Philip G. Villaume

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Villaume & Schiek, P.A.
 | BLN Office Park, Suite 611, 2051 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-851-9500
Fax: 952-851-9510
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Philip G. Villaume is a partner with the Villaume & Schiek, P.A., law firm in Bloomington, Minnesota. Licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Mr. Villaume represents clients throughout both states with their legal needs involving criminal defense and employment law.

A top-rated attorney with over 38 years of legal experience, Mr. Villaume has received national recognition for his extensive legal knowledge concerning criminal law and procedure, employment law issues and professional ethics.

Along with his legal practice, Mr. Villaume conducts lectures across the country on topics related to his practice areas, and he once served as adjunct professor at both the University of Minnesota and the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He currently teaches law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and he is the author of The Law & Procedure Handbook for Minnesota Educators, as well as other published works.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Villaume has successfully advocated on behalf of thousands of clients facing serious criminal charges, as well as employees who experienced discrimination, harassment or some other injustice on the job.

From this high level of commitment to his clients and his impeccable professionalism, he has received a number of awards and honors. In 2015 ,2016 2017 and 2018 the National Association of Distinguished Counsel named him among the Nation's Top One Percent  and the American Academy of Trial Lawyers recognized him as a one of Minnesota's Premier 100 Trial Lawyers in 2015.

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A 1971 magna cum laude graduate of Macalester College, Mr. Villaume obtained his Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1979. That same year, the Minnesota State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and the State Bar of Wisconsin admitted him in 1984. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association and a member of the Minnesota Judicial Merit Selection Committee. He also serves as faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, The Professional Education Group and at the University of Northern Florida's Institute of Police Technology and Management.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2019

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About Philip Villaume

Admitted: 1979, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.defendmn.com/attorneys/philip-g-villaume

Honors/Awards:

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
  • Best Attorney of America, RUE Ratings, 2016
  • Premier 100 Trial lawyers, The American Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota, The National Lawyer, 2015
  • Selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013, 2015 , 2016 ,2017 ,and 2018
  • Selected 2015, 2016 ,2017 ,and 2018 Nation’s Top One Percent of all lawyers by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Selected 2015 Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota by The National Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected 2016 member Best Attorneys of America RUE Ratings
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment, The National Law Journal, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 
  • Selected as Top rated National Employment Lawyer, 2012
  • Minnesota Lawyer Judges Choice Award as the "Most Well Prepared Lawyer", 1991
  • Certificate of Excellence from Hamline University School of Law, 1990
  • Who's Who in Criminal Law and Employment Law, Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Business and Consumer Guidebook to Law & Leading Attorneys, 1994 - 1998

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Member, Gubernatorial Appointee, Minnesota Judicial Merit Selection Commission, 1990 & 1999
  • Faculty Member, The Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of Northern Florida
  • Faculty Member, The Professional Education Group, Inc.
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • Wisconsin, 1984
  • Minnesota, 1979

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice President, Mendota Heights Athletic Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas
  • Author, The Better Work Environment, 1997
  • Author, The Law & Procedure Handbook for Minnesota Educators, 1990
  • Course Chair & Lecturer on criminal law, trial skills and employment law, and professional ethics for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education programs
  • Lectured, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Investigation of Violence and Harassment Complaints
  • Prevention of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
  • Eliminating Bias
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Employment Law
  • Workplace Security and Safety
  • Valuing Diversity and Eliminating Bias
  • Co-Author of The Book, Teachers At Risk, 1993
  • Reflections - A Message of Hope (Music Video), 1995

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • State v. Hershberger, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1990
  • State v. Gruhl, 1986
  • York v. Wood, 1996

Educational Background:

  • Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1971
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Office Location for Philip G. Villaume

BLN Office Park, Suite 611
2051 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 952-851-9500

Fax: 952-851-9510

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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