Joel Abrahamson is an experienced litigator representing businesses in employment law and traditional labor law matters. He has been recognized for excellence by his clients and his peers in the employment and labor law bar. Joel’s track record of success with judges and arbitrators across the region gives him an edge in the courtroom and in arbitrations, and his commitment to understanding his clients’ businesses and their goals has allowed him to become a trusted business advisor to large and small businesses alike. Joel’s ability to efficiently handle litigation and strategically manage risk through thoughtful and responsive counseling helps him develop and maintain strong client partnerships. Joel realizes that the business objectives, risk tolerance and public relations issues are unique in each case, and he partners with his clients to pursue and achieve the right result in each situation. With his versatility in being able to counsel clients on the full range of employment and traditional labor law issues and aggressively litigate when necessary, Joel is a first-choice selection by businesses throughout the region. Joel has successfully defended clients in court and before government agencies across the Upper Midwest in employment lawsuits and charges based on alleged discrimination, retaliation, disability accommodation failure, breach of contract, defamation, promissory estoppel, and other statutory and common law claims. Joel has a record of success in prosecuting and defending claims involving non-competition agreements, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims. Additionally, with his extensive traditional labor law background, Joel assists his clients in all phases of matters governed by the National Labor Relations Act, including advice in union organizing drives, collective bargaining, arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings.