Lawrence Schaefer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Schaefer Halleen, LLC
 | 412 South 4th Street, Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-294-2601
Fax: 612-294-2640
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor (40%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%)
Attorney Profile

I have over 28 years of experience representing plaintiffs in employments disputes and in litigation.  My experience includes class action cases where I have been lead counsel, scores of litigated matters tried to judgment before a jury of judge, and extensive experience in arbitration as well.  This depth of experience gives me expertise in every area of employment law, including labor law and employee benefits issues.  Discrimination and retaliation cases make up the majority of the cases we prosecute, and I have expensive experience representing senior executives and officers in employment matters, including contract and severance disputes.  I am currently the owner of a "boutique" plaintiff-side employment litigation practice, and have the privilege of supervising numerous experienced litigators doing this same work.   

Larry frequently lecturers to lawyers at continuing legal education conferences. Larry will be speaking to attorneys preparing to take the Board Certification test for employment law on September 18, 2017. Larry will be presenting "Common-Law Employment Contract and Tort Claims" at the 2017 Minnesota CLE Center in St. Paul, MN.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Employee Benefits (10%)

Focus Areas

Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2014 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About Lawrence Schaefer

Admitted: 1988, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.schaeferhalleen.com/team-view/lawrence-schaefer/

Honors/Awards:

  • AWARE Award, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 2010
  • One of the best attorneys in the state, Chamber’s & Partner’s Client Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White
  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell™
  • ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment’, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • 2013-2014, Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Publication

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1988
  • Minnesota, 1988
  • Counsel, Board of Directors, Harriet Tubman Battered Women's Shelter, 2001 – 2002
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 1989 – 1992
  • Member, Legal Aid Society, 1988 – 1993
  • Member, International Human Rights Committee
  • Member, Minnesota Lawyers, 1988 – 1993
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, NELA – Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), 1995 – Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Board of Directors, Harriet Tubman Battered Women's Shelter, 1990 – 1993, Counsel

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author and Presenter, Representing the Attorney-Client, Eight Circuit NELA Conference, 2014
  • Co-author and Moderator of panel discussion, Cutting Edge ADEA Issues in Litigation: How to Overcome Significant Obstacles and Prevail in Establishing Age Discrimination, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2014
  • Co-author, What's Wrong With The Other Side: Examining Assumptions About Opposing Counsel, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2014
  • Co-author and Moderator of panel discussion, Continuing Developments in Disability Litigation: The Impact of Mental Health Diagnosis on Accommodation and Related Issues, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2014
  • Presenter, Cutting Edge Issues in ADA Litigation, Annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2013
  • Presenter, When the Problem is a High Impact Player: Issue to Consider When the Plaintiff is a Current Executive or Holds a Unique Position, ELI Employment Law Seminar, 2013
  • Presenter, Thorny Issues in ADA Litigation, Annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2012
  • Presenter, Salespeople – Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them – Managing Disciplining and Firing the Salesperson, Annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2012
  • Presenter, Common Law Employment Claims, MSBA, 2012
  • Presenter, Updating Your ADA Litigation Strategy in Light Developments Following the ADAAA, Annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2011
  • Presenter, Updating Your ADA Litigation Strategy in Light of the ADAAA, annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2010
  • Presenter, Updating Your ADA Litigation Strategy in Light of the ADAAA, annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2010
  • Presenter, Common Law Employment Claims, MSBA, 2010
  • Presenter, Choosing the Claims, the Courts, and the Defendant's: A Plaintiff Counsel's Perspective, Annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2009
  • Presenter, Age Discrimination Update, Annual MILE Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, 2008
  • Co-written, Wage and Hour Case Update, MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2006
  • Strategies in Age Discrimination Litigation, MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2004
  • The Art and Practice of Jury Selection, A Plaintiff's Counsel's Perspective, MILE Seminar "Litigating in the Employment Arena", 2001
  • Class Actions and Multi-Plaintiff Litigation, Annual MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2001
  • The Surest Ways to Get Sued- Co-authored with Robert Boisvert, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education CLE seminar "Litigating in the Employment Arena", 2001
  • Demystifying Class Actions, Annual MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2000
  • Insights into Eveleth Mines Litigation, MILE CLE Seminar, 1999
  • Insights into Eveleth Mines Litigation, MILE CLE Seminar, 1999
  • Preparing the Fee Petition: When to File and the Amount to Seek, Annual MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 1999
  • Common Obstacles in Proving Age Discrimination Claims, Minnesota Annual Human Rights Commission seminar, 1999
  • Co-author, Strategies and Considerations in Class Action Employment Discrimination, NELA Chicago Convention, 1998
  • Is Your Workplace at Risk for a Class Claim of Harassment?, MILE CLE Seminar, 1997
  • Co-author, Maximizing Compensatory Damage Awards, Eighth Annual NELA Convention in Toronto, Canada, 1997
  • Federal District Court Case Analysis, Annual MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 1996
  • Basics of Effectively Preparing Your Case In Minnesota, MILE CLE Seminar, 1996
  • Use of Expert Witnesses in Employment Litigation- A Plaintiff Counsel's Perspective, MSBA Seminar, 1996
  • Written with K. Graham & D. Palmquist, Discrimination Update: 1990-91 Federal and State Supreme Court and Appellate Decisions, MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Institute, 1992
  • Co-writer, Limiting Liability When Discharging Employees, MSBA Upper Midwest Employment Institute, 1990

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, 1988
  • Bachelor of Art's Degree with honors, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Political Philosophy, 1984
Office Location for Lawrence Schaefer

412 South 4th Street
Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-294-2601

Fax: 612-294-2640

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Last Updated: 3/5/2019

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