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Philip G. Villaume

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Villaume & Schiek
2051 Killebrew Drive
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Bloomington, MN 55425

Areas of Practice
Education Law - Abuse in Schools
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2051 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN, USA
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Philip G. Villaume is a nationally recognized authority on employment law, criminal law and procedure, and professional ethics.

Mr. Villaume concentrates his practice in criminal defense law and employment law, representing professionals facing employment-related misconduct allegations and victims of workplace abuse and harassment. He has represented over 1000 professionals, including 500 educators. Mr. Villaume conducts workshops nationwide on the topics of criminal law and procedure, diversity in education, the community and the workplace, and prevention of workplace violence and harassment. He is considered a national expert and consultant on topics of professional misconduct, harassment, and violence in schools and in the workplace.

Mr. Villaume was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 1990 from Hamline University School of Law and the Judges Choice Award for “Most Well-Prepared Lawyer” in 1991. He has been selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by the National Law Journal numerous times and has been named to the 2012 – 2013 and 2015 - 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers.

Mr. Villaume previously served as an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law and he is currently an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas where he has taught for the past 20 years. He also has been the course chair and a lecturer for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education programs and has lectured for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Villaume has been active in coaching youth sports (hockey, baseball, and girls’ softball) for the Mendota Heights Athletic Association, of which he has also served as Vice President. He also participates in high school and college mock trial competitions as an instructor and judge and speaks to youth groups around the county about youth issues and leadership.

Rep. Cases/Clients

York v. Wood (1996)
State v. Gruhl (1986)
State v. Hershberger (Minnesota Supreme Court 1990)

Awards & Honors

Recognized as a PREMIER 100 trial lawyers by The American Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015
Minnesota Lawyer Judges Choice Award as the “Most Well Prepared Lawyer,” 1991
Who’s Who in Criminal Law and Employment Law, Minnesota Law and Politics
Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment – The National Law Journal, 2012-2016
Selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2012-2013 and 2015-2020
Named to Nation’s Top One Percent of all lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-2019
Named to Best Attorneys of America RUE Ratings, 2016
Selected as Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota by The National Association of Trial Lawyers, 2015


The Law & Procedure Handbook for Minnesota Educators, 1990
The Better Work Environment, 1997
Teachers at Risk (Co-Author), 1993
Reflections – A Message of Hope (Music Video), 1995


Valuing Diversity and Eliminating Bias
Workplace Security and Safety
Employment Law
Diversity in the Workplace
Eliminating Bias
Prevention of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
Investigation of Violence and Harassment Complaints
Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas


Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
Minnesota Judicial Merit Selection Commission (1990 and 1999 Gubernatorial Appointee)
National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member
The Professional Education Group, Inc., Faculty Member
The Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of Northern Florida, Faculty Member


Minnesota, 1979
Wisconsin, 1984
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984


Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
J.D., 1979

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
B.A., magna cum laude, 1971 Reviews Reviews
Villaume and Schiek
Villaume and Schiek 2051 Killebrew Drive, #611, Bloomington, MN 55425

4 out of 5 stars User

4 out of 5 stars

posted 11 years ago