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Madeline M. Gustafson


Madeline M. Gustafson


Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation, Consumer Law Defense, Employment Litigation/Advice, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention, Trust and Estates Litigation

Industry Groups

Agribusiness, Construction, Health Care, Non-Profit Organizations, Real Estate and Residential Property Management


Ms. Gustafson represents clients in various legal matters, including consumer law defense, employment, real estate law, professional liability, and trust and estates litigation.

Ms. Gustafson is focused on crafting results-driven solutions to ensure the most favorable outcomes for her clients. She is passionate about applying the law to everyday client problems and translating legalese into practical insights for clients. Ms. Gustafson’s favorite issues are complex legal questions requiring her to craft creative, out-of-the-box solutions. She has experience advocating for clients in complex landlord/tenant disputes, representing non-profit corporations, assisting in business transactions, and drafting and analyzing real estate leases and corporate documents.

Ms. Gustafson attended Drake University Law School, completing her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration with honors. During law school, she interned with the Iowa Hospital Association in government relations, where she assisted in lobbying for telehealth legislation. Ms. Gustafson was also selected for a prestigious business fellowship at Atlantic Media in Washington, D.C., and interned in the Office of the First Lady at the White House.

Education & Admissions


  • Drake University Law School, J.D. and M.B.A., with honors, 2020
    • Dean’s List, every semester
    • SBA 2L Representative of the Year
    • Lindquist Scholarship for Women MBAs
    • Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Junior Staff Member
  • Drake University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2016
    • University Honors Program
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society

Bar Admissions

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


  • Spanish (conversational)

Professional & Civic

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • New Lawyers Section
      • Secretary, 2023-present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • FCRA 2022: Rule Changes and Case Law, presenter, National Business Institute, July 18, 2022