Nicholas G. B. May

Contact Nick today:
(612) 353-3344

Nick May has 15 years of experience representing employees in their claims of workplace discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, failure to pay wages and commissions, and whistleblower violations. He also regularly represents employees in shareholder and partnership disputes, contract claims, claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and defamation.

Nick has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” in Minnesota, has been named as a “Who’s Who in Employment Law” and has been selected for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in America.” Nick has also been designated with an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, demonstrating preeminent legal ability and ethical standards.

Nick has successfully tried lawsuits in state and federal court and has negotiated major settlements for numerous clients. He also has successfully handled appeals in the state and federal courts.

In addition to his success in representing his own clients, Nick serves as a neutral mediator for other parties and attorneys to help bring resolution to their disputes. He is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114.

J.D. 1998, William Mitchell College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
B.A. 1994, University of Iowa

Minnesota Supreme Court
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Minnesota
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, North Dakota

Named as one of the “Top 100 Super Lawyers”
Named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers
Named a “Who’s Who in Employment Law” by Super Lawyers
Rated A.V. by Martindale Hubbell
Included in the “Best Lawyers in America”
National Employment Lawyers’ Association (past president and board member of Minnesota chapter)
Federal Bar Association
Minnesota Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Dakota County Bar Association


Publications/Speaking Engagements

Gender Issues in the Legal Workplace; 2012.
The Basics of USERRA; 2012.
The Latest Word in Hiring Discrimination Cases; Public Sector Labor and Employment Law, 2012.
Co-Author – “Enforcement,” The FMLA Handbook, 2012.
Enforcement of the FMLA; Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, 2012.
The Expanding Scope of Retaliation Claims; Agency Investigator Training, 2011.
Hot Topics in Employment Law, Dakota County Bar Ass’n; 2008.
A.D.A. or R.I.P? – Breathing Life Into An ADA Claim; National Employment Lawyers Association, Eighth Circuit Conference 2006.
What Caps? Mixing and Matching Damages to Maximize Recovery in Employment Discrimination Cases; Employment Law Institute, 2004.
What Really Counts: Practical Tips For Wage And Commission Claims Under Chapter 181; 2004.
Internal Investigations Involving Executives and Other Senior Management: Problems and Pitfalls; 2003.
Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make in Discipline and Termination Decisions; 2002.
Preemption of Common Law Negligence Claims by the Minnesota Human Rights Act; 2001.

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