Charles Frohman is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive individual, class, and collective action experience. With a focus on employment and business disputes, Charles handles a wide variety of matters, including commercial, wage-and-hour, whistleblower, and retaliation claims in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration. Charles represents clients of all sizes, from small businesses to hospitals, health insurers, and national restaurant chains.

Charles graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to law school Charles worked for several years in publishing and internet media in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Selected Experience

  • Prevailed on summary judgment motions dismissing ERISA disability, individual employer liability, FMLA, FLSA, EMTALA, whistleblower, and retaliation claims. 
  • Prevailed on motions to dismiss and on appeal in contract, real estate, and employment cases. 
  • Representation of defendants and plaintiffs in multiple nationwide class and collective actions.
  • Litigation of Lanham Act, trademark, and copyright claims as plaintiff and defendant.
  • Favorable settlement of numerous individual and collective FLSA actions.
  • Multiple dispositive orders affirmed on appeal by Eighth Circuit and Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association: Section of Labor and Employment Law; The Fair Labor Standards Act Cumulative Supplement, Associate Chapter Editor 2016-2017
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


Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2014-2016 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)
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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2006
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2006
  • Colorado, 2006
  • E.D. Michigan, 2010
  • W.D. Michigan, 2015
  • W.D. Pennsylvania, 2010
  • E.D. Wisconsin, 2017
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2006
University of Virginia
B.A., 1993
Major: Psychology


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