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Peter Gregory Christian

Peter Gregory Christian

Practice areas:

Employment / Labor, Civil Rights, Litigation

About Me

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

Licensed since 2011

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



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • 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 practice201106/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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 UniversityPolitical 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