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Clayton Dean Halunen

Employment and labor Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Discipline: Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details

About Clayton

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Halunen has successfully tried to verdict discrimination, harassment and whistleblower cases. He has obtained millions of dollars for his clients in awards and settlements, including a recent million-dollar whistleblower case on behalf of a terminated administrator against a local for-profit college, one of the largest verdicts in Minnesota history in a single plaintiff age and workers’ compensation retaliation case, and many six and seven-figure settlements. His representation of Vikings punter, Chris Kluwe, during the team’s investigation of Kluwe’s allegations of homophobic comments by a Vikings coach, was instrumental in achieving a historic settlement advancing GLBT rights in professional sports. Halunen represented one of the relators in a $1.5 billion settlement against Abbott Labs for off-label sales in violation of the False Claims Act. On a national level, Clayton has gained recognition for his work in the areas of defective products, food, drug, and supplement mislabeling, and consumer fraud class action litigation. He has served in leadership positions in a number of prominent nationwide class actions.

Location

Halunen Law
80 S 8th St Ste 1650
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-2134

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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I can't think of anyone else I would want to represent me. Clayton was an exceptional advocate and fought every step of the way to get me a substantial settlement. I will forever be grateful.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2013
You need this attorney to fight for you!!!
Clayton and his firm are dedicated to standing up for the "little guy"!! Seeing his relentless drive and passion for truth during a trial was an amazing experience. His track record really impressed me, no wonder he is so busy! Going through a trial is a difficult process as a client, but each day, seeing him work for truth, gave me so much confidence in him and his staff of associate attorneys and valuable paralegals! My trial had a win outcome and I recommend him to anyone who wants compassion, integrity, drive, and results!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2013
Client
Clayton was amazing. He, by all accounts, is the best attorney I have ever met. He worked relentlessly to pursue my claim against my former employer and won a huge verdict. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a real fighter.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2013
Bad experience with Clayton Halunen
I was a client of Clayton Halunen and I don't recommend him to anyone who is in need of attorney. He is negligent and not knowledgeable. I regret very much my decision to hire Clayton Halunen to represent me in my case. As his former client I would like to advice everybody who is looking for a good attorney to stay away from Clayton Halunen if you want to win your case.
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AVVO RATING 5.2 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Suspension issued in MN, 2023
updated on 10/12/2023

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Board Member
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Clayton is a prominent employment law attorney that achieves great results for his clients. I often refer cases to Clayton and his law firm, because I trust his client-focused approach, deep understanding of the law, and his negotiation/litigation skills. In addition to being a great attorney, Clayton is also actively engaged in the community and his philanthropic ventures."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Clayton on several matters as well as his associates. Top notch attorney and would highly recommend him for cases involving employment, labor, etc. anywhere in the country. If you have an employment case do not hesitate to use this firm."
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Minneapolis Employment and labor Lawyer Clayton Dean Halunen
Clayton Dean Halunen
Employment and labor Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details