Jacob Colling is a driven and dedicated attorney who has focused on all aspects of employment law since graduating law school. He comes to Schaefer Halleen from a local, Minneapolis-based mid-size firm where he primarily represented Minnesota and Wisconsin employers in workers’ compensation litigation from the initial investigation all the way to the briefs filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court. In total, Jacob has conducted hundreds of depositions and drafted many briefs to appellate courts.
Jacob studied and practiced law in several midwestern cities. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science, Russian, International Studies, and History from The University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Jacob attended the University of Wisconsin Law School to obtain his law degree. While in law school, Jacob worked as an Employment and Labor Volunteer Attorney for the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
After law school, Jacob found himself drawn to Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as an Assistant Attorney General of the Labor Division for the Missouri Attorney General’s office. There, he effectively managed a large caseload of worker’s compensation claims through discovery, trial, settlement, and appeals. He also argued before the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee and filed briefs with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District and the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. From this experience he learned that providing quality and zealous legal representation to the client must occur while still maintaining one’s composure and integrity. He still practices with these guiding principles.
In his free time, Jacob likes to stay involved in the local community and hit the trails with his bike. He is a member of QUORUM, Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ and allied Chamber of Commerce. You may also catch him on the trails on his distinctive yellow tri-cycle.
Areas of Practice:
- Employment Litigation
- Juris Doctorate Degree, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
- Bachelor of Art’s Degree, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Political Science, Russian, International Studies, and History, Lincoln, Nebraska
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