John A. Knapp - Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

John A. Knapp

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

St. John's University, College of St. BenedictBA 1971University of Iowa College of LawJ.D. 1974
Public Affairs CouncilCatholic Charities of St Paul and Minneapolis

Client Comments

"John Knapp at Winthrop & Weinstine and his team of experienced government affairs attorneys are the go-to firm for important matters pending in the MN state legislature or with state regulatory departments. We have benefitted from their work for many years. They are knowledgeable of the subject material, excellent advocates and superb communicators. I recommend them highly."

"Thank you, John Knapp, for saving our industry in Minnesota - and this is no overstatement. On behalf of the 4,500 small Internet advertising businesses in the state threatened by unconstitutional sales tax legislation, we express our sincere gratitude. Over the past few years I have spearheaded something like 70 grassroots campaigns, and I have worked with a lot of lobbyists and attorneys. You guys are the best of the best. Your professionalism, passion, strategic perspective, creative problem solving (amazing!), and reputations represented your client and our cause in the best possible way - and you won against enormous odds. Thank you!"

Office Location

Capella Tower, Suite 3500
225 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4629
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations Practice of the Minneapolis Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Minneapolis Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations Practice of the Minneapolis Metro Area
John A. Knapp has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!John A. Knapp has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!John A. Knapp has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Government Relations Practice (Campaign Finance, Energy, Government Affairs, Insurance, Legislative, Lobbying, Regulatory, Tax)
Insurance Law (Compliance, Government Relations, Liability Insurance, Property, Qualification, Regulatory)