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Joan Quade has more than 20 years experience negotiating and/or litigating solutions to problems for businesses or for individuals. In addition to representing particular clients and businesses, Joan is also a qualified mediator able to resolve disputes between parties.

Joan’s member profile was featured in the February 2013 MNCREW (Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women) newsletter and can be read in full at this link, Member Profile Joan Quade.

Current Employment Position:

Shareholder, Board of Director

Employment Law and Business Litigation and Labor/Government Practice Group Manager

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Litigation

Mediation Services

Construction Defect and Roofing Cases

Toxic Mold Cases

Business Disputes

Employment Investigations

Real Estate Disputes

Unlawful Detainers

Non Competes and Other Employment Law Issues

Defense of Employment Law Disputes and Investigations

Labor Arbitration

Information Technology Control and Related Security Issues

Defends daycare providers against license revocation or licensing issues

Additional Qualifications:
Qualified Civil Arbitrator

Minnesota Statewide ADR Rule 114 Neutral Mediator

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota State Bar Association, 1987

Wisconsin State Bar Association, 2009

Minnesota Supreme Court, Oct. 1987

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1988

U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education:

J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1987, cum laude

Associate Justice Student Bar Association, Appellate Division

Law Journal: Hamline Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor, 1986- 1987 (Published Article)

B.A., College of St. Scholastica. 1980, Nursing/Humanities

Honors and Awards:

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011 Inaugural Edition
Martindale Hubbell-Exclusive to women lawyers who have acheived the Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards AV Preeminent.

Published Works:

The Minnesota Medicaid Demonstration Project, Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, 1986

Hidden Deterioration of Your Commercial Roof Deck, MNCREW Events and News, 1999

Representative Supreme Court Cases:

Master Asphalt Co. v. Voss Construction Co., 535 N.W. 349 (Minn. 1995)

Appellate Cases:

Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District No. 11, Respondent v. Kenneth A. Nordstrom, Appellant; C7-02-473

Ericka Kathleen Richardson, Appellant v. Biff’s Billiards Sports Bar; A030372

5th Street Ventures, Appellant v. Frattalones Hardware Stores, Respondent; A032036

Lynn M. Borders, Appellant v. James S. Pipp; A041412

Mark Fuhr, et al, Appellants v. D.A. Smith Builders, Respondent; A042457

JEM Acres d/b/a Birch Haven Resort, Respondent v. Patrick J. Bruno; A08735

Veronica Thomas, Appellant v. Coleman Enterprises, Respondent; C6-99-1327

Robin Langehaug, Appellant v. Mary T., Inc.; C4-98-1445

George Osgood, et al., Appellants v. Troy A. Stanton, et al.; A08-1211

Arbitration Awards:

Stearns County v. Grabmeier

Steele County v. Ringhofer

Steele County v. Mollenhauer

City of Champlin v. Swenson

City of Lakeville v. Nielsen

City of Champlin v. Johans

City of Anoka v. Radniecki

Articles:

Anoka County District Court Ruling

Medical Insurance Issues: Denial of Claims

Building Mold – A “Growing” Problem

Condemnation

Non-Compete Agreements

Collection of Your Accounts Receivable

Classes/Seminars Taught:

When Mold Takes Hold, Mn. CLE, 2003

Evidence in the Courtroom, Mn. CLE, 2003

Mold – Residential, Commercial and Tenant Claims, 2002

Mediating the Sexual Harassment Case, William Mitchell College of Law, 1998

The Trial of a Sexual Harassment Case, Minnesota State Bar Association, March 27, 1998

Critical Legal Issues for Nurses, William Mitchell College of Law

What Mediators Need to Know From an Advocate’s Prospective, William Mitchell College of Law, 1999

Dispute Resolution in the 21st Century – an Introduction for Business People, Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office, June 17, 1999

FMLA, ADA and Workers Compensation, Midwest Center for Environmental and Occupational Health

Classes in Learning to Speak the Hmong Language, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court as 21st District Ethics Committee Chair 2015

Appointed by the Supreme Court to the  Judicial Selection Committee (2003 to 2010)

Anoka County Bar Association, 1988 – Present

Past President, 1997 – 1998

Minnesota State Bar Association, 1988 – Present

American Association of Nurse Attorneys, 1992 – Present

Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 – Present

YMCA – Emma B. Howe Family YMCA

Board of Directors, 1992 – 2000

President, Board of Directors, 1997 – 1999

Humane Society, 1998 – 2000 Volunteer

Springbrook Nature Center Foundation Board

Past Employment Positions:

St. Paul – Ramsey Medical Center, Registered Nurse/Labor and Delivery/Prenatal Education Coordinator, 1980 – 1987

Birth Information:

1958, Buckman, Minnesota

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