Joel Van Nurden
Joel Van Nurden is a lifelong Minnesotan. He grew up in Rochester and moved to Minneapolis to attend law school. After graduating and practicing with a local law firm, Joel founded Van Nurden Law to provide clients with top quality representation for litigation matters in Minnesota.
Joel’s practice covers a broad range of legal disputes that arise for individuals and businesses. He focuses primarily on real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, and business disputes. He handles other select litigation matters for clients on a case-by-case basis.
Joel’s interest in law goes back as far as he remembers, but his path to becoming a lawyer is unique. Beginning in high school in Rochester, he worked for a number of years as a radio disc jockey and on-air personality. During that time, Joel went back to school for paralegal training. His first position in the legal profession was as a paralegal in a Rochester law firm.
While working as a paralegal for litigating attorneys, Joel realized that he wanted to represent clients himself, so he enrolled in law school. He worked as a law clerk at a small Minneapolis insurance defense firm through most of law school and as an associate at the firm after passing the bar. Joel then decided to open his own firm to provide broad-based litigation services to clients.
Joel’s approach to practice includes providing personalized service to each client. He builds a close, personal working relationship with the client by maintaining ongoing communication. His approachable manner puts clients at ease.
Joel understands that disputes, disagreements, and litigation matters often create high levels of emotion and stress. His goals include minimizing the stress and providing a strong foundation of support for the client. Joel’s personalized client focus and his exceptional litigation skill explain why clients and other attorneys turn to Joel when disputes and disagreements arise.
Joel and his wife Anna live in Hopkins with their cherished cats Monty and Mishka. When Joel isn’t working, he relaxes by golfing, reading, and spending time with Anna. They enjoy traveling together to experience and explore new places.