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Clayton Halunen

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Results that make a difference. We have obtained billions in recoveries for our clients. Clayton Halunen is the founder of Halunen Law, representing employees, whistleblowers, and those who have suffered a personal injury.

Under his leadership, Halunen Law has achieved a national reputation as a fearless, tenacious, and successful plaintiffs’ law firm, bringing a laser focus on delivering justice for its clients and creating meaningful social change.

Halunen’s passion for his work took root early while growing up in northern Minnesota, and each of his parents experienced the repercussions of discrimination. Those experiences fueled his determination to assure that all people are treated with decency and respect for their human rights and hold businesses accountable for illegal conduct.

After more than 20 years of practice, Halunen has successfully tried to verdict employee discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower cases. He has litigated and won countless high-profile cases that have significantly altered corporate practices and garnered millions of dollars in awards and settlements for his clients.
Position Organization Location Duration
Founding and Managing PartnerHalunen LawMinneapolis, MNPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Hamline University School of LawJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
North Dakota State UniversityBachelorsPsychologyN/A
State / Court Date
Minnesota1991
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    Federal Bar Association | Board Member
    National Employment Lawyers Association | Member
    Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018 | Halunen and his client Heidi Weber were featured in CBS television series Whistleblower. “The Case Against Globe University” episode had more than 2 million viewers and brought national attention to this important case.
    2018 | Halunen received a Business of Pride Award from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for his professional accomplishments and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community.
    2017 | Minnesota Lawyer selected Halunen as one of the Attorneys of the Year for his work on the whistleblower case heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court which ultimately changed Minnesota legislative policy.
    2016 | Halunen was named Minnesota Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine in October. He was featured on the cover of the magazine and interviewed for a four-page editorial about his career in law.
    2013-2015 | Halunen was recognized as “Lead Counsel Rated” by the Lead Counsel Review Board.
    2014 | Halunen was named one of Minnesota Lawyers’ “Attorneys of the Year” for his advocacy of LGBT rights in the NFL.
    2014 | Halunen received the distinction of being named to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” from The National Trial Lawyers.
    Halunen has also been selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyer list by Super Lawyer Magazine consecutively since 2003.
  • Halunen was also counsel for a whistleblower in one of the largest qui tam settlements against a drug company—$1.5 billion.
    The case against Abbot Labs involved several whistleblowers who spoke out against the promotion of the prescription drug Depakote for uses that had not been approved by the FDA. The company was accused of marketing the drug “off-label,” including for nursing home-patients, persons with schizophrenia, and children, and provided kickbacks to medical providers who prescribed the medication.

  • Halunen obtained judgment in excess of $1 million for a for-profit school whistleblower
    In the fall of 2013, Halunen represented Heidi Weber, former dean of the Globe University Minnesota Medical Assistant Program. Weber alleged that the for-profit university had dismissed her for exposing unlawful and unethical practices at the school, including consumer fraud. Halunen obtained a judgment for Weber in excess of $1 million. His efforts were followed up by the Minnesota Attorney General’s office, which subsequently brought a consumer fraud lawsuit against the school. The case was featured on the CBS television “Whistleblower” series in the fall of 2018.

  • Halunen reached a whistleblower settlement of $1 million with Rochester, MN Police Department
    In 2017, Halunen represented Lt. Elisa Umpierre in a $1 million settlement against the Rochester Minnesota Police Department. The suit alleged discrimination and retaliation against Lt. Umpierre after she expressed on Facebook her support of the Standing Rock protesters and criticized excessive force by police at the protests.

  • Halunen’s Representation of Vikings punter Chris Kluwe led to historic LGBTG Summit
    Halunen’s representation of Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, during the team’s investigation of Kluwe’s allegations of homophobic comments by a Vikings coach in 2014, was instrumental in achieving a historic settlement advancing LGBT rights in professional sports. As a result of the case, the Vikings organization agreed to make substantial contributions to several local and national LGBT-related organizations and host the first-ever professional sports LGBT summit. The event brought together gay athletes and advocates with sports management representatives and others for day-long event and panel discussions on creating greater inclusivity in sports at all levels.

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(1991) Licensed as Attorney in Minnesota. Verified with Minnesota Judicial Branch.December 10, 2020

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Minneapolis, MN 55402
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