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Chris D. Jozwiak is a skilled litigator who has won striking victories on behalf of his clients in a diverse range of employment issues. He is a founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and has been recognized as Rising Star since 2011 and a Super Lawyer since 2014 for his work in employment law. Chris works tirelessly for his clients in cases involving whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, reprisal, discrimination and wrongful termination. He also reprents employees and consumers in national class actions.

Chris is a certified employment law specialist and previous chair of the Labor & Employment Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
  2. Consumer Protection: 20%
  3. Class Action: 20%

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Contact info

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP

100 South Fifth Street
Suite 1200
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers®2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers®2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers®2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers®2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers®2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers®2011
Board Certified Specialist - Labor and Employment LawMinnesota State Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBaillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP2011 - Present
Managing AttorneyHalunen and Associates2006 - 2011
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court, Minnesota2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper MidwestMemberN/A
Minnesota Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law SectionGoverning Council MemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law SectionSpecialist Board MemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota ChapterMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association, Minnesota ChapterMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gilbert v. MetLife, No. 09-1990, 2011 WL 1843441 (D. Minn. 2011)N/A
Hayes v. Dapper, No. A07-1878, 2008 WL 4301018, (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)N/A
United States v. Law School Admission Council, Compl. U.S. Dep’t of Justice Compl. No. 202-39-97 (Sept. 27, 2011)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Complete Lawyer Minnesota CLEThe Complete Employment Lawyer's Quick Answer Book: Employment Conditions2016
University of Minnesota Journal of Law & InequalityLofton v. Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services: Florida’s Gay Adoption Ban Under Irrational Equal Protection Analysis2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Macalester CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteTop 10 Employment Claims Plaintiffs Lawyers Overlook2016
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteMeals, Breaks, Technology and More - The New World of Off-the-Clock Wage and Hour Issues2016
Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper MidwestSection 181 and Similar Plaintiff's Claims2016
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteCutting-Edge ADA Accommodation and Retaliation Developments2015
Minnesota Theater AllianceWorkshop Series Employment Law Essentials for the Performing Arts Community2015
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & EmploymentEmployment Law Issues for the Poverty Law Attorney: Discrimination and Harassment2015
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & EmploymentDo Nassar and Vance Change Title VII and MHRA Investigations?2014
University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesBeyond Marriage: Current Legal Issues2012
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & EmploymentAppearance Discrimination: A New Frontier of Employment Litigation?2012
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer & Technology, Ethics, Solo and Small Firm SectionsWhat You Must Know about E-Discovery to Prove Your Case and Avoid Big Mistakes2012
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteThe Basics of Harassment Law - Federal and State2011
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & EmploymentCaregiver Discrimination Under the MHRA and Title VII2011
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)Family Responsibilities Discrimination: New Resources and Another Lens for Analyzing and Winning Gender and Caregiver Discrimination Cases2009