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Blaine Lm Balow

Employment and labor Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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also known as Blaine L.M. Balow


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About Blaine

Learn Blaine’s areas of practice.

I practice exclusively in Plaintiff's Employment Litigation. Whether the case involves retaliation, discrimination, whistleblowing or sexual harassment, I have extensive litigation experience and alternative dispute resolution (mediation) skills, which makes me a strong advocate for my clients.

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Licensed for 8 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/29/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Halunen Law
IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street
Suite 1650
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

Reviews

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Posted by Mary | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch competent professional!
We sought out Mr. Balow specifically for our case. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and always professional. We were very satisfied with not only his services, but with the outcome of our case. Definitely felt he was in our corner and working for our best interest. Would highly recommend him to others. He was the positive in our legal process!
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Posted by Jamie | March 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Blaine did an exceptional job for our organization. His quick ability to give us the answers, guidance and response we needed was extremely helpful in ensuring we were proceeding in the right direction and prepared for what came next. I would recommend Mr. Balow to anyone looking for an attorney; you will be confident knowing you are being heard, and represented by the best.
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Posted by Lisa | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazingly caring and talented
Nothing is more scary than the family court system. Blaine is attentive to emotions and gains confidence by his amazing intellect and knowledge of the law. He very swiftly lead me through the court system to a complete “win”. Blaine catches EVERYTHING including contradictory statements by opposing party.Me and my children are thankful for him!!
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Posted by Anne | December 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad we found Blaine Balow
Our first encounter with Blaine was for an emergency situation late on a Friday afternoon, and he expedited the client on-boarding process to assist us then and there. He was incredibly patient and able to wade through all the messy details to get to the real issues and solutions for our parenting time modification case. He "begins with the end in mind," and every step he takes is calculated to be of benefit down the road. He cares about his clients and sees them as individuals. He worked with us to keep costs down by allowing us to gather and organize information when possible. He also assisted us with a matter unrelated to the original reason for hiring him. Blaine is very timely in responsiveness, and his paralegal Amanda is awesome to work with as well. Blaine comes across as young and sweet, but don't let that fool you! He knows his stuff, is eloquent verbally and in writing, and gets the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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Blaine explained everything about my case very clearly. He made sure that I understand everything . English is not my first language so it was really nice that he used basic English and made some drawings as an explanation which I think was really clever.
Posted by Cassandra Daavettila | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blaine LM Balow is highly recommended
Blaine LM Balow is a strong knowledgeable attorney who has represented me several times successfully. Many times I have gotten more than I wanted with him because he took assertiveness when it was needed. He is also compassionate and caring. He takes into consideration what my family needs and assures that we are taken care of legally. I highly recommend Blaine for all your legal matters.
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Posted by Jill Kallas | December 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent family lawyer
I hired Mr. Balow to represent me for my divorce on a recommendation and I am so glad I did. Blaine is great, especially for those of us who are law-naive. He was very open and honest and was always ready to provide suggestions, but never to force them. Blaine was always very professional but also understood that I was going through a difficult time. I would certainly recommend Blaine to family and friends and anyone who is in need of a family lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 40%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Halunen Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Heimerl & Lammers, LLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Remington & Associates, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2015
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In re the Matter of the Application of: John Doe, Petitioner/Applicant, for a change of birthdate to April 10, 1976
  • In re the Marriage of: Lori Austin Sager, Appellant vs. Réne Gerold Sager, Respondent, A14-2071, May 6, 2015

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyer Association (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee
  • Volunteer Investigator
  • 2018 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Young Attorneys in Minnesota
  • The American Registry
  • 2019
  • Excellence Award
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Negotiation
  • CALI-Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Minnesota CLE
  • Employment Law for the Workers' Compensation Practitioner
  • 2018
  • Family Lawyer Magazine
  • Gaining Traction
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)
  • E-Discovery for the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Minnesota Workers' Compensation Deskbook Seminar
  • Employment Law in Workers' Compensation Cases
  • 2018
  • Minnesota Paralegal Association Annual Convention
  • Ethics
  • 2017
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Appeals, Name Change Applications, and Domestic Violence in Divorce and Custody Proceedings
  • 2016
  • Hamline University
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
Endorse Blaine
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blaine is an excellent attorney. He is supportive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Blaine for anyone needing an employment attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I know Blaine as a colleague in family law practice. I first met him three years ago during a mediation for a same-sex domestic partnership dissolution. Blaine was professional and creative in discussing the unique legal issues presented. Since that first meeting, each interaction with Blaine has been client focused and results oriented. Blaine is diligent, knowledgeable, and an zealous advocate for his clients. I am no longer in private practice and Blaine is a trusted referral."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Blaine is a formidable attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. I would highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blaine is a family lawyer I think of whenever one of my clients needs a referral. He's well-respected and ambitious, and a great guy on top of it all."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Blaine is a dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. He not only listens and cares about his client's goals, but he achieves the best possible outcome for his clients. I strongly recommend Blaine to any family law client!"
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Blaine is compassionate towards his clients and is a zealous advocate for them!"
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Balow is an extremely talented legal mind who is known throughout the legal community to be exceptionally caring and devoted to his clients. I highly recommend attorney Balow."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Blaine is an exceptional legal writer. He has exemplary attention to detail and is a strong courtroom advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Balow as opposing counsel on two separate divorce matters. Mr. Balow is knowledgeable, extremely detailed, and fights hard for his client's interests. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Blaine is an outstanding attorney. He has exacting attention to detail, high level people skills and excellent knowledge of the law. We are lucky to have him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Balow has impressive skills as a litigator as well as an impressive knowledge of the law. He is a proactive and eager attorney always ready to strongly advocate for his clients. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their attorney."
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Minneapolis Employment and labor Lawyer Blaine Lm Balow
Blaine Lm Balow
Employment and labor Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 8 years