Overview

Widely-respected by his peers for his expertise in employment law, Kerry L. Middleton has extensive litigation experience in federal and state courts nationwide. He has successfully represented employers in virtually every type of employment claim including:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Whistleblower
  • Retaliation/reprisal
  • Breach of contract
  • Workplace torts
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Trade secret disputes
  • Wage and hour litigation

He has appeared in various jurisdictions and has represented employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and state and local human rights agencies.

Complementing his litigation practice, Kerry also provides advice and training to help employers avoid litigation. He has published and lectured on a variety of employment law topics, including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act compliance
  • Family and Medical Leave Act compliance
  • Workplace harassment
  • Religious accommodation
  • Privacy issues
  • Non-compete and trade secret law

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

President

Edina Basketball Association

Volunteer Mentor

University of St. Thomas Law School

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Top 40 Minnesota Employment Litigators

The Order of the Barristers

Speaking Engagements

Accommodating a Multireligious and Multicultural Workforce

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018

Whistleblower and Retaliation – New Developments and New Challenges

2013 Midwest Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis, MN

October 30, 2013

The Rising Tide Of Whistleblower Claims: What it Means For Employers

2012 Midwest Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2012
Managing Leaves of Absence

Minneapolis, MN

March 5, 2009

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1988
  • B.S., Missouri State University, 1987

Bar Admission

Minnesota
Missouri

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas