Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Douglas J. McIntyre

Partner - Minneapolis


Bar Admissions: Minnesota; Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Minnesota; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Practice Groups: Construction Law & Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury Defense, Product Liability, Professional Liability Defense, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort, Workers Compensation

Education: Hamline University School of Law, 1990, JD; University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1987, BA - cum laude

Memberships: Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota; Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC); Defense Research Institute (DRI); Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association; Minnesota State Bar Association; Ramsey County Bar Association; Wisconsin State Bar Association


Doug McIntyre is a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Minneapolis office and Chair of the firm's national construction practice group. His 24 years of practice has involved the representation of clients across the U.S. in the defense of complex construction claims, worker's compensation claims, civil matters, general liability defense, subrogation issues, and coverage disputes and options.

Doug is a Minnesota Bar Association Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist who has successfully represented clients in the state and federal courts in Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Doug’s practice focuses on the defense of national, regional, and local general contractors, land developers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and materialmen. He has handled a variety of cases involving commercial and residential construction, personal injuries, wrongful death claims, workers’ compensation claims, and property damage claims arising out of construction projects. Doug’s legal work for his clients has led to the resolution of numerous multi-million dollar suits with claims as diverse as construction zone motor vehicle accidents, townhome and condominium construction defect claims, construction delay claims, and a variety of complex homeowners’ association claims against developers.

Doug's wide range of trial experience includes automobile and truck accidents, premises liability claims, catastrophic property losses, product liability claims, bad faith insurance claims, workers’ compensation claims, and medical malpractice claims. In addition to this trial experience, Doug has represented his clients in the defense of municipal and peace officer liability claims and employment claims.

Doug has lectured in the areas of construction law, subrogation law, and workers’ compensation law for continuing legal education seminars. He has achieved an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible from his peers for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence. Doug has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as a top Minnesota attorney.


March 2, 2018
Minnesota Construction Client Awarded Damages in Jury Trial

Foley & Mansfield recently obtained a jury verdict for a Minnesota general contractor.


April 1, 2016
Builders’ Rights Under Minnesota’s Right to Repair Statute

Building and remodeling businesses, which will soon face new warranty claims, should know about the obligations – and limitations – under Minnesota’s Right to Repair law.


January 4, 2016
Foley & Mansfield Names New Equity Partners, Additions to Partnership

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the election of six partners to the Firm’s Equity Partnership, and the addition of five attorneys to its Partnership.



  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers® list by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine - 2008


Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association


  • Reviewing Contracts for Design Services - June, 2014. Halfmoon Seminars CLE
  • The Law of Engineering Malpractice - June, 2014. Halfmoon Seminars CLE
  • Why Builders Need Lawyers: A Journey Through the Mine Field - February, 2014. Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC)
  • Responding to Defect Claims: What Builders Need to Know - February, 2013; January, 2014. Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC)
  • Indemnification: Upstream & Downstream Legal Effects - September, 2013. Construction Law and Insurance Forum, Marsh USA/F&M
  • Why Builders Need Lawyers - 2012
  • The Exclusive Remedy Doctrine: Who is Protected?
  • What Should A General Contractor Do When They Receive Notice from a Homeowner of a Defect Claim?
  • Legal Enforcement of Indemnity and Insuring Agreements


Doug contributes time to Foley & Mansfield's Pro Bono Services Group.


Chair-elect, St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors Bureau
Former Officer/Director of the St. Louis Park Youth Hockey Association
Board of Directors (Past Chair) of 13-member Discover St. Louis Park (DSLP), a non-profit destination marketing organization


  • Choosing a Lawyer Based on "Specialty" View/ListenDoug McIntyre gives his take on attorneys holding themselves out as "specialists", and highlights the professional rules regarding use of this word.
  • Liabilities and Guarantees in Real Estate? View/ListenDoug McIntyre, elocal expert panelist, discusses real estate liabilities and guarantees.
  • How Do You Guard Against Discrimination in Real Estate? View/ListenDoug McIntyre provides an overview on anti-discrimination laws related to real estate.
  • Tips for Understanding Worker's Compensation Laws. View/Listen. Doug McIntyre shares a valuable clarification, worker’s compensation benefits must directly arise from your employment. This means that if you are disabled on your drive to work, you will be dealing with an entirely different set of laws to protect your well-being.
  • Developer's Directors in Common Interest Communities. View/ListenAs a group, developers share some common misunderstandings about the roles and responsibilities of board members in Common Interest Communities. Read  tips for avoiding liability in these situations in the May 2014 issue of Attorney at Law Magazine.