Thomas E. Marshall Esq.

Thomas E. Marshall Esq.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
(612) 455-7740

Tom Marshall primarily practices in several areas of workplace law, including discrimination matters, disability management issues, the enforcement 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 a $2.6 Million federal verdict in favor of an employee who suffered disability discrimination. Tom has represented employers and employees in trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and all other aspects of litigation in Minnesota and other parts of the country. He has tried over 30 jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts.

As an adjunct, he taught trial advocacy at William Mitchell College of Law for eight years. He speaks often about employment matters and litigation techniques.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Management Training
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Workplace Technology
  • Employment Counseling and Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants/Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition and Shareholder Disagreements
  • Executive Compensation and Contract Disputes
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • Wisconsin


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1984
    • Honors: William Mitchell Trial Competition Champion
    • Honors: Finalist in the ALTA National Trial Competition
    • Honors: Alumni Association Award of Merit
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1978
  • Insurance Counsel Trial Academy
    • Honors: Sponsored by the International Association of Defense Counsel

Published Works

  • "Protecting Special Interests: At Whose Expense?", NFIB Minnesota, October, 1998
  • "Minnesota Defamation 1997: Presumptions Lost?", The Henepin Lawyer 67.1, January, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, 1984 - Present
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, 1984 - Present
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Law Improvement Committee, Co-Chair
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Member, 2003 - 2006
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2006 - 2007
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, MSBA Assembly, Alternate Member, 2006 - 2007