Stacey A. DeKalb (Retired)

Areas of Practice:

Executive Compensation & Benefits; Severance Negotiations; Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation & Confidentiality Agreements; Employment Agreements; Independent Contractor & Consulting Agreements; Drafting & Implementing Employment Policies & Practices; Hiring & Termination Practices; Harassment & Discrimination Claims; Employment Law Litigation & Counseling; Employment Practices Training


Stacey DeKalb is well respected for her ability to assist clients in successfully resolving complex employment disputes. Her practical advice and strategic vision has been praised by employers and individuals alike.

Ms. DeKalb has substantial experience in litigation and employment law matters including employment harassment and discrimination (sex, race, age, disability and other), wrongful termination, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour issues, contract issues, whistle blower claims, drafting and negotiating executive employment and severance agreements, hiring issues, drafting and implementation of policies and procedures, worker classification issues, and other employment matters. Ms. DeKalb has litigation experience in both state and federal courts as well as matters involving the EEOC, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, and local Civil Rights Commissions. Ms. DeKalb also has extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Much of Ms. DeKalb’s practice involves advising employers regarding preventative measures, including on matters related to hiring, discrimination and harassment, personnel policies, discipline and termination, reasonable accommodation of disabled employees, wage and hour, misclassification of workers and leaves of absences. She has lectured at numerous employment law seminars. She also offers training and investigation programs for employers on a variety of topics and training, including corrective training for employees who have violated an employer’s discrimination and harassment policy as well as topics such as “How to Properly Conduct Performance Evaluations,” “Make the Right Choices Under Disability and Leave Laws” and other important employment-related topics. Ms. DeKalb has experience representing municipalities and dealing with the nuances of data practices issues.

Stacey has repeatedly been listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer and is rated AV Preeminent® for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

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University of Minnesota, B.A., 1977

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1981

Minnesota, 1981

Wisconsin, 2000

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 1985

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2004 – present

YWCA of Minneapolis, Former Board Member (2000 – 2006), Nominating Committee Member (2006 – 2009)

American Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

State of Wisconsin Bar Association