Firm News

Apr 29, 2022

Baillon and Thome Named to 2022 Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is proud to announce that firm partners Frances Baillon and Joni Thome were once again named to Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 list.

Firm News

Apr 29, 2022

Thome Presents at 2022 Workers' Compensation Institute

Earlier this week, firm partner Joni Thome and workers’ compensation attorney Thomas Atkinson of Atkinson Gerber Law Office presented a seminar titled “Employment Claims to Watch Out for and Consult with an Employment Lawyer About” at the 2022 Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Institute.

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Mar 17, 2022

Baillon Presents at MDLA Employment Law Committee Meeting

Yesterday, firm partner Frances Baillon presented at the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) Employment Law Committee meeting alongside Phil Kitzer of Kitzer Rochel PLLP. Baillon and Kitzer discussed developments in recent case law and examined how these changes affect employee-side pleadings, litigation, and case value.

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Jan 25, 2022

Baillon Moderates CLE Presentation on Lack of Diversity in Law Firms

Today, firm partner Frances Baillon moderated a CLE presentation titled “Diversity in law firms – Why it is lacking and strategies to address it”. Panelist included Jenny Gassman-Pines of Greene Espel PLLP, Melissa Muro LaMere of Maslon LLP, and Rick Petry of Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The knowledgeable panelists spoke of their own experiences and insights while addressing the reasons and potential solutions concerning the lack of diversity in the legal profession.

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Oct 26, 2021

Scott Moriarity Sues on Behalf of Former RSM US Wealth Management Employee Alleging Whistleblower Retaliation

As reported in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal on October 4, 2021, firm attorney Scott Moriarity filed a whistleblower lawsuit against RSM US Wealth Management. The lawsuit alleges that RSM fired the whistleblower for reporting her supervisor’s illegal attempt to trade on a deceased client’s account.

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Sep 24, 2021

Trial Win for Wanta and Thome in Workers’ Comp Retaliation, Disability Discrimination Case

Attorneys Shawn Wanta and Joni Thome won a victory for a former manager for Storage Management, Inc. when a Hennepin County jury returned a verdict in favor of their client. The plaintiff was terminated from his job after reporting an on-the-job injury over the course of several months that lead to his termination. The verdict was read on August 27, 2021.

Firm News

Sep 17, 2021

Scott Moriarity Presents CLE on Executive Agreements and Severance

Firm attorney Scott Moriarity presented a CLE, “Counseling Executives & Key Employees About Employment Agreements,” for Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Scott discussed the concerns of high-level employees, including disputes and negotiations over pay, bonuses, stock options, and equity participation. Scott also addressed severance packages and emerging issues with noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses. Mitchell Hamline will be making this presentation available for on-demand video CLE credit.