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Donald W. Niles

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America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2019 Top 100

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating Outstanding Lawyers of America Super Lawyer rated (Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation member Exemplary Service Award for work in developing technology training for attorneys in the new Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, 1998
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2019


Don Niles is a litigator and counselor with over 25 years experience representing geographically diverse clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations. Clients regularly seek Don as an advisor and advocate who focuses on professionalism, preparation, effective strategy, and value-added delivery of legal services. Representative litigation has included Heidi Ott, A.G. v. Target Corporation, Entegris, Inc. v. Re-Source America, Pragmatic C Software v. Antrim Design, Cieslukowski v. Norton Motors International, and Convey Compliance Systems, Inc. v. 1099 PRO, Inc., 443 F.3d 327 (4th Cir. 2006). Don is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota state and federal courts, and other courts around the country. His Minneapolis address is 900 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1978

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Governor’s Broadband Task Force New York Mills Regional Cultural Center board Wadena Rotary

Past Positions

  • Honorable Peter S. Popovich at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Law Clerk

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel