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Beth Edith Bertelson

Employment and labor Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Beth

Learn Beth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    75%
    Executive Packages Severance and Separation Agreements Workplace Discrimination Sexual Harassment Mediation Services Maintaining Productive Workplace

  2. Mediation
    25%
    We perform mediations for cases in the following areas: ADA Disability Contract Disputes Employment Sexual Harassment Wage & Hour/FMLA

Beth E. Bertelson is the founder of Bertelson Law Offices, P.A., located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Focusing her practice on labor and employment law, she represents employees in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota in litigation and pre-litigation negotiations in matters involving severance, employment and noncompete agreements, and related issues. Certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Ms. Bertelson also mediates employment disputes and has been designated as a "qualified neutral" under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts. She also assists clients in a variety of employment law issues, including auditing company policies and procedures for legal compliance, discrimination and harassment training, and job coaching.

A 1984 graduate of St. Olaf College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts, Ms. Bertelson then attended William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1987. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Bertelson has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo.

Ms. Bertelson stays abreast of current developments in her field through her active participation in the Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She has written several articles on employment matters and is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals. Active in her community, Ms. Bertelson has served on the boards of Youthworks and the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, and has provided pro bono services to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

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Bertelson Law Office
333 Washington Ave N
Suite #402
Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2024
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Excellent employment and labor attorney
Beth is an excellent attorney. She is brilliant and extremely knowledgeable in the areas in which she practices. Beth worked on my behalf to resolve a decades long issue and obtained a very satisfactory outcome. Beth is strategic, effective and compassionate. She understood my situation perfectly and did an amazing job.
Posted by Lisa | January 4, 2024
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Professional & Personable...
Professional and personable. Bertleson Law expeditiously helped me find resolution and my experience from start to finish was better than I could have expected. I highly recommend Beth and Andrea!
Posted by JR | November 5, 2021
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Excellent employment lawyer
Beth is a very experienced and knowledgeable employment lawyer who helped me navigate and resolve a civil rights issue with my former employer. In addition to being highly skilled, Beth is incredibly compassionate and easy to work with. She's an excellent communicator, and cares deeply about helping her client accomplish their goals in the process of pursuing justice.
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Posted by Jay | July 5, 2021
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Employment Law Experts
I don’t write many recommendations but have no hesitation about recommending Beth Bertelson and her firm. I retained Beth for a complex and difficult employment law matter. What impressed me about Beth was her expertise with all aspects of employment law matters, her responsiveness, customer service, and empathy. I can honestly say that Beth and her colleague, Andrea Ostapowich, provided to me support, guidance, and an excellent legal strategy which led to a resolution of my case in a positive way. She has strong negotiation skills and has a creative approach to finding a resolution with the thorniest employment law matters. She is very professional and I was super impressed by her patience and empathy. Her firm returns phone calls and responds to email in a timely way. Beth and Andrea went above and beyond, and if you have an employment law matter in Minnesota, I would suggest contacting her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2021
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Thank you for all your help and dedication getting to a resolution! I am very greatful to Beth and Andrea for their time.
Posted by Charles | September 10, 2020
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Client
We retained Beth for employment law litigation. She was responsive, professional, and patient as a teacher of someone wholly unfamiliar with the legal system. She is compassionate, organized, and very effective. Because of her legal skills, including deposing people, our litigation was successful in every way. Hire her and you will not be disappointed, you will be impressed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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Super Lawyer
I was nearly 60 and making the money and achieving the success I had spent years working for when a 30-something manager with absolutely no industry experience threw me out into the street. Two months salary. No severance, and no health care. Not in America, you say? Well, not when Beth and Andrea find out about it. There probably isn't any amount of money that would adequately compensate an injustice so outrageous and devastating. But Beth and Andrea went to work and returned a settlement large enough for me to overcome the situation and make the company think twice before ever trying it again. If your reading this and find yourself in a similar situation, you've found your representation.
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Posted by Tanya | May 8, 2020
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Thought Leaders in Employment Law
I retained Beth Bertelson with the support of Andrea Ostapowich three months ago, late February of 2020. I had a time sensitive matter that required immediate attention. Andrea was prompt in returning my initial inquiry (less than 24 hour turnaround). Her quick response was critical when searching for the "right" attorney. As a result, I not only retained Bertelson Law Office but I was able to schedule a face to face prior to the Pandemic shutting Minneapolis down. I had never retained legal counsel so I was extremely apprehensive and uneducated of the process. Thankfully Beth and Andrea walked me through it, with very much care and sensitivity. Beth is a compassionate attorney who takes the time to understand your situation. She will work with you to understand your objectives and provide you with realistic feedback after careful review of your claim. She is a Thought Leader in employment law and that became apparent very quickly. In addition, Beth's communication style was very easy and clear. I knew exactly when and what information Bertelson Law Office needed and when it was needed by. Her easy going but extremely professional disposition made my experience retaining legal counsel so much more meaningful. I am so so grateful for her taking my case and working with me the last three months. She and Andrea really made a very uneasy and stressful experience into one where I felt comfortable disclosing confidential information freely. Lastly, their overall approach to my case was precise. Their strategy was well thought through and when I asked for guidance they provided all viable options. I would most definitely recommend Beth and Andrea to anyone looking for a legal counsel.
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Posted by MBD | April 10, 2020
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Great lawyer for employment law!
Beth's experience is a huge asset in negotiations. She was incredibly helpful in pursuing a severance plan for me in a timely manner. Here advice was always spot on.
Posted by Vladimir | May 1, 2019
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Bertelson Law Office
I was very fortunate to obtain the services of Bertelson Law Office. Beth and Andrea are very knowledgeable, trustworthy and easy to reach. They always keep me informed of all developments and provided detailed explanation on every step. I am extremely satisfied with their service and highly recommend this team to people who are seeking an employment law expert.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2017
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She was great!
Beth knew exactly how to answer my question, and was very helpful. She was very professional, and she helped me out a lot. Thanks Beth!
Posted by Sarah | January 25, 2011
A Fortunate Find
It was relatively simple to find attorney's who would represent employers, but as an employee in a hostile work environment, finding representation was not as easy. After speaking to some attorneys that were referred to me, I went to the internet in search of those honored by their peers as "Super Lawyers" and contacted three who declared themselves to work for employees rights. All replied in due time, but it was Beth's office that, after an explanation of my situation, suggested we meet, if only for an initial consultation. Beth's schedule was accommodating enough that we could meet within 72 hours. From the initial consultation, she was the perfect balance of pragmatic, professional and supportive. Beth presented me with the strengths and weaknesses of my claim. She made no promises of outcomes, only to do her best, and help me do mine in those trying and stressful circumstances. Through-out the process, her communication was timely and responsive (something not to be taken for granted, based on my few previous experiences with attorneys). My questions were answered, my strategic input was welcome and I never questioned her advocacy for my cause. I'm not wealthy, and I found Beth's fees to be fair, her billing and explanations clear, and her time usage efficient. Without hesitation, I would recommend Beth and her team.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bertelson Law Offices, P.A.
  • 1991 - 2020

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1987
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Peterson v. Seagate US LLC, 534 F. Supp.2d 996 (Minn. Dst. Ct. 2008
  • — Peterson, et. al. v. Seagate US LLC, et. al., Civil No. 07-2502,
  • — Peterson, et. al. v. Seagate US LLC, et. al., Civil No. 07-2502,

Associations

  • ELA/UM
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Pro Se Project
  • Volunteer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • MSBA, Employment Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Vice President
  • 1994 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News
  • 2023
  • 2022: Silver Best Employment Lawyer
  • Star Tribune, Minnesota's Best
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • 2022
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News
  • 2022
  • The POWER 30
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2022
  • 2021: Silver Best Employment Lawyer
  • Star Tribune, Minnesota's Best
  • 2021
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News
  • 2021
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News
  • 2019
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • America's Top 100 Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Board Certified Specialist Labor Employment
  • MSBA
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • 2017
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114
  • Minnesota
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • 2016
  • Karla Wahl Advocacy Award
  • MN NELA
  • 2016
  • Best Attorney Lifetime Charter Member
  • Best Attorney
  • 2016
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News
  • 2016
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • North Star Lawyer Program
  • MSBA
  • 2015
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • 2015
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Board Certified Specialist Labor Employment
  • MSBA
  • 2011
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Attorney Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine
  • 2006
  • Superlawyer
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
  • 2004
  • Superlawyer
  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine
  • 2003
  • Superlawyer
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
  • 2002
  • Superlawyer
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
  • 2001
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Mediator
  • N/A
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Publications

  • WorkPlace News
  • Resign or be fired?/Unemployment and Severance
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • monthly meeting
  • ADA in Real Time II
  • 2017
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Cutting Edge ADEA Litigation Issues
  • 2016
  • Monthly meeting
  • ADA in Real Time I
  • 2016
  • 8th Circuit Conference
  • Avoiding, Defending, and Turning the Tables on Common Employer Counterclaims,
  • 2016
  • 8th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation in Chicago, IL.
  • Views from the Plaintiffs’ Bar: Adapting Your Strategies to New and Innovative Techniques and Tactics
  • 2016
  • monthly meeting
  • Pregnancy Discrimination: Life After Young v. UPS
  • 2015
  • Investigator Training
  • Pregnancy Leave and Accomodation
  • 2015
  • upper Midwest Employment Institute
  • Catching Up on Workplace Law Developments that are Breaking New Ground
  • 2014
  • Monthly meeting
  • discoverability of Plaintiff's medical records, social media, unemployment and tax records
  • 2014
  • Monthly meeting
  • Federal Pro Se Project
  • 2013
  • Investigator Training
  • Retaliation Update
  • 2013
  • National Employment Lawyers Association - 8th Circuit Conference
  • Employment law
  • 2012
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Challenging Releases-OWBPA complexities
  • 2012
  • Upper Midwest Employment Seminar
  • Cutting-Edge and Re-Emerging Disparate Impact Issues
  • 2011
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Beth for 25 years. She is the first attorney I call when I have a question related to employment law. She obtains great results for her clients. She is also my first recommendation for clients seeking an attorney for employment law help."
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Minneapolis Employment and labor Lawyer Beth Edith Bertelson
Beth Edith Bertelson
Employment and labor Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 36 years