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We are results-driven employment lawyers who help individuals navigate employment disputes, secure rightful compensation, and foster equitable work environments with our expert legal representation. We are dedicated to making a positive impact through our legal expertise, tireless commitment to clients, and passion for championing equity. By working together, we aim to be catalysts for change and give a voice to those facing injustice. Our mission is a more just workplace and society for all through employee advocacy.


Wanta Thome LLP is metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Consumer Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Wanta Thome LLP 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 Wanta Thome LLP 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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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Joni Thome - 2012-2022 Top 50 Minnesota Women Super Lawyers®
  • Joni Thome - 2007-2009 Top 100 Minnesota Women Super Lawyers® 
  • Joni Thome - 2014-2016 & 2020-2022, Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers®
  • Joni Thome - 2002-2004 & 2020-2023 Super Lawyers® Super Lawyer [Employment Litigation: Plaintiff] 
  • Joni Thome - 2012 National Employment Lawyer Association, Minnesota Chapter, Karla Wahl Award Recipient,
  • Joni Thome - 1999 Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, Community Service Award
  • Joni Thome - 2018-2023 Best Lawyers in America© [Litigation – Labor & Employment]
  • Shawn Wanta - 2012-2021 Super Lawyers® Rising Star [Class Action/Mass Torts]
  • Shawn Wanta - 2023 Best Lawyers in America© [Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Plaintiffs]
  • Shawn Wanta - 2021-2023 Best Lawyers in America© [Consumer Law]
  • Shawn Wanta - 2022-23 The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, [Civil, Plaintiff]
  • Shawn Wanta - 2022-2023 The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 [Wage and Hour]
  • Shawn Wanta - 2022 Super Lawyers® Super Lawyer [Class Action/Mass Torts]


Office Locations

Minneapolis, MN
100 South Fifth Street, Suite 1200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States
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