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Shawn Justin Wanta

Class action Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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Shawn J. Wanta is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers and is recognized for his handling of complex legal matters. A founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, Shawn leads the firm’s the class and complex litigation practice group. He ardently represents individuals and groups in and out of court to enforce laws that protect individual rights.

Shawn has consistently been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in class actions/mass torts since 2012. He has been appointed to a number of executive committee memberships and as lead counsel in national class cases. Shawn is a past board member and former secretary of the Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest. Shawn is active in board and committee work for both consumer litigation and employment law sections and currently serves on the Governing Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association's Consumer Litigation Section.

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Licensed for 14 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/29/2022

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

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Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP
100 South Fifth Street
Suite 1200
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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Posted by Douglas | December 23, 2015
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Erickson vs. HHG
Shawn took over my case after Daniel Leland left the firm to open his own shop. Shawn had a settlement within four months of taking over my case. He was responsive to my questions and kept me informed of the process. All in all it was a good experience and I felt that he actually cared about the outcome of my case.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 10%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney, Class Action Team Lead
  • Halunen & Associates
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Noll et al. v. Flowers Foods, Inc. et al., No. 1:15-cv-00493-JAW (D. Me.)
  • Class Certification
  • Rehberg et al. v. Flowers Foods et al., No. 12-cv-00596 (W.D.N.C.)
  • Settlement
  • Rosinbaum et al. v. Flowers Foods, Inc. et al., No. 7:16-cv-0023-FL (E.D.N.C.)
  • Conditional class certification
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Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Consumer Litigation
  • Section Council Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • CLE Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest
  • Member and Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sedona Conference Working Group Series Member
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 2019
  • Rising Star Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2018
  • Rising Star Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2017
  • Rising Star Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2016
  • Rising Star Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2015
  • Rising Star- Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2014
  • Rising Star- Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2013
  • Rising Star- Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Mitchell Hamline Law Review
  • How Do Lawyers Get Paid by a Class of Plaintiffs When There is No Fee Shifting Statute?
  • 2018
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • Wage and Hour Battles on the Rise
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Portland Press Herald, Interview
  • Maine Bakery Drivers Lawsuit Will Become Class Action
  • 2019
  • MSBA Consumer Litigation Section
  • Consumer Law 101, Moderator
  • 2019
  • Eighth Circuit National Employment Lawyers Association Conference
  • Practical E-Discovery Strategies for the Plaintiff’s Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Minnesota CLE Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • E-Discovery for the Solo and Small Firm Attorney: The Basics of Doing More with Less
  • 2017
  • Al Jazeera, Interview
  • Wisconsin Company Offers Optional Microchips for Employees
  • 2017
  • The Charlotte Observer, Interview
  • Judge Adds Protections for N.C. Workers in Employee Lawsuit Against Bakery
  • 2016
  • Two part CLE series
  • Cost-Effective Discovery of Electronically Stored Data CLE series
  • 2015
  • NBC affiliate KARE 11, Interview
  • Consumer Arbitration Agreements
  • 2015
  • Maine Business Journal, Interview
  • Lepage Bakeries' Parent Company Challenges "Class Action" Ruling
  • 2015
  • Minnesota National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Developing trends in wage and hour cases in Minnesota
  • 2014
  • 8th Circuit NELA Annual Conference
  • Social Media Discovery
  • 2014
  • The Legal Journal Radio Show, Interview
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • 2012
  • CBS Minnesota WCCO Radio, Panel Discussion
  • Minnesota and Federal Consumer Protection Laws
  • 2012
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press, Interview
  • Minired BP Carwash Voucher Sets Off $5 Million Class-Action Suit
  • 2011
  • Minnesota Public Radio, Interview
  • Minnesota Lawsuit Alleges Deception in Groupon Business Model
  • 2011
  • Crain's Chicago Business, Interview
  • Class Action Lawyers Target Groupon Over Expiration of Daily Deals
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Consumer Card Regulations
  • 2011
  • Class Action, Consumer Rights, Interview
  • Gift Certificate Laws in Minnesota
  • 2011
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Class action Attorney | Oct 04
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"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is a well respected class action attorney that achieves great results for his clients."
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Minneapolis Class action Lawyer Shawn Justin Wanta
Shawn Justin Wanta
Class action Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 14 years