Dwight Rabuse focuses his law practice in civil litigation and dispute resolution. He also offers broad-based general counsel support to commercial clients in Minnesota and around the country. He has secured substantial victories for his clients in construction law, employment law, intellectual property, and personal injury cases.
Since 2001, Dwight has secured more than $25 million in recoveries for his clients via verdicts and settlements.
Following graduation from law school, Dwight practiced for several years with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Initially he supported the Attorney General and senior Justice Department officials on judicial selection and legal policy matters. He also served as a speechwriter for Attorney General Meese and as a Special Assistant in the Civil Division, where he briefed and argued more than 25 federal appeals and authored numerous certiorari petitions and briefs to the United States Supreme Court.
In 1990 Dwight returned to the Twin Cities and joined the firm of Fabyanske, Svoboda, Westra, Davis & Hart, P.A. As a shareholder in that firm's construction law department, he represented clients from all sectors of the industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties.
In 1994 he joined Honeywell as Senior Counsel for the Home and Building Control business unit, becoming the company's lead lawyer for construction law activities. In that role he lead efforts to reform and improvement contract documents, practices, and training. He managed outside counsel and served on the business' North American Field Board, where he assisted senior managers in formulating and implementing strategic initiatives.
Then, in 2000, Dwight returned to private. Since then, he has built the firm’s practice to serve regional, national, and international clients across a broad spectrum of civil law matters. The Rabuse Law Firm has an active practice in litigation, other forms of dispute resolution, construction, intellectual property and employment law.
Outside the office, for several years Dwight hosted a locally produced political news and commentary program radio program. He continues to make regular guest appearances on local and national radio programs and contributes to a variety of legal and academic publications.
Dwight is a past president and current board member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Federalist Society, an active member of the Construction Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and a member of the Energy and Transportation Policy Committees of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. An Eagle Scout, he works in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles in the Boy Scouts and church organizations.