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Denise Yegge Tataryn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Hopkins, MN

Nolan, Thompson, Leighton & Tataryn PLC
1011 First St. S, Suite 410
Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: 952-405-7178
Fax: 952-224-0647
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Employee Benefits, Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Attorney Denise Yegge Tataryn is a partner at Nolan, Thompson, Leighton & Tataryn in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Tataryn devotes her practice to employment law and ERISA matters and serves clients in state and federal courts in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas as well as throughout Minnesota.

Ms. Tataryn has been licensed to practice law since 1986 and has more than 25 years of experience practicing employment law. She handles all aspects of ERISA claims, including lump-sum settlements, guiding clients through current claims and strategic planning. She also has experience with cases involving discrimination, employment contracts, noncompete agreements and wrongful termination issues.

Ms. Tataryn also served as a senior attorney at the federal governmental agency Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in Washington, D.C. While in this role, she primarily handled ERISA matters.

Ms. Tataryn gained the knowledge and skills necessary from that experience to help Minnesota employees with attaining disability and other benefits. She has held other legal roles over the course of her career that include clerking for a Minnesota 4th Judicial District judge and spending 27 years  in private practice.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Tataryn serves in many legal and community roles. She regularly lectures on disability, employment and ERISA topics and volunteers with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She previously served on the board of the Arthritis Foundation.

Ms. Tataryn received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato and earned her law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

About Denise Yegge Tataryn

First Admitted: 1986, Minnesota

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Advice & Advocacy for Clients with Disabilities
  • Women Entrepreneur (WE) Program
  • ERISA Enforcement and Compliance: Webcast
  • "Meeting of the Minds" Conference
  • Thorny Issues in ERISA Litigation
  • 2016 8th Circuit Soc. Sec. Disability Law Conf.


  • Minnesota Super Lawyer since 2007

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board member, Arthritis Foundation (2007-2017)
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Senior Attorney
  • Volunteer for National Multiple Sclerosis Society Arthritis Foundation Minnesota Leadership Board

Educational Background

  • Minnesota State University, Undergraduate Degree, Mankato, Major: Business Administration
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Office Location for Denise Yegge Tataryn

1011 First St. S
Suite 410
Hopkins, MN 55343

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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