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A Seasoned Lawyer Experienced in Business, Commercial, and Employee Law

Brad is a seasoned trial lawyer. As a commercial litigator, he has used his experience in the court room to help business people resolve their disputes in a cost effective manner, while achieving the best possible results. Brad’s representation includes resolving disputes prior to or after a lawsuit is started. Brad’s extensive experience before trial courts and appellate courts has lead to many successful results for his clients. He can bring his experience to work for you.

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Current Employment Position:


Board of Directors

Secretary of the Board of Directors

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

Areas of Practice:

Complex Litigation

Construction Litigation

Debtors and Creditors Rights – Creditor

Employment Law – Employer

Federal Appellate Practice

Federal Trial Practice

Foreclosures and Workouts – Creditor

Litigation & Appeals

NonCompetes – Employer/Employee

State Appellate Practice

State Trial Practice

Trade Secrets

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1993

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1994

U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 1995


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1993, cum laude

B.S., Mankato State University, 1990, summa cum laude

Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon

Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award

Honors and Awards:

MSBA Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Minnesota Rising Stars 2005 & 2007

Minnesota Super Lawyer 2014-2019

Published Works:

An Insurer’s Failure to Perform Without Legal Justification: Consequential Damages, Hennepin Lawyer, March, 2002

A Sense of Loyalty, Hennepin Lawyer, February, 2003

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Minnesota’s Sexual Harassment Statute- It’s History and the Law Part I

Minnesota’s Sexual Harassment Statute- It’s History and the Law Part II

Toward an “English Rule” on Costs and Disbursements

Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act

Confronting Employees with Bad Attitudes

Representative Cases:

Roberts v. Hydrametrics, LLC et. al., 2019 WL 509976 (Minn.Ct.App. February 11, 2019)

Mailand v. City of West St. Paul, A17-1598, 2018 WL 2470698 (Minn. Ct. App. June 4, 2018)

In re Lyondell Chemical Company, 554 B.R. 655 (S.D. N.Y. 2016)

Kremers v. Dahl, 2014 WL 273966 (Minn.Ct.App. January 21, 2014)

RKL Landholdings, LLC v. Gaughan Land Incorporated, 2012 WL 2685035 (Minn.Ct.App.July 9, 2012)

The Bank of Elk River v. Daniel C. Hinote, 2011 U.S. Dist. WL 5919044 (D.Minn. 2011).

In re Dale F. Schmidt, 453 B.R. 346 (BAP 8th Cir. 2011)

State Bank of Delano v. CenterPoint Energy et. al., 779 N.W.2d 582 (Minn.App. 2010).

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Tom Shanahan and Clem Hannon,
2010 U.S.Dist. Wl173819 (D.Minn. January 13, 2010)

Northland Temporaries, Inc. v. Turpin, 744 N.W.2d 398(Minn.App. 2008)

Brickner et. al. v. One Land Development Company et. al., 742 N.W.2d 706 (Minn.App. 2007)

Stauch v. City of Columbia Heights, 212 F. 3d 425 (8th Cir. 2000)

Kassuelke v. Alliant TechSystems, Inc., 223 F.3d 929 (8th Cir. 2000)

Miner Group, Ltd. v. Stamson & Blair, Inc., 2000 WL 1015837 (Minn. App. 2000)

Kim v. Spectrum Sign Corp., 1997 WL 228965 (Minn. App. 1997)

Felber v. Estate of Regan, 117 F. 3d 1084 (8th Cir. 1997)

Northgate Homes v. City of Dayton, 126 F.3d 1095 (8th Cir. 1996)

First State Bank of Floodwood v. Jubie, 86 F.3d 755 (8th Circuit 1996)

LaRocque v. Metropolitan Mort. & Securities Co., Inc., 1995 WL 25221 (Minn. App. 1995)

Johnson v. City of Shorewood, 531 N.W.2d 509 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995)

First State Bank v. Jubie, 886 F.Supp. 1482 (D.Minn. 1995)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1996 – 2002

The Evidence Factor CLE, “Don’t Gild the Lily – Cross of Expert Witnesses”, March, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court

Member, First Place Team

Anoka County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

American Bar Association


Seminars and Publications:

Employers Beware: Minnesota’s New Wage Theft Law

Posted by Bradley Kletscher on Monday, August 12th, 2019 in Employment Law

Defending Against ADA Lawsuits

Posted by Bradley Kletscher on Monday, October 1st, 2018 in Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Business law, Employment Law

Employers Take Note: 2016 Employment Law Updates

Posted by Bradley Kletscher on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in Corporate & Business law, Employment Law


Posted by Bradley Kletscher on Monday, December 21st, 2015 in Employment Law

Minnesota’s New Limited Liability Company Act

Posted by Bradley Kletscher on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in Corporate & Business law

Minnesota’s New Wage Disclosure Law: What Employers Should Know

Posted by Bradley Kletscher on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 in Employment Law

Minnesota Employment Law Update

Posted by Bradley Kletscher on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 in Commercial Litigation