Daryl Fuchihara sees litigation not as an argument but rather as an opportunity to solve a client’s problem.

The job is to develop a narrative and present your client’s side of the story.

“You start with a complaint, the plaintiff’s version of the facts, and then you start digging into it,” he says. “You research the law. You review documents. You talk to witnesses. From there, the job is to develop a narrative and present your client’s side of the story.”

He adds: “What I enjoy most about legal work are the interactions with my clients. The job is to work through a problem for them and come up with a solution. The law presents different challenges all the time. You may have a case that is similar to another. But the people involved, the issues that arise and how they affect my clients are always different.”

Fuchihara specializes in litigation for Johnson, Killen & Seiler. He joined the firm in 2018 and has been a practicing attorney in Duluth since 2014. Before that, he practiced in Thunder Bay, his hometown. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario.

He is a 2012 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. He earned his bachelor’s degree in applied economics in 2007 from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, graduating cum laude.

Fuchihara is a board member and past president of the 11th District Bar Association in Duluth. He is the author of The Response to the Complaint chapter of the Minnesota CLE State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook. He also offers his time to the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota private attorney involvement program.

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