Biography

    About Cassie

    Cassie Navarro protects employee rights by representing individuals who have faced discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and unlawful drug and alcohol testing at work. She also counsels and advises clients on employment, severance, and non-compete agreements, and works to negotiate more favorable terms with employers. In addition to representing individuals, Cassie serves on our class action and consumer litigation teams, specializing in consumer reporting and wage and hour violations.

    Cassie joined Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP in June of 2013 as a Law Clerk and began as an Associate Attorney after her admission to the bar. She graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law.

    Education

    William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, J.D., summa cum laude
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, B.A.

    Admissions

    Minnesota Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

    Professional Memberships

    Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
    National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter
    Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter
    Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest
    Hennepin County Bar Association
    Minnesota Women Lawyers

    Honors and Awards

    Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2021
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law- Employee, 2021-2022
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Litigation- Labor and Employment, 2021-2022

    Publications and Presentations

    Wait…That Happened at Work?: How Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Workplace Become Actionable, Mitchell Hamline School of Law Alumni CLE Series, Panelist with Frances Baillon, Nov. 20, 2019
    Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS: What Protections Do Employees Have?, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Conference, Panelist with Dustin Massie, Feb. 9, 2019
    Lawyering: Advice and Persuasion, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Adjunct Instructor, Fall 2018
    Employment Discrimination under Title VII and the ADEA, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Guest Lecturer, Mar. 28 and 30, 2016
    Five-Part Workshop Series, Employment Law Essentials for the Performing Arts Community, Minnesota Theater Alliance, Presenter with Chris Jozwiak and Penelope Phillips, 2015-2016
    Employment Law Issues for the Poverty Law Attorney: Discrimination and Harassment, Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment, Presenter with Chris Jozwiak, 2015

    Representative Cases

    Morgenroth v. Minnesota Fine Wine & Spirits et al., No. 82-CV-18-3875 (Dist. Ct. Minn. Aug. 30, 2019)(denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of retaliation under the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act, Minnesota Whistleblower Act and Minnesota Human Rights Act because genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether plaintiff's termination was pretextual)

    Ketty v. Parkinson’s Specialty Care, LLC, No. 14-CV-04849, 2016 WL 3034158 (D. Minn. May 27, 2016) (final court approval of collective action settlement awarding a group of certified nursing assistants unpaid overtime premium pay and full liquidated damages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act)