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John is the founder of the Minneapolis employment and civil rights litigation firm of John A. Klassen, P.A.  He received law degrees from the University of British Columbia (1992) and Seattle University (1993).  John represents clients throughout the United States in harassment and discrimination, False Claims Act/Qui Tam, whistleblower, and employment contract claims.  John also consults with employees regarding severance and non-competition agreements.  His cases have received local, national and international press coverage, including stories by The New York Times, The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune.  Past victories include million dollar range results for clients in harassment and age discrimination cases.  John is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. 


Recently, John was a featured guest on CBS WCCO Radio, speaking about sexual harassment in the workplace.


John lives and works in MInneapolis.  He is married with two children and two outstanding Labrador Retrievers. 


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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 36%
    22 years
  2. Discrimination: 32%
    22 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 32%
    22 years



Hourly ($300-500/hour), contingent (40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

John A. Klassen, PA

310 Fourth Avenue South
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN, 55415


MNAuthorized to practice199407/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJohn A. Klassen, PA1996 - Present
PartnerNeaton, Puklich & Klassen, PLLP2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)N/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kidd. v. Jackson and City of MinneapolisTrial judgment in our client's favor. Settled post-trial for $595,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of British ColumbiaLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of St. ThomasRetaliation in the WorkplaceN/A