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V. John Ella

V. John Ella

Employment and Non-Compete Attorney at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.

27 years of experience

Employment Law, Business Law, Appeals & Appellate



I am a Minnesota employment law attorney (V. John Ella) practicing in the areas of employment defense, executive law, non-compete and trade secret litigation, breach of duty of loyalty litigation, tortious interference, executive compensation, stock options, defamation, employment contracts, employment agreements, handbooks, drug testing law, privacy law, commission claims, fraud, sexual harassment claims, employment and housing discrimination, ERISA benefits litigation, public accommodations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower and Sarbanes-Oxley claims, professional licensing issues, appeals, manufacturer sales representative contracts, and closely-held corporation and partnership disputes. I am also available to serve as a private mediator and neutral investigator. I have obtained successful verdicts in jury trials and court trials in federal and state district courts in Minnesota and Iowa, and have appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. I have litigated non-compete disputes in Iowa, Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. I have authored well over one hundred articles or book chapters for various legal publications. I frequently lecture on the topics of workplace privacy and employee monitoring, executive law, common law fraud, tortious interference and other topics. View More ›

Practice Area

Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination,
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals,


Spanish: Spoken, Written

Professional Experience

Board Member
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
2010 - 2018


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D. (1994)

University of Minnesota Law School
Tufts University

B.A. (1990) | International Relations

Tufts University

Professional Associations

Minnesota State Bar # 0249282



Minnesota State Bar  # 0249282

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Trepanier MacGillis Battina

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310 Fourth Avenue South Suite 8000 Minneapolis, MN 55415
Telephone: (612) 455-6237

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