December 3, 2013
We are thrilled to launch the new Schaefer Halleen LLC, website and to provide this initial blog post together. We and the other attorneys at Schaefer Halleen will be frequently posting updates about legal developments, as well as timely public speaking and/or education events Firm attorneys are involved with or leading. We want this forum to not only allow our readers to stay up-to date on our practice and this challenging field of law, but to get a real sense of the community involvement which is a bedrock principle at Schaefer Halleen.
Schaefer Halleen is unique in not only the quality and depth of experience of the advocacy we provide to our clients, but in our approach to this advocacy and our sense of responsibility to our clients, to the community, and to the legal system.
As firm leaders, Larry Schaefer and Toni Halleen combine over fifty years of advocacy in employment law encompassing most every area of this rapidly evolving field. Our perspectives, and the perspectives of the attorneys and staff we are proud to lead, combine to provide every one of our clients what they truly need when faced with a difficult employment situation: wise and experienced counsel that allows the problem to be identified, the strategy formulated, and the solution to be achieved as efficiently and effectively as possible.
If that means a worthy claim must be litigated to judgment if an early resolution is not achievable, we won’t hesitate to do so with deep experience in every area of discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal. In fact, our national reputation as relentless advocates often helps convince our clients’ current or former employers to “do the right thing” early in the process, to our clients’ benefit. We trust this website effectively conveys this message.
News and Events
- We are pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Dye-Nuemann (as a Senior Attorney), Phil Kitzer and Brian Rochel (as Attorneys) and Tara Ruedy (as a legal assistant). This exceptionally talented group joined the Firm in late October 2013. This group fits in seamlessly and provides Schaefer Halleen with even more experience to rely on in representing our clients.
- Toni Halleen led two day-long seminars in Ohio (in Columbus and Cleveland) in November, which focused on effective oral advocacy and listening skills.
- Michelle Dye Neumann participated in a panel presentation on November 22nd on the issue of what constitutes “but for” causation in employment discrimination claims.
- Larry Schaefer will be presenting a summary of Minnesota common law to lawyers preparing for the Employment Law Specialist Certification (which Larry attained in the first year this certification was offered in 2011) in Minnesota on January 8, 2014, in Minneapolis. He is involved in the “planning committee” for the large Minnesota Employment Law Institute occurring May 19-120, 2014, where he will be presenting on a number of topics.
Schaefer Halleen has trials coming up in January 2014 involving a terminated Vice President at a large finance company, and in February involving a terminated twenty four year Manager at a large manufacturing corporation.