Firm News

Jozwiak Co-Authors Article on Drafting Effective Settlement Agreements

July 10, 2017 - Firm partner Chris Jozwiak co-authored an article that was published in the July 2017 issue of Bench & Bar of Minnesota, the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Titled “Effective Drafting for Employment Settlement Agreements,” the feature examines how both parties in an employment law dispute can benefit from a simplified and concise settlement agreement.

Six BTJW Attorneys Named 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 6, 2017 – This week, Super Lawyers announced that six Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP attorneys were named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Frances Baillon, Joni Thome and Chris Jozwiak were recognized again as Super Lawyers for their work on behalf of employees in employment ligitation. Dustin Massie and Matt Nolan were named Rising Stars in employment litigation-plaintiffs. Shawn Wanta was named again as a Rising Star in class actions.

Wanta Joins MSBA Consumer Litigation Section Governing Council

June 13, 2017 – Firm partner Shawn Wanta was elected to the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Consumer Litigation Section Governing Council. Shawn is a founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and leads the firm’s consumer litigation and class action practice groups. His three-year term on the Council begins July 1, 2017.

Cassie Navarro Featured in Attorney at Law Magazine

June 1, 2017 - Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP associate Cassie Navarro was featured as a Next Generation attorney in the May 2017 issue of Attorney at Law magazine. This issue hightlights up-and-coming attorneys who shaping the Minnesota legal community. 

Baillon, Thome and Jozwiak Present at 2017 Employment Law Institute

May 25, 2017 - The Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute is the preeminent conference for employment lawyers and human resource professionals. Frances Baillon, Joni Thome and Chris Jozwiak joined other leaders in employment law to discuss some of the most important legal issues confronting practitioners and their clients.

Thome Presents at Workers' Compensation Institute

May 2, 2017 – Firm partner Joni Thome took part in a panel discussion at the Minnesota CLE’s Workers’ Compensation Institute to discuss the employment law claims practitioners should look for in their practice. Joni joined workers’ compensation attorney and expert Tom Atkinson to share their experiences in jointly representing clients who have both workers’ compensation and employment-related claims.

Jozwiak Co-Authors The Complete Employment Lawyer

April 20, 2017 - Chris Jozwiak was again published in the updated second edition of The Complete Employment Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, a comprehensive reference guide for employment lawyers. Chris’s chapter in the book, “Employment Conditions,” explores a range of issues that arise in the everyday workplace, including drug and alcohol testing, the various employee leaves available under Minnesota and federal law, privacy rights, paycheck deductions, and other related employment laws.

Jozwiak Presents on Employment Mediations

April 14, 2017 - Firm partner Chris Jozwiak took part in a panel discussion on the topic of employment law mediations in a Minnesota CLE seminar entitled, “Mediating the Challenging Employment Law Matter and Tips to be Effective.” Chris joined a panel of employment law experts, including Martin B. Ho of Stingley & Ho, P.L.L.P. and Kate Mrkonich Wilson of Littler Mendelson P.C., to discuss the difficult situations that can often arise during employment law mediations.

Adam Gillette Joins BTJW’s Employment Law Team

March 30, 2017 - Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP proudly welcomes Adam Gillette to our employment litigation team. Adam is a powerhouse of employment law knowledge and experience. He has litigated more than 100 cases involving employment discrimination and retaliation and was selected by his peers to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list from 2007 to 2013 and as a Super Lawyer from 2014 to 2016.

Jozwiak Presents on False Claims Act

March 20, 2017 – Firm partner Chris Jozwiak took part in a panel presentation to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association on the False Claims Act. Chris joined a distinguished panel that included Chad Blumenfield, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, to discuss litigation strategies and new and emerging trends in False Claims Act litigation.

Baillon to Present at MSBA Seminar

February 24, 2017 – Firm partner Frances Baillon will be presenting to the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section on “Growing Your Practice.” Frances joins Sheila Engelmeier of Engelmeier & Umanah PA to discuss strategies and tips on when and how to grow a law firm practice with staff, associates, and partners.

Frances Baillon Named to Best Lawyers 2017 List

January 31, 2017 - Frances Baillon was named to the list of Best Lawyers® 2017 Employment Law - Individuals. Best Lawyers in America is among the oldest lawyer-rating publications in the United States and recently released its Best Lawyers list in the February 2017 issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine.