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Philip G. Villaume - Bloomington, MN

2051 Killebrew DriveSuite 611 Bloomington, MN 55425- 1899

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Updated: 12/06/2018

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Philip G. Villaume is a nationally recognized authority on employment law, criminal law and procedure, and professional ethics.

Mr. Villaume concentrates his practice in criminal defense law and employment law, representing professionals facing employment-related misconduct allegations. He represents victims of workplace abuse and harassment. Mr. Villaume has represented over 1000 professionals including 500 educators...

About Philip G. Villaume

Frequent Case Types

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Teachers' Rights
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse
  • Defending Professionals
  • White Collar Crimes
  • DWI/Drunk Driving
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Appeals
  • Post Conviction Relief Proceedings
  • Employment Related Misconduct

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • Wisconsin, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Judicial Merit Selection Commission (1990 and 1999 Gubernatorial Appointee)


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1979
  • Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota, 1971
    Honors: magna cum laude

Past Positions

  • Legal Investigator, Villaume Investigative Services, 1977 - 1979
  • Ramsey County Department of Community Corrections, Probation Officer, 1972 - 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coaching Youth Sports (Hockey, Girls Softball, and Baseball), Mendota Heights Athletic Association
  • Mendota Heights Athletic Association, Vice President

Classes and Seminars

  • Valuing Diversity and Eliminating Bias
  • Workplace Security and Safety
  • Employment Law
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Eliminating Bias
  • Prevention of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
  • Investigation of Violence and Harassment Complaints
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty Member, The Professional Education Group, Inc.
  • Faculty Member, The Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of Northern Florida
  • Former Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Hamline University School of Law
  • Course Chair and a Lecturer on Criminal Law, Trial Skills and Employment Law, and Professional Ethics, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Programs


Other Sources of Feedback About Philip G. Villaume

Included on the 2022 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 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
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2000 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1999 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1998 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1997 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1996 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1994 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Philip G. Villaume on Super Lawyers


  • Minnesota Lawyer Judges Choice Award as the "Most Well Prepared Lawyer", 1991
  • Business and Consumer Guidebook to Law & Leading Attorneys, 1994 - 1998
  • Who's Who in Criminal Law and Employment Law, Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment - The National Law Journal, 2012 - 2016
  • Selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Certificate of Excellence, Hamline University School of Law, 1990
  • Recognized as a PREMIER 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Nation’s Top One Percent of all lawyers, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - 2016
  • Best Attorneys of America, Member, RUE Ratings, 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota, The National Association of Trial Lawyers, 2015

Representative Clients

  • Educators
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Clergy
  • Lawyers
  • Physicians
  • Health Care Providers
  • Business Executives
  • Corporations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Professional Associations

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Office Information


2051 Killebrew DriveSuite 611 Bloomington, MN 55425- 1899


  • 952-851-9510

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards




  • Author, The Law & Procedure Handbook for Minnesota Educators, 1990
  • The Better Work Environment, 1997
  • Co-Author, Teachers At Risk, 1993
  • Reflections - A Message of Hope (Music Video), 1995

Representative Cases

  • York v. Wood (1996)
  • State v. Gruhl (1986)
  • State v. Hershberger ,(Minnesota Supreme Court 1990)

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