Joseph Langel

730 Second Avenue S.
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-0060 (phone)
(612) 225-6837 (direct phone)
(612) 339-0038 (fax)
(612) 225-6860 (direct fax)


-University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Cum Laude
-University of Chicago, M.A.
-Loras College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude


-U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Practice Areas

-Municipal Law
-School Law
-Insurance Defense
-Planning and Zoning
-Property Law
-Public Contracting
-Employment Law
-Student Rights
-Leasing and Condemnation


-American Bar Association
-Dakota County Bar Association
-Minnesota Bar Association

Joseph J. Langel

Joseph Langel is a shareholder of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A., and primarily represents cities, counties and school districts. Mr. Langel is currently city attorney for seven cities and a number of public school districts, providing general counsel in virtually all areas of municipal law. Mr. Langel has extensive experience in public contracting and bid laws, construction, planning and zoning, leasing and condemnation. Mr. Langel has also defended municipalities in a variety of litigation cases in state and federal court, including contract disputes, assessment appeals, personal injury, defamation, civil rights and discrimination. Mr. Langel also practices landlord tenant law, representing private sector landlords.

Mr. Langel graduated magna cum laude from Loras College in 1987, and received his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994. Mr. Langel was a judicial law clerk for Judge Thomas Kalitowski at the Minnesota Court of Appeals before joining Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney, P.A.

A private pilot, Mr. Langel loves flying as well as hiking, camping and skiing with his family.

Representative Cases

-Gunnink v. State (Minn. App. Aug. 24, 2010)
-Watab Township Citizen Alliance v. Benton County, 728 N.W.2d 82 (Minn. App. 2007)
-Nguyen v. Nguyen, 565 N.W.2d 721 (Minn. App. 1997)
-Ireland v. Crow’s Nest Yachts, Inc., 552 N.W.2d 269 (Minn. App. 1996)