Darren M. Sharp

Darren M. Sharp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Schaefer Halleen, LLC
 | 412 South 4th Street, Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-294-2604
Fax: 612-294-2640
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

When I work with my clients I bring intelligent compassion, combined with a strong attention to detail. I focus on serving my clients as unique individuals, one-on-one, in my office. My clients know I am going to solve their problem. I listen closely and pay sound attention to the details. I use my head and my heart in advocating for them. After I wrap up a case, I also judge my success by having added value to their lives.

About Darren Sharp

Admitted: 2007, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.schaeferhalleen.com/team-view/darren-sharp/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Dakota County Bar Association, 2007
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers’ Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer - "La Red" and "Linea Legal" (Volunteer Lawyers' Network) - Bi-weekly screening and advising Spanish-speaking individuals with employment-related legal needs, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • The Client:  Condo AssociationProblem: Condominium Association was facing bankruptcy because no financial reserves had been set up by the developersApproach: Prosecute a groundbreaking case under Minnesota law against the developerSolution:  Settled claims against developer during discovery for significant monetary relief and received a favorable jury verdict and award against developer at trial, allowing the Association to repair the common areas, begin to establish adequate reserves, and avoid bankruptcy
  • The Client: Healthcare workerProblem: Co-worker bullied client and put patients’ health at risk; employer ignored client’s reports of illegal and inappropriate conductApproach: While the employee continued to work for the employer, approached employer and negotiated client’s separationSolution: Negotiated substantial exit package for client which included provisions designed to enhance client’s ability to find replacement work
  • The Client: 33 year-old nurse and mother of five Problem: State denied unemployment benefits after resigning from physically violent workplace Approach: Appealed denial of unemployment benefits Solution: Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed state’s denial; client received full unemployment benefits
  • The Client:  48 year-old executive Problem:  Harassed and terminated by new board members because of religious beliefs Approach: Aggressively pursued litigation against former employer Solution: Achieved settlement in an amount the client was very satisfied with
  • The Client: 55 year-old IT consultant Problem: Fortune 500 company terminated employee due to client’s cancer diagnosis and his missing work due to cancer treatment Approach: Analyzed strengths and weaknesses of potential case and negotiated directly with company Solution: Privately negotiated over 600% increase in severance offered by company
  • The Client: Experienced saleswomen Problem: Former employer attempted to enforce non-compete agreements against clients Approach: Advised clients and new employer in negotiations against former employer; directly negotiated with former employer Solution: Non-compete dispute resolved; clients allowed to take their books of business to new employer and retain new employment

Educational Background:

  • J.D., with honors, Concentration in Labor and Employment Law, University of Minnesota Law School, 2007
  • Bachelor of Art’s Degree, Political Science and Spanish, University of Missouri; spent two semesters studying at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in Mexico City, Mexico, 2000
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Office Location for Darren M. Sharp

412 South 4th Street
Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Last Updated: 12/9/2018

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