John is a co-managing partner of Fabian May & Anderson, PLLP and has been practicing law for more than 40 years. He provides personalized and caring representation to his clients. His professionalism, strong work ethic and dedication to his clients have resulted in his repeated selection as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” "Top 40 Employment Law Lawyers" in Minnesota and one of the "Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers." John has also been repeatedly designated with an "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell, demonstrating preeminent legal ability and ethical standards.
John's commitment to employees' rights is marked by his expansive employment practice. He represents clients in all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination claims based on gender, disability, race, pregnancy, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. Additionally, John has litigated numerous claims involving the Family Medical Leave Act, Minnesota's whistleblower statute, Minnesota's parenting leave statute, wage and hour violations, trade secrets, contract disputes, fraud, and minority shareholder rights. He has successfully tried employment claims in jury trials for his clients to verdict. He has also aggressively negotiated severance packages for a multitude of clients and serves as a mediator.
Before joining FMA, John served as a Navy Judge Advocate, and as a lawyer in the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Defense where he provided legal advice to the Office of The Inspector General in support of investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse in the programs and operations of the Department. John's unique legal background has proven to be a tremendous asset to his legal practice. This background has enabled John to successfully litigate whistleblower claims brought under the False Claims Act against those who defraud the federal government, yielding multi-million-dollar recoveries.