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Joseph T. Bagnoli

There is no greater feeling than when my client wins.

My Approach

For me, working with the legislature is about as close as you can get to influencing public policy without being an elected official. I love working with my clients to move their businesses forward through a deep understanding of the makeup of the legislature and the politics that go into policy decisions, and making sure each variable is thought through in a tactical way.

I thrive on the competitive aspect of working as a lobbyist, and am tenacious about my representation of my clients. Whether winning to them means defeating a bill or passing one, I use all my experience and planning to bring about a solution.

Outside of work, I play hockey – where my competitive nature helps, too – and attend my three kids’ various sporting events.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota Business Partnership


National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Minnesota Government Relations Council (MGRC)

Minneapolis Regional Chamber

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Catholic Charities

Former Board Member

Highland Hockey Association

Former Board Member

Friends of the St. Paul Library

Former Board Chair