Mark Heley

Attorney at law at Heley Duncan & Melander PLLP


Mr. Heley served on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and is a Past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Construction Section. He writes and lectures locally and nationally on a variety of topics, including construction contracts, alternative dispute resolution and risk management. Mr. Heley holds has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA and SuperLawyers magazine as a leading lawyer in construction law and ADR and in the Minnesota SuperLawyers top 100 list. Mr. Heley is a fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers as well as the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

Work History

1. United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 1984-1986 (Law Clerk for Chief Judge Paul Benson)

2. Meagher & Geer, PLLP, 1986-2003; Associate, 1986-1992; Partner, 1992-2003;

3. Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP, 2003-Present Partner, 2003-present


1. Advance Iron Works v. F.J. Lewdensky and Underwriters Laboratories, Circuit Court of Illinois, Court File No. 02 CH 01611.

2. Maple Lakes of Maple Grove Townhome Association v. Landcor, Inc., American Arbitration Association File No. 65 110 J 00415 04

3. Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. v. Greg J. Homes, et al., Minnesota District Court, County of Goodhue, Court File No. 25-C3-04-001681


1. Minnesota State Courts, 1984

2. United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1986

3. North Dakota State Courts, 1984

4. United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, 1984

5. Wisconsin State Courts, 1992

6. United States District Court for the District of Wisconsin, 1992


1. SuperLawyer, 2001 to Present

2. SuperLawyer Top 100 (All Practices, All lawyers) 2005, 2006, 2010 - 2012, 2014-Present ;


Construction Industry Panel of the American Arbitration Association;


1. Minnesota State Bar Association, 1984 to Present,

-Governing Council, Construction Section; 1995 - 1998 -Secretary, Construction Section, 1998 - 1999 -Treasurer, Construction Section, 1999 - 2000 -Chair Elect, Construction Section 2000 - 2001 -Chair, Construction Section 2001 - 2002

2. North Dakota State Bar Association, 1984-Present, None

3. Wisconsin State Bar Association, 1991 to Present, None

4. American Bar Association, 1986 to Present

5. Forum on the Construction Industry, Governing Committee, 2003-2006

- Construction Forum, Division 3 (Design) Steering Committee 1996 – 2000 - Construction Forum, Division 3 (Design) Chair 2000-2002 - Construction Forum, Governing Committee 2003-2006 - Publications Committee Chair 2006-2007

6. College of Commercial Arbitrators, 2009 to Present,

CCA Board of Directors, 2010 -2013; 2014-2017

7, American College of Construction Lawyers, 2010 to Present

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