construction defect claims," Finance & Commerce, January 26, 2017, author


Named Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers® from 2013-2021.

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