Dustin Massie

Employment Law Rising Star

dmassie@baillonthome.com (612) 252-3570

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Dustin W. Massie represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated and have experienced discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or other illegal treatment in the workplace. Dustin’s commitment to workers’ rights is rooted in the combination of his law studies and his passion for understanding labor movements and how individuals can work together for change. A summa cum laude graduate in Spanish and international affairs, Dustin has studied in Spain, where he served as a cultural ambassador with the Spanish Ministry of Education. His interests in language and political science also took him to Germany for two years where he engaged in cultural and business studies at the University of Passau and to Argentina as a participant in the Global Leadership Program. Before law school, he participated in a fellowship program on American civics and leadership in Washington, D.C.

During law school at the University of Minnesota, Dustin received a concentration in labor and employment law and clerked for a Minneapolis employment law firm. He also served on the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law as a staff editor, where his article on a recent and influential class action case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart, was published. Before joining the firm Dustin represented employees and consumers in class action litigation where he held business accountable for fraudulent, deceptive and illegal practices.

Publications and Presentations

  • Medical Cannabis in the Workplace: What Protections Do Employees Have? The Federal Lawyer Magazine, Author, Jan/Feb 2019
  • Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS: What Protections Do Employees Have?, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Conference, Panelist with Cassie Navarro, Feb. 9, 2019
  • Medical Cannabis in the Workplace: What Protections Do Employees Have?, Federal Bar Association’s Rising Professionals Symposium, Presenter, Feb. 2, 2019
  • Medical Cannabis in the Workplace, KXNT 840 AM Radio in Las Vegas, NV, Interview with Radio Host Michael Castner, Jan. 31, 2019
  • The Impact of Political Polarization: Proving Discrimination Through Political Speech, MDHR Human Rights Symposium, Co-Presenter with Joni Thome, Dec. 5, 2018
  • Cut the Small Talk, Get Real and Grow Your Career, Federal Bar Association’s Rising Professionals Symposium, Presenter, Feb. 2, 2018
  • 23, My Employer & Me: On Genetic Testing, Privacy, and Employment, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Author, Dec. 2017
  • When a Hostile Work Environment Becomes Legally Actionable, The Hennepin Lawyer, Author, July 2017
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Recent Developments in Employment Law, MLBA Annual Conference, Panelist with Joni M. Thome, Feb. 4, 2017
  • Too Soon for Employers to Celebrate?: How Plaintiffs are Prevailing Post-Dukes, ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Volume 29, Number 1, Fall 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2017-2019
  • Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter Member and Pro Se Project Volunteer Attorney
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Co-Chair of the Newer Lawyers Program
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Mentorship Program
  • Federal Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section's Committee on Legislation and Congressional Relations
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, J.D.; Editor, ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law
  • Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, B.A. in Spanish, summa cum laude; B.A. in International Affairs, summa cum laude


  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Washington Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois