Douglas J. Mac Arthur


Douglas J. Mac Arthur
(612) 332-0100 main
(612) 902-2757 direct dial
(612) 332-9951 facsimile
Legal Administrative Assistant:
Karen Carpenter
(612) 902-2755
Tricia Kreie
(612) 902-2754

Doug practices primarily in construction law, but also practices in other types of civil litigation, transactional matters, and insurance coverage matters. He has a particularly strong background in the construction industry, including a B.S. in Construction Management and almost ten years of experience as a remodeling contractor. Before joining Fisher Bren & Sheridan, LLP, Doug worked under the General Counsel of a large Minneapolis general contractor where he participated in arbitration proceedings, mediations, and litigation, drafted contracts, assisted in contract and settlement negotiations, handled commercial transactions and disputes, analyzed insurance coverage issues, and gained exposure to many other legal and business matters. This experience provided Doug with the opportunity to work closely with upper level executives and stakeholders, giving him a unique perspective on what is important to a company and its owners.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude 2014
  • Minnesota State University at Moorhead, B.S. in Construction Management, 2011

Bar Admissions:

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

Professional Associations:

  • Construction Financial Management Association – CFMA Scholarship Committee Member
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Construction Law Section

Professional Designations:

  • LEED Green Associate – U.S. Green Building Council

Publications and Presentations:

  • Navigating the Duty to Defend in Construction Contracts:  Where Does Minnesota Stand?    Co-Author, Minnesota Defense Magazine, Fall Edition 2014
  • Construction Law for Construction Management Students:  Common Legal Issues Every Project Manager Will Face Guest Lecturer, Minnesota State University Moorhead – Construction Management Capstone Class, 2013