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Bertelson Law Office

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1991
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Overview

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Beth E. Bertelson is the founder of Bertelson Law Offices, P.A., located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Focusing her practice on labor and employment law, she represents employees in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota in litigation and prelitigation negotiations in matters involving severance, employment and non-compete agreements, and related issues. Certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Ms. Bertelson also mediates employment disputes and has been designated as a "qualified neutral" under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts. She also assists clients in a variety of employment law issues, including auditing company policies and procedures for legal compliance, discrimination and harassment training, and job coaching. A 1984 graduate of St. Olaf College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts, Ms. Bertelson then attended William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1987. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Bertelson has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo. Ms. Bertelson stays abreast of current developments in her field through her active participation in the Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She has written several articles on employment matters and is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals. Active in her community, Ms. Bertelson has served on the boards of Youthworks and the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, and has provided pro bono services to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Rankings

Bertelson Law Office is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Minneapolis
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Regional Rankings

Minneapolis
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Practice Areas

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  • Employment Law - Individuals

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Bertelson Law Office has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Bertelson Law Office eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Demographics

Associates
Female: 1

Awards

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Office Locations

Minneapolis, MN
Union Plaza, Suite 402
333 Washington Avenue, North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
612-278-9832 Call our Minneapolis, MN location at 612-278-9832 Get Directions Get directions to our Minneapolis, MN location

Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.

Peterson, et. al. v. Seagate US LLC, et. al., Civil No. 07-2502, granting Plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment as to the invalidity of the SIRP (retirement) releases (D. Minn. February 8, 2011),

Peterson, et. al. v. Seagate US LLC, et. al., Civil No. 07-2502, denial of Defendants' motion for decertification as to RIF-terminated group members (D. Minn., August 15, 2011)

Carvel v. Beth El Synagogue-summary judgment denied on age discrimination claim, 2010

Peterson, et. al. v. Seagate US LLC, et. al., Civil No. 07-2502, granting Plaintiff's motion for conditional certification (D. Minn. October 24, 2008)

Peterson, et. al. v. Seagate US LLC, et. al., Civil No. 07-2502, granting Plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment as to the invalidity of RIF releases (D. Minn. May 28, 2008)

Peterson, et. al. v. Seagate US, LLC, et. al., Civil No. 07-2502, Defendants' motion to dismiss denied re: signed releases and age discrimination collective action claim (D. Minn. November 20, 2007)

Heisler v. Metropolitan Council, 339 F.3d 622 (2003) summary judgment reversed as to retaliation claim., 2003

Peterson v. Seagate U.S. LLC, Civil No. 07-2502, Motion for Decertification denied as to plaintiff's terminated through RIF; they may proceed as a collective action.

Eckman v. Kmart-summary judgment denied on sexual harassment claim.

Kult v. Deluxe Corporation-summary judgment denied on age discrimination claim.

Cook v. Albert Lea Medical Center-summary judgment denied on age discrimination and whistleblower claims.

LaCanne v. AAF McQuay Industries-summary judgment denied on sexual harassment and retaliation claims.

White v. JC Penny - just cause found in arbitration agreement.

Ritacca v. KSTP-TV - just cause found in arbitration agreement.

Klyuch v. Freightmaster-summary judgment on race and age discrimination claim denied.

Schurmeier v. Nash Finch-summary judgment on sex discrimination claim denied.

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