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I represent employees in wrongful termination claims against former employers for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, non-compete disputes, and discrimination.  I also advise and negotiate employment contracts and severance agreements for employees.


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 34%
    2 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 33%
    2 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 33%
    2 years

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  • Brian Thomas Rochel

    I have had the pleasure and fortune of working with Phillip Kitzer since beginning practice as a lawyer. Phillip is a dedicated advocate, committed to advancing the rights of employees; a hard worker, spending as much time as necessary to make sure he serves his clients; and a great lawyer. I look forward to continuing working with Phillip and strongly endorse him as an outstanding attorney who any employee would be lucky and well-served to have represent her or him.


    Brian Rochel Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Teske Micko Katz Kitzer & Rochel

222 South 9th Street
Suite 4050
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200907/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMinnesota Super Lawyers2015
Up & Coming AttorneyMinnesota Lawyer2015
Rising StarMinnesota Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMinnesota Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMinnesota Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTeske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel2014 - Present
AttorneySchaefer Halleen2013 - 2014
AttorneyHalunen & Associates2009 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationDiversity Committee Member2015 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota Chapter)Ex Officio2014 - 2015
National Employment Lawyers Association (8th Circuit)Secretary/Treasurer2012 - 2014
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)President2011 - 2014
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)Board member2010 - 2015
National Employment Lawyers Association - MN ChapterMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schmitz v. U.S. Steel Corp.Reversed/Remanded to Trial
Schreiber v. M&I BankDefeated summary judgment, and case was settled before trial
Song v. Andersen CorporationDefeated summary judgment and was settled before trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - cum laude2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MAJ Workers' Compensation SeminarCivil Causes of Action Related tot he Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act: §176.822012
Continuing Legal Education ProgramWinning Civil Damages for Retaliation in Workers' Compensation Claims2012