James H. Kaster  

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Phone: 612-256-3202

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James H. Kaster - 4600 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis MN 55402

Practice Area

  • Employment and Labor 40
  • Sexual Harassment 20
  • Discrimination 20

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James H. Kaster has been widely recognized by the legal community for his abilities as both a trial lawyer and an employment lawyer. He was ranked by Chambers USA as number one among plaintiff’s employment lawyers in the state of Minnesota. He has also been named to the Super Lawyers list in Minnesota year after year and was selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the state by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics.

Jim was also selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier professional trial organization in America whose membership is limited to 1% of the trial lawyers in any state or province. Finally, he was selected to be a Fellow in the prestigious National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an organization with an exclusive membership of leading labor and employment lawyers nationwide.

Jim is an eloquent and persuasive speaker with the unique ability to present his arguments in a manner that is easily understood by juries and judges. He has tried well over 100 cases to verdict or decision, including representing Kevin Kasten in the successful U.S. Supreme Court case, Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, which set a new standard for retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. His success in the courtroom includes earning many million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries. He has also lectured frequently in front of local, state, and national organizations on damage recovery and trial skills, as well as many other legal topics.

Jim has been involved in a wide variety of individual and class action cases. His remarkable combination of skills as a trial lawyer gives him a unique edge in effectively representing individuals and groups of employees

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Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers Association Member

American College of Trial Lawyers Member

California State Bar Association Member

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Member

Hennepin County State Bar Association Member

Law and Leading Attorneys Member

Minnesota National Employment Lawyers Association Member

Minnesota State Bar Association Member

Wisconsin State Bar Association Member


Name: James H. Kaster
Law Firm: Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Address: 4600 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis MN 55402
Phone: 612-256-3202

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