Joe Musilek

Attorney, Of Counsel

Joe Musilek joined Briol & Benson in 2001, after 20 years of varied career experience that includes practicing commercial litigation, obtaining a master’s degree in journalism, working as a reporter, and, after returning to the practice of law, becoming a partner at Lockridge Grindal Nauen in copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation.

Since 2014 when he became Of Counsel, Joe has had a consulting relationship with the firm.


  • Northwestern University, Medill Graduate School of Journalism M.S.J., with distinction, 1986
  • Notre Dame Law School J.D., cum laude, 1981
  • Villanova University B.A., magna cum laude, 1978

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Minnesota

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Selected as a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics every year from 2004 to 2014.