Shareholder Attorney

As a shareholder attorney based in the firm’s St. Paul office, Brandon is head of Flaherty & Hood’s labor relations, employment law, and human resources practice. He has been with the firm since 2004.

Brandon has represented, advised, and provided analysis for dozens of public employers in labor relations and employment law matters. Specifically, he provides legal services in the areas of:

  • Labor contract negotiations, grievances, strikes, and unionization efforts
  • Personnel performance and conduct, fitness-for-duty, and employment data practices and open meeting matters
  • Mediation, arbitration, public employment agency, administrative, civil service, veterans preference, unemployment, and court proceedings
  • Employment policies and procedures
  • Wage, hour, pay equity, Fair Labor Standards Act, and benefit analysis, systems, and compliance
  • Workplace investigations, management trainings, and organizational reviews
  • Advice on complying with labor and employment and data practices laws

Brandon strives to provide employer clients with analytical advice, practical tools, and zealous representation to promote a productive, legally compliant, and effective workplace. He is fueled each day by engaging with his clients to come up with legal and practical solutions that impact an employer’s operations, environment, and employees.

Prior to joining Flaherty & Hood, Brandon was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Renee L. Worke in the Third Judicial District in southern Minnesota. He also worked as a law clerk for Robert Wilson & Associates as well as Thomas Foster & Associates in Minneapolis.

Brandon was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and 2014. He has also written and presented on numerous public labor relations and employment law issues statewide for local government officials and management.

Brandon and his wife, children, and pets have set up roots in a Minnesota rivertown. When he is not navigating the often choppy labor and employment waters with his clients, he enjoys family time, the outdoors, road trips, and discussing the moral and political issues of the day.

Brandon M. Fitzsimmons, Shareholder Attorney