Seasoned Employment Law, Eminent Domain, And Business Litigation Attorneys

Seasoned Employment Law, Eminent Domain, And Business Litigation Attorneys

We go to trial for expeditious – and successful – resolutions to our clients’ legal problems arising from discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other issues in their workplaces. We are seasoned attorneys who also frequently resolve eminent domain and business litigation cases in the courtroom.


Our Trial Experience Sets Us Apart From Other Law Firms

We Pack A Powerful Punch For A Small Law Firm

It is the 21st century and we are still facing draconian employers violating state and federal laws on a regular basis. We’d like to end that. This is why we go to trial more than many other area lawyers. There is no reason for discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environments, retaliation or wrongful termination to make your professional life miserable. Yet, here you are. Talk to us.

As trial lawyers, we like being successful, and we want you to be successful, too. We do not take on every person’s case. If we agree to represent you, we are all in. We do the research. We investigate. We gather all sides and facets of your circumstances. We anticipate the unasked questions. We will build a strong, three-dimensional strategy to solve your legal problem using state and federal regulations and case law that protects your rights in the workplace.

Our clients know and rely on our talent, relentlessness, creativity and track record of success. We primarily represent employees in employment law matters but have extensive experience representing employers as well. This unique perspective benefits our clients as we are able to prepare for the actions of our adversaries in a broad range of cases, including job discrimination and harassment claims as well as disputes over employment agreements.

Eminent Domain
Business Litigation
Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Termination
Hostile Work Environment
Employment Agreements & Contracts

Recent Case Results We Obtained

What is believed to be the largest individual award against the FAA in an employment discrimination case.
What is believed to be the largest award in the state of Minnesota for a workers’ compensation retaliation case.
A judgment in excess of $5 million in a securities case.
A verdict in excess of $125,000 in a sexual harassment case.
Favorable decisions for our clients invalidating and enforcing non-compete agreements.
A decision from the Minnesota Supreme Court recognizing protection against discrimination based on marital status – Taylor v. LSI, 796 N.W.2d 153 (Minn. 2011).
A decision against the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarding our client two years of back pay and reinstatement to her position.

The Government Wants To Expand A Road Through Your Property. Can It?

Minnesota’s cost of living, four seasons and business-friendly atmosphere are drawing all sorts of Fortune 500 companies and people to the state. You can make a lot of money at your job in this area while thriving on a cost of living that is still below the national average. What’s not to love about living here? Government expansion, that’s what. The state has a responsibility to expand the infrastructure to accommodate this new growth, which means that it may want to build a highway on part of your family’s property. What then?

If the government can prove that it needs your property for the good of the public, it may be able to do so. We are here to help you put up a good fight and defend your interests.

Eminent domain – along with a wide range of business litigation issues – is getting more complex in Minnesota. If a case should go to trial, then we will take it to trial. If we consider it in your best interests to recommend settlement, then we will do so. Everything we do is intended to advance your interests while helping you evaluate the costs, benefits and risks of litigation.

MeetOur Legal Team

Unlike many law firms, our lawyers have courtroom experience and have successfully tried cases. Each and every year, our firm takes multiple cases to trial or arbitration.

We have been recognized by our peers in the legal community for our approach to the law, most notably by Super Lawyers, which recognizes us among the top attorneys in the state of Minnesota and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to attorneys who have obtained verdicts in excess of a million dollars.

Michael L. Puklich has been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers for 24 consecutive years. Mark E. Dooley has been selected for inclusion in Minnesota’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2014.

Put our experience on your side. Our lawyers combine for more than 50 years of legal experience and look forward to providing your case with the level of attention it deserves.

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Patrick J. Neaton

Attorney Michael L. Puklich

Michael L. Puklich

Attorney Mark E. Dooley

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