David H. Redden

Top rated employment litigation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fabian May & Anderson, PLLP
David H. Redden
Fabian May & Anderson, PLLP

Practice Areas: Employment litigation, Business litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2010

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

Fabian May & Anderson, PLLP

1625 Medical Arts Building
Suite 1625
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


With an experience of over 12 years, David Redden is an attorney representing clients in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota, and statewide. A partner and practicing attorney at the Minneapolis-based law firm Fabian May & Anderson, PLLP, he concentrates his practice on providing legal assistance on matters involving:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Retaliation and whistleblowing
  • Disability accommodation
  • Minimum wage and overtime issues
  • Noncompete and nonsolicit agreements
  • Contract disputes and negotiations

Mr. Redden obtained his doctorate in jurisprudence in 2010, from the University of Minnesota Law School, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Soon after, he got licensed to practice in Minnesota. He is also admitted to appear before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Handling employee-side employment law almost exclusively throughout career, Mr. Redden has developed a strong sense of aiding the victims of injustice to assert their legal rights as workers and fight for their dignity. He takes the extra effort to understand the clients’ objectives in depth and explain the complex laws and strategies applicable to the situation. He strives to turn the odds in his clients’ favor and get them the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Mr. Redden is also a skilled negotiator who has recovered large sums as verdicts for his clients. He has received a perfect 10/10 rating on Avvo, and makes sure to support the clients throughout the proceedings, from pre-litigation negotiations to posttrial motions. Actively involved in the workings of the legal community, he has affiliations with several prominent legal associations such as:

  • National Employment Lawyers Association – Minnesota Chapter – Former board member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section – Former co-chair

Practice areas

Employment litigation: plaintiff, Business litigation, Employment & labor: employee

Focus areas

Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Employment law - employee, Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment

  • 60% Employment litigation: plaintiff
  • 20% Business litigation
  • 20% Employment & labor: employee

First Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.fmalawyers.com/attorney/redden-david/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Served as co-chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section from 2016-2018
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section Co-Chair, 2016-2018)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association, Minnesota Chapter (Board Member, 2017-2021)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Board member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers' Association from 2017 to the present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Problem Employees Pitfalls and Solutions: What to Do When the Problematic Behavior Stems from a Mental Health Condition (co-presenter), Minnesota CLE, 2016 and 2019
  • Wired in the Workplace: The CFAA and SCA in Employment Litigation, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2010
  • Workplace Discrimination Overview (presenter), St. Thomas School of Business, 2014
  • The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law: What Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Need to Know from Employment Attorneys and Vice Versa (co- presenter), Hennepin County Bar Association, 2016
  • Employment Law Overview (presenter), IBEW Local 292 Steward Training, 2017 and 2018
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2018
  • Secured a favorable jury trial verdict in an age discrimination and breach of contract case, resulting in a judgment of over $900,000. (Aquino v. Summit Orthopedics, Ltd., Washington County Court File No. 82-CV-18-4364), 2020

Office location for David H. Redden

1625 Medical Arts Building
Suite 1625
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-464-9105


1 Year Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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