Lisa C. Stratton – Starting June 20, 2018!
Lisa Stratton is an accomplished litigator and employee rights attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Lisa served as co-founder and executive director of Gender Justice, a Minnesota-based non-profit organization dedicated to breaking down gender-based barriers through litigation, education, legal outreach and policy development.
Lisa also served for four years as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School where she developed and directed a litigation-based Workers’ Rights Clinic which served workers in various employment-related disputes. Lisa also spent four years and built a national practice as a plaintiff’s employment lawyer involved in complex class action lawsuits, and individual employment discrimination cases.
As a new lawyer, Lisa began her career as an Assistant Attorney General with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office where she played a role in the groundbreaking case against tobacco manufacturers. She then became the first Law Clerk to Judge John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.
- Juris Doctorate Degree, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, attended as a MacArthur Fellow, 1993
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, conducted training on wage discrimination claims for the investigative staff of the EEOC, and the state and local civil rights enforcement agencies in MN, 2008.
- Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
- Member, Labor and Employment Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, member of the Accreditation Committee for the MSBA certification as a “Labor and Employment Law Specialist.”
- Co-founder and Executive Director, Gender Justice, a Minnesota-based non-profit advocacy organization, 2010 –2018.
- Associate Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 2006 – 2010. Taught a Workers’ Rights clinic, 2006 – 2010.
- Associate Attorney, Sprenger & Lang, PLLC, 1998 – 2002.
- Law Clerk, Judge John R. Tunheim. Assisted Judge Tunheim with dispositive motions and trials in many employment discrimination cases, 1995 – 1997.
- Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, 1994 – 1996.
- Law Clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Gardebring