Beth Bertelson
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor - 1987
    • Honors: Co-Chair, Women's Law Caucus
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Honors: Blue Key Society; Letters in Skiing and Tennis
    • Major: Political Science

Client’s Say

“Beth is a compassionate attorney who takes the time to understand your situation. She will work with you to understand your objectives and provide you with realistic feedback after careful review of your claim. She is a Thought Leader in employment law and that became apparent very quickly. 
 
In addition, Beth’s communication style was very easy and clear. I knew exactly when and what information Bertelson Law Office needed and when it was needed by. Her easy going but extremely professional disposition made my experience retaining legal counsel so much more meaningful. I am so so grateful for her taking my case and working with me.” 

Biography

As an experienced employee rights advocate, Beth Bertelson understands that a job is more than just a paycheck. She has spent over 30 years representing clients that have experienced physical, emotional, and financial conflicts in the workplace. Beth litigates discrimination, retaliation, and harassment issues as well as reviews and negotiates severance agreements and executive contracts. She is also a MSBA Certified Employment Law Specialist. Beth mediates and investigates employment disputes and has been designated as a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts. Beth has received honors including, but not limited to: SuperLawyers for 15 years, Top 50 Women and U.S. News Best Lawyers.

A 1984 graduate of St. Olaf College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts, Ms. Bertelson then attended William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1987. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Bertelson has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo.

Ms. Bertelson stays abreast of current developments in her field through her active participation in the Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association.  She has written several articles on employment matters and is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals. Active in her community, Ms. Bertelson has served on the boards of Youthworks and the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, and has provided pro bono services to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. She has also served as a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Employment Labor Section, Vice President for the Minnesota division of the National Employment Lawyers Association and has been a board member for several non-profit organizations.

Beth is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Eighth Circuit Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. 

When not practicing law, Beth spends time with her family, mountain and road bikes, cross county and downhill skis and plays hockey. 

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor - 1987
    • Honors: Co-Chair, Women's Law Caucus
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Honors: Blue Key Society; Letters in Skiing and Tennis
    • Major: Political Science

Biography

As an experienced employee rights advocate, Beth Bertelson understands that a job is more than just a paycheck. She has spent over 30 years representing clients that have experienced physical, emotional, and financial conflicts in the workplace. Beth litigates discrimination, retaliation, and harassment issues as well as reviews and negotiates severance agreements and executive contracts. She is also a MSBA Certified Employment Law Specialist. Beth mediates and investigates employment disputes and has been designated as a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts. Beth has received honors including, but not limited to: SuperLawyers for 15 years, Top 50 Women and U.S. News Best Lawyers.

A 1984 graduate of St. Olaf College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts, Ms. Bertelson then attended William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1987. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Bertelson has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo.

Ms. Bertelson stays abreast of current developments in her field through her active participation in the Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association.  She has written several articles on employment matters and is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals. Active in her community, Ms. Bertelson has served on the boards of Youthworks and the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, and has provided pro bono services to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. She has also served as a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Employment Labor Section, Vice President for the Minnesota division of the National Employment Lawyers Association and has been a board member for several non-profit organizations.

Beth is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Eighth Circuit Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. 

When not practicing law, Beth spends time with her family, mountain and road bikes, cross county and downhill skis and plays hockey. 

Client’s Say

“Beth is a compassionate attorney who takes the time to understand your situation. She will work with you to understand your objectives and provide you with realistic feedback after careful review of your claim. She is a Thought Leader in employment law and that became apparent very quickly. 
 
In addition, Beth’s communication style was very easy and clear. I knew exactly when and what information Bertelson Law Office needed and when it was needed by. Her easy going but extremely professional disposition made my experience retaining legal counsel so much more meaningful. I am so so grateful for her taking my case and working with me.” 

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Legal Advice Clinics, 1987 to 1992
  • Board Member, Youthworks
  • Board Member, Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Professional Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Division, Vice President
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Executive Board, Member
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, MSBA, Executive Board, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • NELA, Executive Board, Minnesota Division

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, MSBA