Ryan Vettleson

Ryan Vettleson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in MInneapolis, MN

Sapientia Law Group PLLC
 | 120 South 6th Street, Suite 100
MInneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-756-7148
Fax: 612-756-7100
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2011, 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Ryan is a problem solver.  He uses his trial and litigation skills to resolve complex disputes.  Ryan practices extensively in the areas of commercial litigation, civil rights, and personal injury litigation. He has handled large commercial property damage and contract disputes as well as significant personal injury cases.  Ryan has also handled a large variety of police misconduct, generally excessive force or illegal search cases.  He spends most of his time in federal court in Minnesota but has represented his clients’ interests in several state and federal courts.

Ryan joined the firm in October 2002 after clerking for a year for the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. At the Court of Appeals, and since that time, he has worked in many different areas of law where he has gained a wide breadth of experience.  This has helped Ryan develop an ability to handle varied and complex cases.

Ryan taught legal writing at the University of Minnesota Law School and prides himself on his ability to effectively convey his clients’ needs to the opposing party and the court.

About Ryan Vettleson

Admitted: 2001, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://sapientialaw.com/our-team/?team_member=ryan-vettleson


  • Ryan was selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 for Minnesota.  According to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40: “Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The result is a credible, comprehensive and impressive list of young attorneys chosen to represent their state.”, Top 40 under 40 for Minnesota, National Trial Lawyer, 2012
  • Ryan Vettleson was selected as a Litigation Star in the 2013 and 2014 edition of Benchmark Plaintiff, a guide to America’s leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys.  Individuals and are named in this publication only after “extensive interviews with litigators and their clients.”, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Ryan was selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Minnesota in 2014. , 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, Minnesota Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal writing instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School.
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Office Location for Ryan Vettleson

120 South 6th Street
Suite 100
MInneapolis, MN 55402

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Last Updated: 1/21/2020

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