Kristine A. Kubes, Esq.

Kristine A. Kubes, Attorney & Mediator

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101


Commercial, Construction, Contract, Engineering, Insurance, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates



  •  University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1990
  •  College of St. Catherine, B.A. English, political science, 1986
  •  University of Rennes, France, Institute of Business and Management, post-doctoral student and Professor’s Assistant    
     in French MBA program,
        Fall 1992


State and Federal Bar Admissions


  • State of Minnesota, 1991
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1999

Professional Memberships and Service


  • Mediator, Minnesota Supreme Court Panel of Qualified Neutrals
  • State Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design; Chair of the Board (2009-11); Immediate Past Chair (2011-12); Public Member (2006-13)
  • American Institute of Architects – MN,
        Allied Member
        Instructor, Architectural Registration Exam Review Seminar on Contract Documents and Services (2005 to present)
  • American Counsel of Engineering Companies – MN, Affiliate Member
  • American Society of Interior Design – MN, Industry Partner
  • National Council of Architect Registration Boards – Chair, Professional Conduct Committee (2012-13) and member since 2009
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
        Governing Committee Member (2013-16)

        Design Division Chair (2010-12), Immediate Past Chair (2012-14), Steering Committee Member, July 2004 – present

        Nominating Committee (2011 and 2014)

        Revenue Enhancement Committee (2012-13)

        SPEC Committee, Standing Committee Member (July 2007 – present)

        SPEC, Chair of Distance Learning Subcommittee (2009 – present)

        Strategic Planning Committee (2011-2012)

        Technology Committee, Design Division Liaison (2004-10), Standing Committee Member (2010-12)

        Mentor for new attendees at nearly every national program since mentor program began

  • American Bar Association TIPS/Fidelity & Surety Law Committee
  • Construction Law Section Member:
         Minnesota State Bar Association
         Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Reported Opinions / Cases


  • Dakota County v. BWBR Architects, Inc., 645 N.W.2d 487 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Wong v. Interspace-West, Inc., 701 N.W.2d 301 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005), review denied (Minn. Oct. 18, 2005).

Community Service and Interests


  • Trustee, Church of the Visitation (2008-12)
  • Choir member, lector, event coordinator, Church of the Visitation (1980-2012)
  • Volunteer and fundraiser, Tapestry Family Resource Center
  • Volunteer and benefactor, St. Catherine University
Grandmother of three children and Godmother of another three; conversant in French; gourmet cook and pie baker; classically-trained soprano; gardener; traveler; marathon finisher; devotee of the American Arts-and-Crafts philosophy and architecture; college football fan



Kristine A. Kubes mediates construction and design disputes during and after the project, pre-claim, mid-claim, or mid-litigation.  Because mediation is, by nature, a process of self-determination for each party, Kristine empowers each party to define and evaluate its strengths, vulnerabilities, and limits for settlement.  Kristine works proactively with counsel and parties, walking them through the process of examining all the ways available toward resolution.  Fueled by a passion for helping people feel heard and understood, Kristine helps the parties break down barriers and resolve problems/claims effectively.

Kubes Law Office, PLLC
275 Market Street, Suite 566

Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone:  612-333-3262
Fax:      612-355-5255
Email:   [email protected]        

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