Douglas McIntyre



Doug McIntyre is a partner in Foley Mansfield’s Minneapolis office, where he chairs the firm’s Construction Litigation practices. His 30 years of general liability work has involved the representation of clients and their insurers spanning the United States. Doug’s clientele seek his advice on all matters of risk management, including contract analysis and drafting, insurance coverage review, and optimal dispute resolution strategies.

For the past 20 years, Doug’s practice has concentrated on the defense of national, regional, and local general contractors, land developers, subcontractors, architects, construction managers, engineers and materialmen. His cases routinely involve highly complex, multi-million dollar matters involving all types of commercial and residential projects, including defect and delay claims; negligent design claims; products liability and wrongful death claims on project sites; geotechnical and subsidence issues; structural collapse claims; and townhome, condominium and homeowners’ association litigation.  He and his department work with general liability and design professional liability insurers throughout the nation to obtain extraordinary results for their insureds. In addition, Doug has provided his legal skills to restaurant owners, bars, malls, and other clients involved in the hospitality industry.

Doug’s background is in trial litigation. He is board certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, an honor earned by less than 3% of Minnesota lawyers.  Doug’s litigation experience is deep, and he maintains an active general liability practice that includes automobile and trucking accident claims; catastrophic fire and explosion losses; agricultural storage building losses; product liability claims; bad faith and fraud claims; employment claims; and workers’ compensation matters.

Doug has lectured frequently to his peers, clients, and insurers in the area of construction and professional design law, subrogation law, and workers’ compensation law.  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.


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


Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association –October 2002 to the present.


“Florida Construction Defect Seminar,” Federated Insurance Group (February, 2019)
“Colorado Construction Defect Seminar,” selected clients, Grand Junction, Colorado (April, 2019)
“Mediation Strategies in Florida,” Argo Insurance Group, (May, 2019)
“Florida Construction Law Symposium,” Carl Warren Company (Spring  2018)
“Reviewing Contracts for Design Services,” Minnesota Engineering Law Seminar (Half-Moon CLE, June 2014)
“Law of Engineering Malpractice,” Minnesota Engineering Law Seminar (Half-Moon CLE, June 2014)
“Responding to Defect Claims: What Builders Need to Know,”  Builders’ Association of the Twin Cities (February, 2014)
“Indemnification: Upstream & Downstream Legal Effects,” Construction Law and Insurance Forum( Foley & Mansfield/MARSH USA, September, 2013)
“Insurance Policy Overview/Amendments to Minn. Stat. §337.05 and Evolution of AI Coverage, “ Construction Law and Insurance Forum (Foley & Mansfield/MARSH USA, September 2013)
“Why Builders Need Lawyers,” Builders Association of the Twin Cities (January, 2012)
“Responding to Defect Claims,” Vikingland Builders Association (December 2012)
“What Should a General Contractor Dow When They Receive Notice of a Claim?,” Construction Issues In Minnesota (Lorman CLE 2004)
“The Exclusive Remedy Doctrine:  Who is Protected?,” Workers’ Compensation In Minnesota (Lorman 2004)


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


Past Adjunct Professor, Business Law 301(Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009-2019)
Past Chair and Director, St. Louis Park Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (Discover St. Louis Park)
Past Vice President and Director, St. Louis Park Youth Hockey Association
Volunteer coach, St. Louis Park Senior High (football, hockey); St. Louis Park Youth Football Association; St. Louis Park Youth Hockey Association; St. Louis Park Little League


Choosing a Lawyer Based on "Specialty" View/Listen. Doug 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/Listen. Doug McIntyre, elocal expert panelist, discusses real estate liabilities and guarantees.
How Do You Guard Against Discrimination in Real Estate? View/Listen. Doug 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/Listen. As 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.

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  • 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
  • Construction
  • Professional Design
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Transportation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Coverage
  • Hamline University School of Law, 1990, JD
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1987, BA - cum laude
  • 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

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