Jesse Mondry focuses his practice in the areas of construction, insurance coverage, business, and appellate litigation. He has extensive experience in all phases of pre-trial civil litigation and regularly prosecutes appeals in the Eighth Circuit as well as in the appellate courts of Minnesota. Jesse has represented clients in a variety of industries, including banking, construction, real estate, and manufacturing. Before joining Maslon, Jesse clerked for the Honorable Myron H. Bright of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Since 2015, Jesse has served as a Board Member of the Bar Association for the Eighth Circuit. In 2012 and 2013, he co-taught with fellow Maslon attorney Margo Brownell at the newly formed Insurance Law Clinic at the University of Minnesota. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys sailing, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Selected Experience

  • Successfully represented commercial real estate developer in a $39 million purchase agreement dispute.
  • Obtained $10 million default judgment on behalf of client in dispute concerning breach of a manufacturing agreement.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims against client who supplied materials for a construction project.
  • Authored the appellate briefs resulting in the Minnesota Court of Appeals' affirmation of a $10 million stray voltage verdict—the largest such verdict in Minnesota history.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a real estate developer on a claim that a regional planning board's land use decision was arbitrary and capricious.
  • Obtained independent counsel and reimbursement for a construction company client in a coverage dispute with its primary insurer.
  • Successfully represented financial institution in litigation involving business tort allegations, in pari delicto defenses, and issues arising under the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 and Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act of 1992.
  • Drafted amicus curiae brief on behalf of railroad in a mineral rights dispute before the Supreme Court of North Dakota.
  • Represented investment advisory firm in lawsuit brought by investor in private securities claiming breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and violations of state security laws.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for indenture trustee in dispute with a court-appointed Receiver arising from an alleged Ponzi scheme perpetrated by the note issuer.
  • Farmers Cooperative Company v. Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc. Member of Maslon's trial team representing Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc., a privately held, leading agribusiness and food company with research, briefing, and pre- and post-trial motions surrounding a week-long bench trial in Iowa state court. Obtained complete trial victory in a breach of contract case in which plaintiff sought $7 million in damages.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for financial institution in dispute concerning rights under a loan participation agreement.
  • Successfully represented a Minnesota Realtor® in ethics proceedings before the Minnesota Association of Realtors®.


Professional Activities

Eighth Circuit Bar Association: At-Large Board Member 2015-present
Minnesota State Bar Association
State Bar Association of North Dakota
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society

Recognition

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012, 2016-2017 (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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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2008
North Dakota, 2011
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2012
  • Colorado, 2013
  • North Dakota, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit, 2012
  • Eighth Circuit, 2010
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Honors: Dean's List
University of North Dakota
B.A., 1999
Major: Philosophy
Notable

JESSE WAS RECOGNIZED AS A 2017 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AND CURRENTLY SERVES AS AN AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT BAR ASSOCIATION.



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