|MN||Authorized to practice||2011||02/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Robina Public Policy Fellowship||Robina Foundation||2011|
|Best Oralist||University of Minnesota Law School||2009|
|Attorney||Schaefer Halleen, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Public Defender Fellow||Ramsey County Public Defender's Office||2011 - 2012|
|Extern to Judge Tamara Garcia||Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court||2010 - 2011|
|Student Director, Special Education Law Clinic||University Of Minnesota Law School||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Surgeon at County Hospital Who Blew Whistle on Employer's Illegal Conduct||One of the largest public settlements in Minnesota in recent years for an individual employee: $2.385 million resolution|
|Kenneth Conrad v. Northern States Power Company d/b/a Xcel Energy and Xcel Energy Services, Inc.,||Motion to Dismiss Denied (case settled)|
|Deaf Female Analyst Denied Accommodations||Pre-litigation negotiation resulting in offer by employer to return to old position, which client ultimately turned down in favor of a substantial severance package which allowed her to transition to a more trustworthy employer.|
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|Schaefer Halleen Blog||Employees with Disabilities: Rights & Guidelines to Know During the Application Process||2014|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Marquette University||Political Science & Communication Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Small Firm Understanding Panel||Differences Between Litigation & Transactional Work||2014|
|Teach for America Closing Ceremony, Mississippi Delta||Keynote Speaker, Presentation Entitled, "Go Forth and Set Fire"||2008|
Posted by Lane
Peter was recommended to me by a friend of mine who went to law school with him because "he is the best that there is." She was 100% correct! I had been unjustly terminated from a job and Peter was very warm, compassionate and supportive about my situation. But even more than that he was realistic about my options and gave me expert legal advise on how to move forward. Peter was sensitive to the realities of my financial situation and gave me great options to reduce my expenses in working with him while still getting excellent legal counsel. Peter creatively partnered with me to get my needs met and was compassionate and caring about my situation. There was a very tight deadline in my case and I know based on his emails that he was working on my case nights and weekends to get the work accomplished on time.
I know that because of Peter's skills and legal counsel I was able to prevail in the investigation and professionally clear my name. Because of Peter's successful efforts to clear my professional reputation I was able to find a higher paying job that is a better professional fit within two months. In addition, his work allowed me to successfully win my unemployment claim, awarding me a lump sum of several thousand dollars. I cannot thank Peter enough for his support and for him saving my career. I would refer anyone to him for legal counsel and would strongly encourage anyone with workplace concerns to reach out to him for an expert consultation.
Posted by Robert
Peter was a strong advocate who achieved highly successful results for me. He rapidly analyzed the complex issues of my case and strategized a results-oriented game plan. He was fearless and assertive, never intimidated by my iconically aggressive Fortune 10 employer. While confidently pursuing his case strategy, he set clear expectations about the risks and probable outcomes. He was especially adept at preparing me for critical interactions with my employer and its agents. He counseled me throughout the actual evaluations, which enabled me to navigate the ordeal with a semblance of calm and assurance. He was unexpectedly empathic. He knew how to listen and when to be supportive. Unlike previous legal representation, I was convinced that he was truly invested in the outcome of my case. He managed my case like the result mattered to him. In my experience as a manager at a Fortune 10 company, I have known more than a few in-house and outside legal counselors. Even so, Peter Christian was one of the most impressive attorneys that I ever worked with. I recommend him in the strongest possible terms.
Posted by anonymous
Peter not only delivered results, but ensured that the relationship with my former employer remained in friendly terms. Most importantly, Peter provided me with options, carefully walking me through the viability and expected probability of success of each one, as opposed to offering a boilerplate approach. I would recommend Peter on the merits of his experience alone, however, in my case, he went beyond that, and delivered quality, securing a fair resolution to my case, while ensuring that no bridges were burned.
Darren Sharp, Employment and labor Attorney
I greatly respect Peter's advocacy for his clients. He has an outstanding ability to analyze and persuasively frame complicated sets of facts and legal issues. His use of these skills has repeatedly led to exceptional results for his clients.
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