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Joseph A. Larson

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Joseph A. Larson Law Firm PLLC
310 4th Ave. S., Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-474-5984
Fax: 612-284-8716
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Joseph A. Larson is the owner and principal attorney of the Joseph A. Larson Law Firm PLLC. He represents clients primarily in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota metro area, but also handles a number of cases throughout greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. His practice is focuses on plaintiff's employment litigation, sexual harassment, retaliation, workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, noncompetition and severance agreements, business law, trade secrets, personal injury and trucking law. He also advises several small businesses on employee matters, contracts, claim disputes and internal investigations of employee misconduct. 

Admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Mr. Larson is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Bowling Green State University. At Creighton University School of Law, he earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was on the Board of Editors for the Creighton Law Review and on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.

With an Avvo “Superb” rating, Mr. Larson is a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is a past board member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association's Practice Management and Marketing Section and New Lawyers Section, and the Hennepin County Bar Association's New Lawyers Section. He also currently volunteers as a mentor to law students from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Mr. Larson is a talented writer and has published articles in Hennepin Lawyer, Epilawg, and Hearsay. In 2009, he was one of fifteen law students in the country to receive a Burton Award for his law review article on false advertising in the student loan industry. He has also presented and moderated several continuing legal education courses for the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

About Joseph A. Larson

First Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://joelarsonlaw.com/about-joe-larson.htm

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in English and History
  • Bowling Green State University, Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing

Honors/Awards

  • Burton Distinguished Writing Award, Burton Foundation, 2009
  • Creighton Law Review, Board of Editors, Creighton University School of Law
  • Recognition of Dedicated Commitment, Minnesota State Bar Association - New Lawyers Section, 2013
  • Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, Creighton University School of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Epilawg, Author, "Cooler Heads Prevail: What to Do When You've Been Terminated By Your Employer", 2014
  • Author, "Answering the Bell: How to Handle Client Emails Without Sacrificing Your Sanity", Hearsay, 2010
  • Hennepin Lawyer, Author, "Lisa Lamm Bachmann Takes Pro Bono Work to Heart", 2010
  • "Taming the Wild West: An Examination of Private Student Loan Consolidation Companies’ Violation of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act by Using Trade Names and Logos That Closely Resemble Those Used by the Department of Education,” Author
  • Speaker, "Trial Techniques in Employment Law", National Employment Lawyers Association - 8th Circuit Conference, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Moderator, "Damages in Employment Claims", National Employment Lawyers Association - Minnesota Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Speaker, #MeToo: Has a Powerful Social Movement Changed the Rules of Sexual Harassment Complaints and Claims, Hennepin County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Member, Minnesota Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Board Member, Minnesota Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association, 2016
  • CLE Director, Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section, 2010
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association - Minnesota Chapter, 2017
  • Leadership Council, CLE Co-Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association, New Lawyers Section, 2011
  • Leadership Council, CLE Co-Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association, New Lawyers Section, 2013
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
  • Secretary, Minnesota State Bar Association, Practice Management & Marketing Section, 2015
  • Leadership Council, CLE Co-Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association, New Lawyers Section, 2012
  • Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin state Bar Association, Member
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Office Location for Joseph A. Larson

310 4th Ave. S.
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-474-5984

Fax: 612-284-8716

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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