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As head of Halunen Law’s Employment and Appellate Practice Groups, Chris Moreland is not afraid of any corporate “Goliath.”
With over 20 years of experience advocating on behalf of injured railroad workers and other victims of corporate misconduct, he adds significant bench strength to Halunen Law’s employment team. His national practice includes substantial verdicts for his clients in state and federal courts across the country, as well as a significant appellate practice, including arguments in the Supreme Courts of Minnesota, Nebraska, and Montana.

Chris is empathetic to the needs of clients who face the frightening prospect of confronting a corporate adversary with seemingly unlimited resources. Reminded daily of his clients’ courage, Chris is ready for any challenge. He is proud to bring his expertise and tenacity to bear for those he represents.

An active member of the Minneapolis legal community, Chris serves on the Board of Governors for the Minnesota Association for Justice, a group of trial lawyers organized to promote the administration of justice for public good. He speaks frequently at continuing legal education seminars and has written articles on legal process, rights and resolutions.

A cum laude graduate of Hamline University School of Law, Chris was selected several times to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list, representing the top 2.5% of Minnesota Lawyers either 40 years old or younger and he has been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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“It takes real courage for an individual to stand against corporate wrongdoing, and I feel very fortunate to be in a position to help those willing to take that stand.”
  • Employment Law – Employee
  • Labor and Employment
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment & Assault
  • Civil Rights
  • Litigation
  • Whistleblower
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Appeals
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN

  • Juris Doctor – Cum Laude
  • Member: Silver Gavel Honor Society

University of North Dakota

  • B.A. – English – Summa Cum Laude
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer 2018-2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Board of Governors for the Minnesota Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Carlson v. BNSF RY. Co., No. A-18-0966, 2019 WL 2168767 (Minn. Ct. App. May 20, 2019)
  • Brown v. MSP Services, LLC, No. A18-0892, 2019 WL 1757929 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 22, 2019)
  • Parm v. Bluestem Brands, Inc., 898 F.3d 869 (8th Cir. 2018)
  • Gunderson v. BNSF Ry. Co., 850 F.3d 962 (8th Cir. 2017)
  • Tyrrell v. BNSF Ry. Co., 373 P.3d 1 (Mont. 2016)
  • Boyd v. BNSF Ry. Co., 874 N.W.2d (Minn. 2016)
  • Nichols v. Soo Line R. Co., No. A-15-1100, 2016 WL 687479 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 22, 2016)
  • Kennedy v. Soo Line. R. Co., No. A13-2311, 2015 WL 404381 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2015)
  • Boyd v. BNSF Ry. Co., 858 N.W.2d 797 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Nygaard v. BNSF Ry. Co., No. A12-1566, 2013 WL 2460198 (Minn. Ct. App. June 10, 2013)
  • Gallagher v. BNSF Ry. Co., 829 N.W.2d 85 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013)
  • Holsapple v. Union Pac. R. Co., 776 N.W.2d 11 (Neb. 2009)
  • Haeg v. Geiger, No. A09-199, 2009 WL 4040637 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 24, 2009)
  • Koss v. Iowa Chicago & Eastern R., 760 N.W.2d 208 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008)
  • Collins v. Iowa Chicago & Eastern R., 746 N.W.2d 279 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008)
  • Haeg v. Geiger, No. A06-1840, 2007 WL 2472545 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 13, 2007)
  • Granville v. Minneapolis Public School Dist., 716 N.W.2d 387 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Granville v. Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School Dist. No. 1, 668 N.W.2d 227 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Kissoondath v. United States Fire Ins. Co., No. C5-02-472, 2002 WL 31749100 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 10, 2002)

Contact Us For Help

Our firm's Minnesota employee rights lawyers are available to advise you about your legal rights and your options for moving forward. Contact us at 612-605-4098 or toll free at 866-523-8533 for assistance.