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Lawrence P Schaefer

Lawrence P Schaefer

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About Me

“My clients inspire me every day. It’s a privilege to help victims of illegal workplace conduct move past this trauma and have their dignity and self-worth restored, while holding the offending employer accountable.”
-Lawrence P. Schaefer

As one of the most recognized plaintiff’s lawyers nationwide, Larry Schaefer has earned the respect of judges and other lawyers for his thorough and aggressive client advocacy in negotiation and litigation. He concentrates his practice representing people who are injured through employment discrimination practices. Larry serves as the firm’s CEO and head of litigation.

Over the course of his twenty-five year career, Larry has taken on some of the largest and most powerful companies in the country, helping tens of thousands of people recover damages suffered as a result of illegal corporate conduct. Larry has a strong focus delivering services to physicians and mental health professionals, and has represented hundreds of medical professionals. He chose this field of practice to give a voice to victims of workplace misconduct and tirelessly pursues claims for his clients to recover full damages as a result of illegal conduct.

Larry has earned a reputation as a lawyer who assists clients in every way possible to best recover from the effects of illegal workplace conduct. He has represented numerous executives in severance negotiations and litigation. He was lead counsel in a case establishing the “just cause” standard for termination in Minnesota on behalf of a former Cargill Vice President, securing a judgment of more than $500,000 and establishing the legal principal that just cause is not present unless there is some form of misconduct.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

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Contact Info

Schaefer Halleen LLC

412 S 4th St Ste 1050
Minneapolis, MN, 55415-1431


MNAuthorized to practice198806/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerThompson Reuters-Findaw2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Guide to America's Leading Business LawyersChamber's & Partner's2013
Order of the CoifUniversity of Minnesota Law School1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentSchaefer Halleen, LLC2006 - Present
Associate and PartnerSprenger & Lang1993 - 2005
Associate General CounselLeonard, Street and Deinard1988 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)National and Minnesota Chapter Member1995 - Present
Harriet Tubman Battered Women's ShelterCounsel, Board of Directors1990 - 1993
Minnesota Justice FoundationBoard of Directors1989 - 1992
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Legal Aid SocietyMember1988 - 1993

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Radiology Clinical Director at Large Twin Cities HospitalHospital and Clinic agreed to not only stop the Peer Review process with no adverse action or report to NPDB, but agreed to substantial severance terms which allowed physician to resign and resume her successful career elsewhere.
Senior Internal Medicine physician at large Twin Cities HospitalThe state court action involved tort claims for interference with existing and potential business relationships, involving the improper “steering” of referrals to other physicians.

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Publication NameTitleDate
MD NewsEnsuring Due Process during Peer Review2015
MD NewsPeer Review and Discrimination: No Place for Employers to Hide Improper Bias2015
MD NewsUnder the Microscope: A Review of Physicians’ Employment Rights When Complaints Occur2015
MD NewsSchaefer Halleen LLC: Experienced Counsel for Complex Legal Issues2015
MD NewsLegal Considerations for Physicians2014
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteCutting Edge ADEA Issues in Litigation: How to Overcome Significant Obstacles and Prevail in Establishing Age Discrimination2014
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteContinuing Developments in Disability Litigation: The Impact of Mental Health Diagnosis on Accommodation and Related Issues2014
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteWhat’s Wrong With The Other Side: Examining Assumptions About Opposing Counsel2014
Eight Circuit NELA ConferenceRepresenting the Attorney-Client2014
ELI Employment Law SeminarWhen the Problem is a High Impact Player: Issue to Consider When the Plaintiff is a Current Executive or Holds a Unique Position2013
Presented for MSBA in connection with training for MSBA Employment Law Specialist CertificationCommon Law Employment Claims2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of ChicagoPolitical PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984