Halunen Law announces an outstanding group of attorneys selected to Minnesota 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

July 21st, 2020

Halunen Law is pleased to announce an impressive group of attorneys from the firm has been selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. The lists are a recognition by legal peers of the attorneys’ outstanding work representing employees, whistleblowers, and consumers locally and across the country. For founder and managing partner Clayton Halunen, this marks the 18th consecutive year he has been selected to the prestigious list.

“We are a fierce, dedicated, determined team,” said Clayton Halunen. “I am incredibly proud of our work and this recognition. Our continued pursuit of justice, depth of expertise, and proven results have made us a leading plaintiff’s law firm across the country. Having our work consistently recognized by our peers is tremendously gratifying. We look forward to continuing our fight for employees’ rights, whistleblowers, and those impacted by personal injury and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we represent.”

In addition to Clayton Halunen, the list of Halunen Law 2020 honorees includes:


Susan Coler:  Halunen Law is especially proud of Susan Coler, partner and chair of the False Claims Act (FCA)/Whistleblower Practice Group, who was selected to the Super Lawyers list and the list of 50 Top Women. This is Susan’s 16th consecutive year on the Super Lawyers list. She represents whistleblowers across the United States in FCA cases including procurement, defense, small business, health care, and pharmaceutical FCA cases. As a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Susan has brought successful retaliation claims in connection with FCA/qui tam cases and as stand-alone actions.

Christopher Moreland: A partner and chair of Halunen Law’s Employment and Appellate Practice Groups, this is Chris’ third consecutive year on the Super Lawyer list. Chris has decades of experience litigating cases on behalf of employees, persons who have experienced serious injuries, railroad workers, consumers, and other victims of corporate misconduct. His national practice includes substantial verdicts for his clients in state and federal courts across the country, as well as a significant appellate practice.

  • 2020 RISING STARS:

Ross Stadheim: Ross is a partner and employment attorney and was selected to the Rising Stars list for the seventh consecutive year. Ross has garnered more than $28 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients during his time at Halunen Law. Of the 148 cases he
has had in his eight years with the firm, all but five have resulted in recovery—a 96.5 % success rate.

Amanda Crain: Employment attorney Amanda was also selected as a Rising Star for a seventh consecutive year. After years of working in family law, Amanda came to Halunen Law with an astute understanding of client emotional trauma, conflict, and complex legal matters. Her skill and compassion serve employees facing wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, or other illegal workplace practices.

Emma Denny: Selected to the Rising Stars list for her fifth consecutive year, Emma is a tireless, tenacious employment attorney. She has successfully litigated cases in state and federal court and negotiated favorable resolutions for clients facing sexual harassment, whistleblower, discrimination, FMLA, ERISA, disability and religious accommodation, and a host of other disputes.

Charles Moore: A steadfast champion of consumer rights, class action attorney Charles has been selected to the Rising Stars list for the fourth consecutive year. In pursuit of ending deceptive corporate business practices and creating a fair and honest marketplace, his work involves investigations into consumer products, financial scams, and pharmaceuticals.

Blaine Balow: This is Blaine’s second year on the Rising Stars list. A member of Halunen’s Employment Law Practice Group, Blaine’s extensive trial experience and alternative dispute resolution (mediation) skills make him a powerful advocate for his clients. Whether the case involves retaliation, discrimination, whistleblowing, or sexual harassment, Blaine protects the dignity of his clients as he pursues justice on their behalf.

Colin Pasterski: Colin’s commitment to get the details right and provide thorough, professional representation are key factors in favorable case outcomes. His focus on fighting injustice and providing the highest level of legal service guide his work every day on behalf of courageous consumers, employees, and whistleblowers. This is his first year on the Rising Stars list.

ABOUT HALUNEN LAW: With offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Phoenix, Halunen Law offers experienced legal representation to employees, whistleblowers, and those who have been wrongfully injured. Halunen Law has achieved a reputation as a fearless, tenacious, and successful plaintiffs’ law firm, with a laser focus on achieving justice for its clients. For more information visit halunenlaw.com.

ABOUT SUPER LAWYERS: Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from around the country and more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The Super Lawyers list represents just 5% of Minnesota attorneys, and the Rising Stars list recognizes only 2.5% of attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.

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