Firm News

Two Summary Judgment Wins for BTJW Clients

September 9, 2019 – Attorneys Dustin Massie, Cassie Navarro and Kaarin Nelson Schaffer scored victories for their clients by defeating summary judgement motions in two cases.

Baillon, Jozwiak & Thome Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

August 15, 2019 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is pleased to announce that firm partners Frances Baillon, Chris Jozwiak and Joni Thome have been named to the 2020 list of Best Lawyers in America©. Frances Baillon was selected for Employment Law, Individuals; Joni Thome was selected for Litigation in Labor and Employment Law; and Chris Jozwiak was selected for both the Employment Law, Individuals, and the Litigation in Labor and Employment Law categories.

Joni Thome Featured in 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine

July 16, 2019 – Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to announce that partner Joni Thome was featured in Minnesota's 2019 Super Lawyers magazine. Joni has been a vanguard in employee rights for nearly 27 years. The article highlights how her life and work experiences impacted her decision to go to law school and become a leading voice for those facing workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Congratulations to Eight BTJW Attorneys Named to the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Three Named to Top Lists

July 9, 2019 – This week, Super Lawyers announced that eight Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP attorneys were named to the lists of 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. This marks the highest number of the firm’s attorneys receiving these recognitions. In addition, the firm is pleased to announce that Frances Baillon and Chris Jozwiak were named to the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers and that Frances and Joni Thome were named among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.

Thome, Nelson Schaffer Present at 2019 ELI

May 28, 2019 – Last week, Joni Thome and Kaarin Nelson Schaffer presented at the 2019 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, the preeminent conference for employment lawyers and human resource professionals in the upper Midwest. Joni and Kaarin joined other leaders in employment law to discuss some of the most important legal issues confronting practitioners and their clients.

Proud to Support the Great Work of Cancer Legal Care

May 13, 2019 – Last week, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP joined an esteemed group of law firms, businesses and individuals in support of the important work of Cancer Legal Care at its Legal Care Affair event. The firm has been honored to be a sponsor of this event the last several years.

Jozwiak Joins Minnesota Legal Aid Board of Directors

April 1, 2019 - Firm partner Christopher Jozwiak was recently elected to the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Board of Directors. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, or MMLM, is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and counseling to low-income individuals, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable citizens. With 69 attorneys speaking over 17 different languages, MMLM advocates for the legal rights of disadvantaged people in the community. MMLM hosts many fundraising initiatives in the community through The Fund for Legal Aid to generate support for their services.

Jozwiak Presents on Bullying; Wanta Leads Panel on Consumer Law

March 7, 2019 – Firm partners Chris Jozwiak and Shawn Wanta presented at separate CLEs on key issues in employment law and consumer law respectively. Shawn's panel discussed the TCPA, FCRA and other commonly litigated consumer claims and traps to avoid. Chris and fellow panelists discussed bullying in the workplace.

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