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John A. Klassen - Minneapolis, MN

310 4th Avenue SouthSuite 5010 Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Updated: 11/07/2022

Minneapolis Employment Litigation - Employee Lawyer

Overview

John is the founder of the Minneapolis employment and civil rights litigation firm of John A. Klassen, P.A. He received law degrees from the University of British Columbia (1992) and Seattle University (1993).

Since 1994, John has practiced exclusively in the areas of employment and civil rights law...

About John A. Klassen

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation - Employee
  • Whistleblower
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination in Employment
  • Age Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Qui Tam/Whistleblower and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
  • Retaliation
  • Severance Agreements
  • Non-competition Agreements
  • Civil Rights

Litigation

  • 95%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1997

Other Affiliations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999 - Present (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)

Education

  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1992
    LL.B.
  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 1993
    J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Honors: Member of the Honors Division
    Major: International Relations

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Past Positions

  • Neaton Puklich & Klassen, PLLP, Partner, 2001 - 2004

Classes and Seminars

  • Cutting Edge Topic in Sexual and Racial Harassment, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2006 - 2007
  • Settlement Agreements in Employment Law Cases, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2007
  • Employment Law Clinic, University of Minnesota
  • Human Resources Class, University of St. Thomas MBA Program

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About John A. Klassen

Included on the 2023 Minnesota list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2022
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2001 - 2002
  • Who's Who of Minnesota Employment Law, 2002 - 2007

Video & Photo

Photo

Office Information

Address

310 4th Avenue SouthSuite 5010 Minneapolis, MN 55415

Fax

  • 612-204-4534

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Yes

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Race, Color and National Origin Discrimination, Employment Law Handbook, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, February, 2002
  • Defamation in Discipline and Discharge, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Spring, 2003
  • Discovery Issues in Employment Litigation, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Fall, 2003
  • The Duty of Loyalty - What Employees Owe to Their Employers, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Summer, 2004
  • The Accidental Federal Court Litigator, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Fall, 2004
  • Sexual Harassment Cases After Duncan v. GMC, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Spring, 2005
  • Public Employee Protections Against Retaliation for Free Speech - The Right to Speak About Matters of Public Concern, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Spring, 2006
  • Negotiating and Drafting Severance Agreements, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Winter, 2006
  • Statute of Limitations Issues in Hostile Work Environment Cases, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, Winter, 2007

Representative Cases

  • Stanina v. Blandin Paper Co., 2006 WL 2069203, D.Minn., (JRT/FLN) July 26 (2006)
  • Predzik v. Shelter Corporation, Inc., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 2794368, 12 Wage & Hour Cas. 2d (BNA) 13, D.Minn., (JRT/FLN) Sept. 27 (2006)
  • Modtland v. Mills Fleet Farm, Inc., 2004 WL 2730100, D.Minn., (PAM/RLE) Nov. 28 (2004)
  • Jensen v. AstraZeneca, LP, 2004 WL 2066837, D.Minn., (JRT/FLN) (2004)

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