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I represent employees in trial and litigation of discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower, retaliation and all types of employment law claims, as well as advise and negotiate employment contracts and severance agreements for employees.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    6 years
  2. Discrimination: 15%
    6 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 15%
    6 years
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
    6 years
  5. Class Action: 10%
    6 years


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  • Andrew Marshall Irlbeck

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Contact info

Teske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel

222 South 9th Street
Suite 4050
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice201008/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Author of the Year AwardFBA Labor & Employment Section2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTeske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel2014 - Present
Of CounselSchaefer Halleen2013 - 2014
AttorneyHalunen & Associates2010 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionLiaison to Younger Lawyers Division2016 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)Vice President2016 - Present
FBA Younger Lawyers Division (YLD)Board Member2015 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionCo-Chair, Publications & Public Relations2015 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)Board Member2014 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember, Publications Committee2014 - Present
Federal Bar Association (FBA)Member2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)Member2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Human Rights CommitteeBoard2012 - 2014
National Employment Lawyers Association (8th Circuit chapter)Board Member2012 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2015
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2016
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shoots, et al. v. iQorMotion to Dismiss Denied in Full
Hall, et al. v. State of MinnesotaMotion to Dismiss Denied in Full (case ongoing)
Oliver v. MCTCSummary Judgment Denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
FBA Monthly Circuit UpdatesCo-Editor2016
FBA Labouring OarCo-Editor2016
The Labouring Oar"Is McDonnell Douglas too Burdensome: Circuits Question the Utility of the Decades Old Burden-Shifting Model,"2015
Federal Bar Association (FBA) Labor & Employment SectionRegular Contributor: Appellate Court Update (8th Circuit)2014
Bloomberg BNAContributor: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide2014
Hennepin LawyerThe Jury's Still Out: Assessing the Constitutionality of the MHRA's Ban on Jury Trials2013
3 INT’L J. CIV. SOC’Y L. 1Universal Governmentality: A Critical Take on “Universal” Human Rights and the Right to Education in Sri Lanka2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of Law-Dispute Resolution CenterN/ACertificate in Advocacy & Problem Solving2010
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Hamline UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
8th Circuit NELALGBT Issues: Taking Action, Getting Results2016
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)Roundtable Breakfast with the EEOC2015
FBA Labor & Employment Section Seminar“What’s New at the EEOC in the Wake of Recent Supreme Court Decisions”2015
Employment Law Series“The Intersection of Disability, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Laws”2015
FBA Labor & Employment Section SeminarFederal Law Clerks’ Tips for Dispositive Motions and Trying Employment Cases (Moderator)2014
8th Circuit ConferenceADAAA Claims: Employers Retreat and Reload2014
MSBA CLE"Becoming the Land of 10,000 Languages: Effectively Working with Interpreters and Navigating other Challenges when Representing Immigrants" (Moderator)2013
Employment Law InstitutePratfalls, Cat’s Paws and Fact Questions: Maximizing the Potential in Employee Retaliation Claims2013
Winning Civil Damages in Workers' Compensation ClaimsWinning Civil Damages in Workers' Compensation Claims2012
Radio BroadcastEmployment Law Survey & Protecting Employee Rights2012
MAJ Worker's Compensation SeminarCivil Causes of Action Related to the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act: §176.822012
Legal Journal Radio SeriesEmployment Law Survey & Protecting Employee Rights2012 Work Environments: Beyond Sexual Harassment2012
Committee MeetingThe Constitutional Right to a Jury Trial in MHRA Claims2012