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Attorney Profile “John C. Holden”


Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Law
  • Severance Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Trade Secret Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Wage and Commission Disputes
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • FMLA and Leave Issues
  • EEOC and Minnesota Department of Human Rights Complaints
  • Unemployment Appeals
  • Employee and Employer Disputes
  • Discrimination/Harassment Claims
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Representation before State and Federal Court
Employment Law and Advice for Individuals and Small Business

Over the past 30 years, I have worked closely with individuals and businesses throughout the Twin Cities metro area. This includes serving as a private practice attorney representing both employees and businesses. My years of experience allow me to take on a wide range of challenges and help employees and businesses resolve complex employment disputes.

Through the course of my career, I have assisted with the following:

  • Investigating And Resolving Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaints And Ensuring Compliance With Federal Law.
  • Negotiated And Drafted Employment Contracts, Severance Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements And Non-Competition Agreements On Behalf Of Businesses And Individuals.
  • Orchestrated And Investigated Complex Employment Issues Such As Alleged Violations Of Vulnerable Adult Act Incidents, Alleged CEO Sexual Harassment, Anonymous Harassing Letters And Numerous Other Employee Complaints, Incidences And Problems.
  • Achieved Favorable Results Representing Business Clients And Individuals Regarding Employment Disputes Involving Title VII, FMLA, ADA, Wage And Hour Laws, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), And The Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Counseled Businesses On Hiring And Firing Guidelines, Drafted Employee Handbooks, And Other Employment Policies And Procedures.
  • Negotiating And Resolving Numerous Small Business Legal Disputes
  • Reasonable Hourly Rate.
Employment Law Disputes

Representation before:

  • EEOC Or Minnesota Department Of Human Rights
  • Unemployment Insurance Claims
  • Other Administrative Agencies Regarding Employment Claims
  • Employment Claims Filed In State And Federal Court

John Holden is a results-oriented and skilled attorney who provides aggressive and cost-effective representation. He handles disputes from the prelitigation stage through filing complaints with state and federal agencies and state and federal courts.

Employee Relations
  • Hiring and Firing Decisions
  • Drafting Employee Handbooks and Policies
  • Drafting Employment Contracts
  • Investigation Of Race, Sex, Age And Disability Discrimination
  • Negotiate/Facilitate Resolution Of Complaints

John Holden can help your business set up procedure and policies for investigating and handling employee complaints of discrimination and harassment. Mr. Holden provides training and coaching on how to avoid employee complaints of discrimination and harassment, how to investigate employee conduct, and other difficult employment issues. Mr. Holden can provide your staff with training and coaching on how to handle personnel issues to avoid litigation. I am highly responsive to your needs, ensuring you get answers to your questions as quickly as possible.

Select General Counsel for Your Business

At Holden Law Firm, We’re available to represent a select number of small businesses and nonprofits that have ongoing employment counsel, contract review, lease negotiations, conflict resolution and litigation management needs. Holden Law Firm’s Select General Counsel Program can reduce turnover, improve employee morale, avoid costly litigation, and reduce worker’s compensation and unemployment claims. For small and medium size business that cannot financially afford to hire a full-time attorney, Holden Law Firm can make can make sure you are in compliance with both state and federal employment laws and regulations, offer advice and guidance in hiring and firing employees, and any other day-today legal needs associated with running a successful business.

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1987
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1987


American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce


William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1987 J.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1982 B.A. (Poli. Sci. and History)


From our office in Minnetonka, our firm serves clients in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at 952-943-3960 or contact us online to learn more.

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