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Daniel G. Leland

Employment Attorney Daniel LelandDaniel G. Leland is an attorney with Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP. Mr. Leland practices exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs in the area of employment law. Mr. Leland has litigated cases in state and federal court, and has argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. While in law school, Mr. Leland was an Editor and Staff member of the Minnesota Law Review, and gained hands-on training in the law school’s civil practice clinic. Since 2008, Mr. Leland has been a writer/contributor to the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment News

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EducationRated by Super Lawyers - Rising Star Employment Law Attorney

  • Northwestern University, B.S. 
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude; Article Submissions Editor, Minnesota Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawers Rising Star 2012-2013: Employment Law

Representive Cases

  • Dixon v. Mount Olivet Careview Home, Civ. No. 09-1099 (MJD/AJB), 2010 WL 3733936 (D. Minn. Sept. 17, 2010)(denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of reprisal discrimination and FMLA retaliation in constructive discharge case)
  • Yalley v. Ozark Automotive Distributors, Inc., Civ. No. 11-1961 (JRT/AJB), 2013 WL 50452 (D. Minn. Jan. 3, 2013)(denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of retaliation and reprisal, and workers’ compensation retaliation, finding plaintiff proffered direct evidence of claims)
  • Askari v. Coreyxo, LLC, Lawrence W. Abdo, Island Sash & Door Co., LLC, d/b/a Nicollet Island Inn, 27-CV-12-5289 (Dist. Ct. Minn. Nov. 4, 2013)(after defendant breached settlement agreement resolving claim under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act, holding business owner and related company liable for breach and awarding plaintiff his attorneys’ fees and costs under the Minnesota Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act)
  • Simanovich v. Froehling Anderson, Ltd., 27-CV-10-20032 (Dist. Ct. Minn. July 1, 2010)(denying summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of national origin discrimination based on her Russian accent)
  • Thill v. Advantage Point Group, Inc., 62-CV-09-4124 (Dist. Ct. Minn. August 18, 2017)(denying defendant’s motion for summary judgment on disability discrimination claim)

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law – Employee
  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Rights
  • Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Class Action