Protecting The Rights Of Employees And Injured Parties

Leo F.J. Wilking

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Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Academic Promotion and Tenure
  • Executive Severance Packages
  • Professional Licensing Issues
  • Mediation

Biography

I have more than 35 years of trial experience in the state and federal courts of North Dakota and Minnesota. In addition, as an assistant attorney general for the State Tax Department, and a special assistant attorney general for Workforce Safety & Insurance, I have participated in more than 300 administrative hearings.

My approach to the practice of law is to listen to the needs and concerns of my client, analyze the legal issues involved, recommend the best course of action, and then represent my client's interests aggressively. Litigation can be prolonged, expensive and emotionally draining, and I want to minimize those aspects of the legal process for my clients as much as possible.

I graduated from Harvard College and received my law degree from Fordham University. I have served on the Board of Governors of the North Dakota State Bar Association, and as president of the Cass County Bar Association. My wife, Martha Leclerc, is vice president of contracting and strategic reimbursement for Sanford Health. We have three children.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Harvard University
    • A.B. - 1974

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • North Dakota, 1979

Professional Associations

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • American Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Owner

Past Positions

  • North Dakota Tax Department, Assistant Attorney General, Bismarck, N.D., 1979 to 1981
  • U.S. Senator Quentin N. Burdick, Staff Attorney, Washington D.C., 1981 to 1982
  • Nilles Law Firm, Fargo, ND, 1982 to 2007
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington D.C., 2008 to 2010