Charles Frohman

Of Counsel
Charles Frohman is a labor and employment and business litigator with extensive individual, class, and collective action experience. Charles handles a wide variety of employment and business disputes, including commercial, wage-and-hour, whistleblower, and retaliation claims in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration. He also works with employers to implement effective human resources policies, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and individual employee agreements.


Representative Matters

  • Court dismissal of employment claims against county attorney on official immunity grounds
  • Court dismissal of First Amendment Retaliation claims against county government
  • Court dismissal of Title VII and state law discrimination claims arising from employer COVID-19 vaccination policy
  • Court dismissal of employment claims preempted by collective bargaining agreement and NLRA
  • Dismissal of physician whistleblower and retaliation claims on behalf of hospital, contempt and sanctions order issued to prevent disclosure of PHI in violation of protective order
  • Multiple summary judgment orders dismissing discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Arbitration and settlement of purchaser indemnification and fraud claims arising from business acquisition
  • Voluntary dismissal of shareholder breach of fiduciary duty and corporate opportunity derivative claims after referral to special litigation committee

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
University of Minnesota Law School: Adjunct Professor, Creative Legal Reasoning, 2009-present

Speaking Engagements

"Conducting Effective and Efficient Written Discovery," The New Lawyer Experience, Minnesota CLE, January 1, 2012



University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
First-Year Legal Writing and Research Honors
Legal Writing and Research Student Instructor
Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Director and National Finalist

University of Virginia (B.A. 1993)



U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit