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Peter Christian is an employment litigator providing high-quality legal representation to individuals in the workplace.  As an advocate who takes pride in representing a wide range of clients - from top level executives to blue collar employees - Peter has secured significant victories for his clients in all areas of employment related litigation, and against some of the biggest corporations in the world.  He is an aggressive and fearless litigator committed to protecting the basic rights of employees. 


Practice areas


  1. Employment / Labor: 50%
    4 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    4 years
  3. Civil Rights: 25%
    4 years



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  • Caitlin Mariah Grom

    Peter Christian is a forceful advocate who is committed to fighting injustices on behalf of his clients. He is a knowledgeable litigator and a conscientious advisor. Simply put, Peter Christian is a great lawyer.


    Caitlin Grom Government Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Darren Michael Sharp

    I greatly respect Peter's advocacy for his clients. He has an outstanding ability to analyze and persuasively frame complicated sets of facts and legal issues. His use of these skills has repeatedly led to exceptional results for his clients.


    Darren Sharp Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Schaefer Halleen, LLC

412 South Fourth Street, Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN, 55415


MNAuthorized to practice201107/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Robina Public Policy FellowshipRobina Foundation2011
Best OralistUniversity of Minnesota Law School2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySchaefer Halleen, LLC2012 - Present
Public Defender FellowRamsey County Public Defender's Office2011 - 2012
Extern to Judge Tamara GarciaMinnesota Fourth Judicial District Court2010 - 2011
Student Director, Special Education Law ClinicUniversity Of Minnesota Law School2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)N/A2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kenneth Conrad v. Northern States Power Company d/b/a Xcel Energy and Xcel Energy Services, Inc.,Motion to Dismiss Denied (case settled)
Director of Large Minnesota Corporation Subjected to AgeismSettlement: secured substantial six-figure severance package, including full retirement benefits, allowing client to comfortably transition into retirement.
Deaf Female Analyst Denied AccommodationsPre-litigation negotiation resulting in offer by employer to return to old position, which client ultimately turned down in favor of a substantial severance package which allowed her to transition to a more trustworthy employer.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Schaefer Halleen BlogEmployees with Disabilities: Rights & Guidelines to Know During the Application Process2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Marquette University Law SchoolPolitical Science & Communication StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Firm Understanding PanelDifferences Between Litigation & Transactional Work2014
Teach for America Closing Ceremony, Mississippi DeltaKeynote Speaker, Presentation Entitled, "Go Forth and Set Fire"2008