Joseph D. Weiner advises and represents employers on a wide range of employment matters in state and federal courts. He has notable experience with claims involving:

  • The Minnesota Whistleblower Act
  • The Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • The Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA)
  • The Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 

Joe litigates throughout the country and has successfully tried cases in court and arbitrations as well as before the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Adminstrative Law Judges. He has also appeared on behalf of clients in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the 6th and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Joe is an active member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He was also appointed to serve on the Federal Practice Committee for the District of Minnesota, which is responsible for assisting the court in matters related to the federal rules of practice and procedure.

Prior to joining Littler, Joe clerked for the Hon. Ann D. Montgomery in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Before practicing law, he taught middle school English in Houston, Texas.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Minnesota State Bar Association


Hennepin County Bar Association


Federal Bar Association


Federal Practice Committee for the District of Minnesota

Speaking Engagements

Minnesota Labor and Employment Law Specialist Certification “And More” – Including Benefits Law, Immigration Law, Military Leave Rights, Drug Testing, Background Checks & Eight Other Significant Topic Areas

Minneapolis, MN

October 12, 2015

Noncompetes & Trade Secret Protection: Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreements That Work

Minneapolis, MN

September 29, 2015

Minnesota Update: Expanding Rights Bring New Challenges

Minneapolis, MN

November 6, 2014

Techniques and Tools for the Efficient Volunteer Lawyer

Minneapolis, MN

December 11, 2013

Whistleblower & Retaliation: New Developments & New Challenges

Minneapolis, MN

October 30, 2013


  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2008
  • Ed. M, Harvard University, 2005
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2001

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit