Arthur Chapman Michael P. North
  • Michael P. North
  • Shareholder
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5907  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

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Mike works with a diverse group of clients including general contractors, roofing contractors, stucco applicators and framers on construction cases involving both single-family and multi-family residential buildings, as well as commercial buildings. Most often, his devoted construction practice involves the representation of window manufacturers. Most recently, Mike has served as lead defense counsel for a window manufacturer involved in a nationwide class action. Mike has assisted clients in matters being litigated in the court system, including trial, as well as cases being arbitrated and mediated. He also advises clients regarding litigation management issues, contractual issues, and other matters. Clients recognize Mike for his ability to develop big picture strategies in order to prevent problems before they occur, while working in a focused, efficient manner to solve problems after they arise.


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1992 (Honors: cum laude
St. Olaf College, B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1992
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1995
U.S. District Court, District of 
North Dakota, 2018


Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota: Coverage and Defense Desk Book, (Contributing Author), Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

Dakota County Bar Association 
Defense Research Institute
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota State Bar Association



Practice Areas

Legal Team