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Areti Georgopoulos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Harmony Law Firm, PLLC
310 4th Avenue South, Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-206-3711
Fax: 612-206-3170
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee
Languages Spoken: English, French, Greek
Attorney Profile

A passionate advocate for the civil rights of all individuals, Areti Georgopoulos is an attorney with the Harmony Law Firm and represents those in Minnesota in matters of civil rights. She believes that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, fairness and dignity in the workplace, and she fights for workers from all walks of life.

Ms. Georgopoulos is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota, and before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Presently an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota Law School, she has authored publications for the Bench & Bar of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is also a frequent speaker on legal issues, speaking to organizations such as the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Ms. Georgopoulos then moved on to law school at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor. While in law school, she was the Executive Editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. She is frequently considered a leader of employment attorneys and a mentor for young lawyers.

Ms. Georgopoulos is a board member of the Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest, treasurer and board member of the Minnesota chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, Inc., and a member of the Minnesota Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section Council. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Areti Georgopoulos

First Admitted: 2005, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://harmonylawfirm.com/the-firm/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Identity Theft: How to Catch It and Protect Yourself If It Happens to You,” Epilawg, April 28, 2014
  • “Advising the Disadvantaged Client: Top 10 Employment Law Issues for Low-Income Clients,” Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, March 2019
  • “Beyond the Reach of Juvenile Justice: The Crisis of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Detained by the United States,” 23 LAW & INEQ. 117 (2005)
  • “Identity Theft,” Bench & Bar of Minnesota: Tips & Traps, August 12, 2013
  • “Credit Report Accuracy: Why It Matters,” Epilawg, August 21, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School teaching the Employment Law Clinic, 2017
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School teaching the Employment Law Clinic, 2018
  • “Navigating the New Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2017
  • “Friedlander: The Canary Does, In Fact, Sing Again,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2017
  • “#MeToo: Has a Powerful Social Movement Changed the Rules of Sexual Harassment Complaints and Claims?” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2018
  • “Accommodations and Appropriate Actions: The Interplay of ADA, FMLA, and Sexual Harassment with Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law,” Presentation to Minnesota Unemployment Law Judges, St. Paul, MN, 2018
  • “Unemployment Law Appeals: The Interplay of ADA, FMLA, and Sexual Harassment with Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law,” National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, MN, 2018
  • “The ADA in Real Time: Part 2,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2017
  • “The ADA in Real Time,” Moderator, Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2016
  • “How to Handle the Unemployment Claim 101 and Its Effect on Workers’ Compensation Benefits,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
  • “Crossing Borders and Legal Barriers: Empowering Immigrant Clients,” Moderator, Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest and Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • “How Credit Rules (and Ruins) Our Lives: What Every Attorney Should Know About Consumer Reports, Identity Theft, and Impermissible Disclosure Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” MoreLaw Minneapolis Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • “Employment Law Series: Tips for Effective Representation in Unemployment Insurance Appeal Hearings,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, 2012

Educational Background

  • B.A. Brown University, Women's Studies, magna cum laude

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section Council, 2020
  • Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest, Board Member, 2017-Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter, Treasurer and Board Member, 2018-Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Association, Member 2012-Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court–District of Minnesota
  • Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Section, Hennepin County Bar Association 2016-2020
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Office Location for Areti Georgopoulos

310 4th Avenue South
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-206-3711

Fax: 612-206-3170

Last Updated: 4/15/2021

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