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About Daniel J. Brazil

002Meet Attorney Dan Brazil

Attorney Daniel J. Brazil has more than 10 years of experience advocating for the rights of individuals in a variety of legal matters, ranging from personal injury and workers’ compensation cases to immigration and family law. Prior to starting his own law firm, Dan worked as a law clerk for the Public Defender’s Office in the 10th Judicial District and a mid-sized civil litigation law firm.

Over the years, Dan has honed the approach he takes to every case. He has learned that what matters most is ensuring that his clients understand the situations they are in and how the choices they make now will affect their families and their futures. Dan also brings compassion to his law practice, as he knows how important the outcome of a case is to each client. Overall, Dan takes whatever steps possible to protect his clients and advocate for their best interests.

Dan is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and the University of St. Thomas. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son. When Dan isn’t working, you can find him on his bike or embarking on his next rock climbing adventure.

Se Habla Español

The firm places a high priority on providing quality legal services to members of the Hispanic community. This priority grew out of the time Dan spent in Costa Rica, where he spent 6 months studying Spanish and working for the Costa Rica Trade and Development Board. He now offers a variety of legal services to Spanish-speaking individuals located throughout the Twin Cities and rural Minnesota.

Phone: 612-874-6109
Fax: 612-767-6347
Email: djbrazil at

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

  • Auto accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Dog bites and other animal attacks
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death

Workers’ Compensation

  • Wage loss benefits
  • Medical care related to injuries
  • Benefits for permanent or temporary injuries
  • Vocational benefits
  • Retraining benefits

Immigration Law

  • Family-based immigration petitions
  • Deportation proceedings
  • Asylum
  • International travel concerns

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Property division
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Post-decree modification or enforcement actions
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders

Bar Admissions



Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

  • Major: Speech Communication
  • Minor: Environmental Studies

Representative Cases

Personal Injury

  • R.M. v. Semi Driver — $100,000 plus settlement for victim of car struck by semi truck.
  • J.E. v. Driver — $150,000 settlement for victim in rear-end car accident.
  • S.T. v. Driver — $85,000 settlement for pedestrian biker who was hit by a drunk driver and resulting in fractured his tibia/fibula.
  • Pedestrian v. Property Owner — $35,000 settlement for victim who slipped and fell and fractured her wrist

Workers’ Compensation

  • Employee. v. Employer — $65,000 settlement for employee injured on the job

Pregnancy Discrimination

  • Employee v. Employer — $185,000 settlement for employee who was discriminated against because of her pregancy

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • 10th Judicial District in the Public Defender’s Office, Law Clerk
  • Rodoni, McMillan & Schneider, P.A., Law Clerk
  • Goldenberg & Goldenberg, P.A., Legal Assistant

Community Involvement

  • Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, sponsor
  • St. Nicholas Catholic Church, pro bono services
  • Crossroads Aftercare Program, Board of Directors, Member


  • Spanish

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