Douglas M. Carnival


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F | 612-339-2386


Practice Areas

Legislative, Government Relations, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Regulatory Matters, Energy, Utilities, Municipal Law, Corporate and Business


State of Minnesota, 1980
State of Virginia, 1972
District of Columbia, 1973
U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 1980
U.S. Supreme Court, 1977


Georgetown University, 1972, J.D.
Boston College, B.S. B.A., cum laude
Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society
Distinguished Military Graduate, ROTC
1st Lieutenant, US Army Reserve, 1969-1975

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, The District of Columbia Bar
Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, Minnesota Government Relations Council.

Professional Honors/Awards

Author: "Minnesota State Anti-takeover Law: How It Survived A Constitutional Test," Minnesota Journal, 1985
Named one of Minnesota's Top Lobbyists by Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics for 2001

Community/Pro Bono

Member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel, Greater MSP; Member, Board of Trustees, Minnesota Museum of Art (1982-1992, Chair 1986-1988); Convent of the Visitation School (1994-2000); member, Board of Directors, St. Paul-Ramsey United Arts Council (1987-1988); member, Board of Directors, Secretary and General Counsel, and member of Executive Committee, Minnesota High-Tech Association (1987-present); member, Minnesota High Technology Foundation (1995-present); The Works: A Technology Discovery Center (1990-1996).

Personal Information

Doug is a public address announcer for various high school and college sporting events; a member of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers; and a youth hockey referee, certified by the National Governing Association, USA Hockey, and a baseball and softball umpire.