Pursuing Justice And Resolution For Our Clients With Workplace Disputes

Adam Gillette

Adam Gillette

  • Attorney



An empathetic listener and dogged advocate, Adam Gillette handles a variety of employment issues including employment discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, FINRA arbitration agreements, and breach of contract. Mr. Gillette has tried to verdict, as first or second chair, sexual harassment claims, age discrimination claims, contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, tortious interference, and failure to pay wages claims. Thanks to his success as a litigator, Adam has been named to either the "Rising Stars" or "Super Lawyers" lists 10 times.

Prior to attending law school, Adam was the Chief Steward for Local 205 of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union where he handled a variety of union grievance issues and was a member of Local 205's contract negotiating committee and executive board. In 1999, BCT-PAC, the International Union's political action committee, named Adam its most outstanding individual member.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Marquette University
    • B.A. - 1989

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Selected for the 2014-16 “Super Lawyers” & 2007-13 “Rising Stars” lists
  • President: Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, 2006-2007
  • Presenter: “Shepherd Speaks: A Relativity Visualization Whodunit” CLE Shepherd Speaks, Minneapolis
  • Presenter: “Effective and Efficient Issue Spotting in Online Document Review” CLE Felhaber Larson, Minneapolis
  • Presenter: “Employment Law for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys” CLE, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis
  • Presenter: “Basics of Employment Law” CLE, Anoka County Bar Association, Anoka
  • Panelist: “Techniques and Tools for the Efficient Volunteer Lawyer,” Minnesota FBA, Minneapolis
  • Webcast Panelist: “How to Draft Effective Discovery Requests and Responses” Minnesota CLE
  • Panelist: “Your First Civil Case in MN State Court” Minnesota CLE, March 26, 2013 and March 9, 2015, Minneapolis
  • Panelist: “A.D.A. or R.I.P.? - Breathing Life into an ADA Claim” NELA 8th Circuit Conference 2006, Des Moines
  • Co-Author: “Warn Act Developments” MSBA Labor & Employment Law News, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2001.