2016 Super Lawyers®


It's a three-peat!

Engelmeier & Umanah, P.A. is pleased to announce Sheila Engelmeier, Charles V. Firth and Thomas E. Marshall were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers. While we believe all of the E&U lawyers and other professionals are Super, we are proud that Sheila, Charlie and Tom have been recognized by their peers again for their leadership and professional achievements. The listings are published annually as a supplement in Twin Cities Business, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Minnesota Super Lawyers.

Sheila Engelmeier

Charles V. Firth

Thomas E. Marshall

Sheila Chuck Tom
Sheila Engelmeier is a co-founder of Engelmeier & Umanah, P.A.* practicing employment law. Sheila's tenacity and attention to detail make her extremely successful in advising and litigating employment matters. She handles the full panoply of employment matters, from non competes to discrimination or harassment cases. She is a frequent mediator, investigator, litigator and lecturer, and has developed and facilitated numerous training programs on a variety of workplace issues, including diversity, avoiding harassment and discrimination and dealing with leaves of absence and disabled workers.
Sheila has developed, in collaboration with her colleague, Sue Fischer, the premier training tool, RESPECT EFFECT™.
Charlie Firth focuses his practice on employment law, including litigation, employer counseling and class actions. Throughout his legal career, Charlie has maintained as his guiding principle aggressive and ethical representation in pursuit of the best possible solutions for each of his clients. The diversity of Charlie's experience helps him identify and address a wide variety of client needs. While Charlie has consistently practiced in employment law matters, he also has experience in litigating cases involving consumer class actions, government fraud (False Claims Act), personal injury, sexual abuse, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and commercial disputes.

Tom Marshall primarily practices in several areas of workplace law, including discrimination matters, disability management issues, contract disputes, the enforcement of or challenges to restrictive covenants, trade secrets and related obligations, as well as training and counseling on policies, handbooks and other day- to-day employment issues. He has helped employers and employees obtain appropriate and effective resolution of disputes including seven figure verdicts in favor of employees who suffered discrimination. Tom has tried over 30 jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts.

At Engelmeier & Umanah we truly believe that providing outstanding service means more than just addressing clients’ current legal needs. Our detail-oriented and client-focused approach involves working closely with clients to uncover creative and practical solutions to their individual, business and legal needs, now and in the future. Please feel free to contact Sheila, Charlie, Tom or any of our other Super professionals to assist you.