Brian McMahon Managing Director

Brian McMahon

My goal with every lawyer with whom I work is to try to find them a position in a law firm where they achieve personal and professional happiness so that they never have to work another day in their lives.

Brian McMahon is a Managing Director in our Minneapolis office. He represents associate attorneys, individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace and executes focused searches for law firm clients. He helps the attorneys with whom he works find professional happiness by either confirming they are currently at the best place for them or counseling and guiding them into positions that better fit their personal needs and professional goals. He also works with attorneys from other markets who want to explore the entire legal market for opportunities in the Twin Cities.

In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. His hobbies include reading, golf, hockey and college football. He has golfed and traveled all over Ireland.


Brian was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., and practiced law in the Twin Cities for 15 years before joining Major, Lindsey & Africa. His legal background and local connections give him a unique perspective and insight into the Twin Cities and this legal market.

Prior to attending law school, Brian worked as a sales representative and then in sales management at General Mills Inc. After law school, he worked as a litigation associate and then partner with Gray Plant Mooty and then ran his own law firm.


William Mitchell College of Law: J.D., cum laude

University of Notre Dame: B.A., American Studies


Minnesota State Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association, President; former Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer

Former Member, Second Judicial District Ethics Committee

Cretin-Derham Hall High School Board of Directors, Vice Chair