Welcome To Dolan & Besser

We are driven to be the AREA'S LEADER in
Providing Innovative and Timely Legal Services

The law firm of Dolan & Besser is a general practice firm located in Litchfield, Minnesota. Litchfield is the seat of Meeker County, and lies in the oak savannah region of central Minnesota – the area where the “big woods” met the “tall grass prairie” of the north central states – approximately 64 miles WNW of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The law firm is an offshoot of a former Twin Cities business and litigation firm. Founder William H. Dolan served through the 1980’s as Meeker County Attorney, and in 1990 he resigned and joined the Minnetonka based firm – then known as Henretta, Cross & Ness – to serve as their business litigation counsel. The renamed firm, Henretta, Cross, Ness & Dolan, opened a satellite office in Litchfield that same year, to be managed by Mr. Dolan.

As the 1990’s progressed, the legal market changed and the Litchfield office became a wholly independent firm, ultimately changing its name to Dolan & Besser in December of 1999.

Our firm presently provides individual and business clients with high quality personalized services in a number of areas (see “Practice Areas”). Our clientele ranges from individuals and sole proprietors to large national and international organizations.

We are driven to be the area’s leader in providing innovative and timely legal services to both individual and business clients, while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

We are also deeply committed to the principle of public service – at Dolan & Besser we believe it is not only an ethical responsibility of our profession but a moral obligation. Our attorneys and staff serve as volunteer officers, directors and trustees for area organizations, and regularly volunteer time and talent for worthy causes.

At Dolan & Besser, we are committed to earning your trust, as "Your Lawyers."

Practice Areas

Elder Law
Estate Planning/Trusts
Family Law (including Social Early Neutral Evaluations)
Litigation – Civil/Commercial
Municipal Law
Personal Injury
Real Estate

William H. Dolan

William H. Dolan

(320) 693-9321 (ext. 12)

Steven V. Besser

Steven V. Besser

(320) 693-9321 (ext. 11)

Lisa D. Peterson

Lisa D. Peterson

Legal Assistant/Bookkeeper
(320) 693-9321 (ext 10)

Jennifer M. Kusler, Legal Assistant • (320) 693-9321 (ext. 13)

Jennifer M. Kusler

Legal Assistant
(320) 693-9321 (ext. 13)

Additional Resources

City of Litchfield
Litchfield Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Secretary of State
Minnesota Attorney General
Old Republic National Title