Schaan P. Barth


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Schaan's Assistant
Shanna Boomgaarden

Schaan Barth is an Associate in the HR & Employment and Litigation practice groups. Schaan believes that building frank and honest relationships with his clients creates effective professional and personal client relationships. His clients’ goals and issues are his own goals and issues. He strives to provide a roadmap for clients so they know what to expect throughout his representation of them as an individual or business.

Schaan received his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and was the assistant editor of the William Mitchell Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from North Dakota State University, where he also graduated summa cum laude. His undergraduate and legal education equipped him with skills to excel in the practice of law such as critical reading, effective writing, and advocacy.

Prior to joining FMJ, Schaan was an associate at a full-service law firm in Apple Valley, Minnesota, where his practice emphasized commercial litigation, general litigation, business law, appeals, and employment law. Schaan also clerked for the Honorable Christian Wilton of Minnesota’s First Judicial District.

North Dakota State University, summa cum laude (BA)
William Mitchell College of Law, summa cum laude (JD)

Bar Admissions:
United States District Court – District of Minnesota

Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
Dakota County Bar Association
Dakota County Regional Chamber
Dorothy Day Center’s Higher Ground Program

Charges for Discrimination and Other Civil Lawsuit Deadlines are Extended in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” FMJ Newsroom (April 2020)

Governor Walz Unprecedented ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Stem the COVID-19 Pandemic,” FMJ Newsroom (March 2020)

Congress Passes ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’ that Provides Historic Protections for Works Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic,” FMJ Newsroom (March 2020)

“Financial Employers Conducting Employee Background Checks Must be Mindful of Trends in State and Federal Law,” Minnesota Bankers Association News (September/October 2019)

Practice Philosophy:
“Get in early and leave late. You can’t always have the facts or law on your side, but you can always be the most prepared in the courtroom. In any dispute, I want my clients to be in the best possible situation to obtain a favorable settlement or prevail at trial.”

The Rest of the Story:
Schaan enjoys spending time with his family, weight training, hiking, and rooting for the Twins and the Wild (most of the time, unsuccessfully).