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Joseph James LeBlanc

Employment and labor Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

3.6   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
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About Joseph

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Joseph J. LeBlanc is a Minneapolis labor and employment law attorney, licensed to practice in both state and federal court, who provides personalized, attentive service to employers and employees throughout Minnesota.

In addition to being a Rule 114 qualified civil mediator and a Rule 114 qualified family mediator, Joseph is a mediator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has also mediated for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Joseph is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law, where he earned certificates in Business Law, Advocacy and Problem Solving, and Global Arbitration Law and Practice. He served as the student director of Hamline’s Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic, and was a recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award for his work with the clinic. He was also a national finalist in the ABA Mediation Representation Competition.

In addition to his J.D., Joseph has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Human Resource Management. Before returning to school to study law, he worked as human resources executive for a national corporation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

Joseph James LeBlanc
222 South Ninth Street, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

Reviews

3.6 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Traci | June 24, 2015
Savvy, Reliable, and Honest
Joe LeBlanc has been, and continues to be, a great asset to my workplace. All of our cases are labor related, and Joe has proved time and time again how knowledgeable he is in this area. He is great at communicating with his clients and you will never feel like you are 'out of the loop' or 'uninformed'. Highly recommended!
Posted by Allexus M | December 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Joe Leblanc is a great hard working lawyer , He took my case after I was denied about 10 times from other lawyers because they did not believe in me or my case and he did . He is very consistent and very genuine with you the case and your resolution . I would recommend him 100 times to anyone that actually has a case .
Posted by Tom | March 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate for Unemployment appeal
I was unexpectedly terminated from a job after just two months’ of employment. More surprising still was that my unemployment benefits were denied for reasons I couldn’t begin to fathom. I decided to hire an attorney to help with the appeal. I spoke to several and decided on Joe LeBlanc. I’m glad I did. Throughout the process, Joe kept me in the loop on documents submitted/requested and what I could expect from the process. As we built our defense, I sensed Joe was giving me the “true” story of what I could ultimately expect (a victory) as opposed to what a lawyer is expected to tell his client. What’s more, he was extremely responsive throughout, actually answering his phone and responding quickly to texts and emails. Joe conducted a prep session with me an hour before the appeal and provided great coaching and feedback. During the appeal, he adapted his strategy to the judge’s line of questioning and we ended up presenting a convincing case. The decision came down in less than 24 hours, in our favor. Joe said it was one of the quickest decisions he’d seen in years. All that remains now is a direct deposit of my unemployment back pay. I can’t speak highly enough about Joe. He charged a flat rate, no surprises, and provided professional, friendly and legally-sound assistance during one of the most challenging experiences of my professional life. With his help I was able to close the book on this ugly chapter and move forward.
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Posted by Pam | July 25, 2015
Joe is a winner
Joe represented me in my wrongful termination arbitration. Joe was knowledgeable, responsive and very respectful to me. He was always calm when I was dealing with a very emotional situation, being a great listener and then giving good advise and perspective to the arbitration procedure. Joe would explain things thoroughly and willing to answer all questions. Joe is very knowledgeable and well-known in the mediation/arbitration arena. Joe represented me well and because of it, I was awarded a positive outcome from my arbitration. I will call Joe first for any legal representation I may need in the future.
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Posted by Lance Lindeman | July 17, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Joe is an excellent attorney and very concerned about the outcomes for his clients.
Posted by Lindsay | July 16, 2015
Wouldn't recommend any other lawyer
Joe is everything a client would expect from a lawyer, and then some. In each of our interactions, he made me feel as though I were his only client. He is incredibly knowledgable, helpful, and above all, very prompt. In each of our interactions, he made me feel as though I were his only client. I have recommended Joe to several friends and family needing legal services. I would not hesitate to call Joe in the future if I ever need a lawyer again.
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Posted by Rob | March 19, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Joe is an excellent attorney with an abundance of knowledge in both employment and labor law. He has the knowledge to successfully navigate his client's claims in mediation, arbitration and traditional legal paths. Joe is a trustworthy and zealous advocate for his clients.
Posted by pat | October 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response
Called me back within an hour. Gave me information to help me make some important decisions. Knowledgeable and friendly.
Posted by I. A. | May 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unresponsive
Deeply disappointed. My response is strictly based on my experience which does not predict how your case will be handled but could be a deciding factor for you. Unresponsive. I have called and left messages and emails and voicemails weekly for a months, it’s been almost a year haven’t heard back from my representation since October of 2021 but , I requested representation back in March 2021. My last message/conversation I received , I was advised paperwork would be filled in order to proceed further. The administrative assistant are always pleasant but, no response is ever return. My calls go straight to voicemail now no one picks, up. At, this point I’m not sure about my case and there’s no one who seems to have interest in seeing that, I can have this proceed further as I was promised in March 2021. Having promises of documents being filled would help my family but tremendously but after a year no response I’m not sure if my claim matters or even if anything ever happened to begin with. I’ll send an update so that you can make an informed decision especially if you have a family who depends on your support.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Avoid Joe LeBlanc
Avoid Joe LeBlanc. He was not friendly and was difficult to deal with. He tries to get money in exchange for doing very little for his clients. A layman can do better than Joe.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Poor attorney
A few people consulted this man, and he did not have the knowledge or skills that were needed in an attorney. You deserve better.
Posted by Brad | October 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Deserve a Better Lawyer!
I probably wouldn't have appealed my unemployment case, but Joe told me there was a good chance I could win. He stated he needed to hurry because the court date was a week away (my fault - I take responsibility) but his outlook was still good and that he needed a flat fee of $1500 then and there. He put in 2 hours of work for this case in total (over 4 months). Each time we spoke after the case he criticized my answers which he "prepped" me on a week before in a hurry and didn't explain well. Joe appears to be too busy with other clients and was not friendly or empowering. I should have looked into comparing other lawyers instead of getting excited by his optimistic outlook on my case. The judge did not even think about considering what he tried to get the judge to focus on (COVID-19 justifying my unemployment). I felt like an experimental case for him to see if COVID-19 could make it happen. He did not take responsibility that he could have done a better job and got defensive when I mentioned things on his end that could have improved. He is a poor listener and rushes you along. He needed reminders that my case was onto the next step. I paid $1500 for a lawyer who ended up criticizing me more than helping. It adds a bit of insult to injury when he gets the money regardless of how little he invests. You could likely do better by looking things up on the internet or Youtube than using Joe. He refused to refund anything 1 day after telling me he has refunded money before and would consider refunding $750 for me. I am an educated RN who will graduate as a nurse practitioner in Spring 2021. I would never treat any of my patients as poorly as Joe. You deserve someone better than Joe!!!
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Response from Joseph LeBlanc October 23, 2020
Brad, we take reviews such as this seriously. The facts in our records are very different than those being represented here. If you would like to discuss your case further, please reach out directly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Counsel
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney / Mediator
  • LeBlanc Law and Mediation
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • U.S. DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mediator
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2011 - Present
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Certificate
  • 2012
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Certificate
  • 2012
  • Hamline School of Law
  • Qualification
  • 2012
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Certificate
  • 2010
  • Hamline School of Law
  • Qualification
  • 2010
  • Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • 2009
  • Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University
  • Master of Business Administration in Management
  • 2007
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • ADR Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • ADR Council
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • ADR Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Outstanding Clinical Student Award
  • Clinical Legal Education Association
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Minnesota school of Law
  • Employment Law Mediation
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Employment Law Mediation
  • 2015
  • Hamline School of Law
  • Employment Law lecture
  • 2015
  • Hamline School of Law
  • Employment Law Lecture
  • 2014
  • University of Minnesota School of Law
  • Employment Law Mediation
  • 2014
  • Hamline School of Law
  • Mediation Simulation
  • 2013
  • Hamline School of Law
  • Employment Law Lecture
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Joseph
Mediation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is well-known in the mediation community. He is experienced and has a great skill to help lead parties in the right direction. I recommend his services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an exceptional mediator, attorney, and advocate for his clients. He is a skilled negotiator at resolving even the most difficult employment disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner. With a background in human resources, Joe leverages his experience and talents to create viable solutions where others only see problems. I would highly recommend Joe to any person with an employment dispute, and even refer my own clients to him. You are in good hands with Joe."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for more than five years, and during this time, Joe has consistently demonstrated a strong knowledge of labor and employment law. Joe is a dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any labor and employment law matter."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Joe LeBlanc since law school, and I can personally attest to his superior knowledge of employment and labor law. From the first day I met Joe it was clear he possessed a keen intellect and a first-class work ethic, but what really separated him from his peers was his extremely welcoming demeanor and his innate ability to be reasonable. I would not hesitate to refer potential clients to Joe—I know he will treat them right."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a good advocate and a savvy employment law attorney, and I strongly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Joe LeBlanc in the area of employment law. I have worked with him in the past and continue to exchange referrals with him. He has always provided excellent representation and effective service to his clients, as he brings a knowledgeable and practical approach to his cases. His is a very strong advocate, and can handle all areas of employment and labor law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe has proven time and time again that he is competent in both his skill level and his expertise with any project he works on. I have worked on numerous projects with Joe and he is diligent, detailed, and informative. He represents everything you want in an attorney. Joe takes special care to make sure he meets any timelines, informs you of any changes in circumstances, and overall keeps you up to date on your whole case. It has been an honor to work on projects with Joe and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, skillful, and dedicate attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a great person to work with! He is very knowledgeable about all things employment related and will work hard for you or your client. His background in human resources shows in his skills as a lawyer. If you are looking for the traditional stuffy lawyer, Joe isn’t for you. Joe will work to find amicable solutions when possible but isn’t scared of a tough fight when needed. He is approachable, smart and quick-witted. Everyone I know that has worked with Joe has been 100% satisfied in the job he has done."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a very knowledgeable and intelligent lawyer and is an effective advocate for his clients. I wouldn't hesitate to call Joe for any employment/labor law matter."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a compassionate attorney who cares for all of his client's needs. He is extremely skilled in matters involving employment and labor law in both alternative dispute and traditional legal resolutions."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent mediator and negotiator with a sharp understanding of employment and labor law. He possesses a wealth of interpersonal skills that enable him to be a tireless advocate for his clients' interests while simultaneously being able to build bridges with opposing parties in reach just and reasonable dispute resolutions."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is invested in each of his clients, and works hard to make sure that they feel comfortable with every decision made in their case. He is accessible to clients, and really gets to know them so that he can give them the best advice possible for their situation."
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Minneapolis Employment and labor Lawyer Joseph James LeBlanc
Joseph James LeBlanc
Employment and labor Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 11 years
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