Michael Rajkowski


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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Contract disputes
  • Business: Asset and Purchase Agreements, Corporate formation, and non-competition and non-disclosure agreement
  • Real Estate: Eminent domain, and boundary disputes
  • Estate and Trust


Mike was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He is a graduate of St. John’s University and William Mitchell College of Law. He has over 31 years of legal experience; 28 of those in St. Cloud. Mike brings a broad range of legal experience, including personal injury, eminent domain, trust and estate litigation, business law matters. Mike also has experience in family and criminal law. He has argued numerous cases in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and was successful in two Minnesota Supreme Court cases; Northern States Power Co. v. Brett Hanson, and Great River Energy v. Swedzinski.

In the area of personal injury and wrongful death, Mr. Rajkowski is committed to obtaining the best results for the injured people and grieving families. He has obtained numerous six figure trial verdicts and settlement for his clients. He is an advocate for his clients and will guide them through the difficult times after an accident occurs.

In the area of condemnation/eminent domain, Mike has been a strong advocate for landowners’ rights. He has represented landowners in a variety of local and state eminent domain proceedings. He has had significant involvement in cases against the CapX2020 Project, which involved public utilities erecting multiple 345kv lines throughout Minnesota. This involved hundreds of landowners.

Mike is a past board member and president of the Tri-County Humane Society and New Beginnings. Mike was also an adjunct Professor at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Mike and his wife Patrice have three beautiful daughters and a dog, Shadow. He also enjoys spending time reading, cooking, doing crossword puzzles traveling and golfing.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1988
  • St. John's University
    • B.A. - 1984

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Eminent Domain Institute (M.E.D.I.), Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
  • Seventh Judicial District Association, Member
  • Stearns / Benton County Bar Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Tri-County Humane Society, Past President
  • New Beginnings, Past President
  • Saint Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Development Council

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Saint Cloud Technical & Community College

Representative Cases

  • Northern States Power Co. v. Aleckson, 831 NW 2d 303 (Minn. 2013), 2013, Supreme
  • Great River Energy v. Swedzinski, 860 N.W. 2d 362 (Minn. 2015), 2015, Supreme