Mr. Hassan has attained his profession's highest rating as an "A-V" rated attorney from the national legal publication Martindale Hubbell Law Directory as well as being named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Hassan provides legal representation and consultation to colleges and universities, school districts, schools and educational institutions and he also actively practices in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Employment (including Workplace Investigations).

Educational Lawyer, Consultant and Author

Mr. Hassan has served as legal representative of, and consultant to, universities, school districts, schools and education-related organizations in a variety of areas, including workplace investigations, EEO claims and investigations, and board, administration and teacher training in the areas of legal and operational responsibility and closing the achievement gap. Mr. Hassan is the co-author of two seminal works on closing the achievement gap, entitled "Crisis in Our Community", and "Best in Class; How We Closed the 5 Gaps™ of Academic Achievement.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Mr. Hassan has represented hundreds of plaintiffs and defendants in mediations involving personal injury, eminent domain, employment, police misconduct and medical malpractice claims. He is ADR Panelist for the American Arbitration Association No-Fault panel, and was a former member of the Hennepin County District Court Arbitration panel, National Arbitration Forum panel.

In 2004, Mr. Hassan became a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Roster of Qualified Neutrals for Mediation and Arbitration. Since that time, he has successfully mediated personal injury, eminent domain, and employment litigation claims.

In 2011, Mr. Hassan began transitioning from active litigation to mediation in the areas of personal injury, eminent domain, employment, employment discrimination, and police misconduct claims.

Personal Injury and Employment

In 1998 Mr. Hassan returned to Minnesota to the law firm of Hassan & Reed, Ltd. He has also represented Plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice and police misconduct litigation in state and federal court. Former clients include: Northwest Airlines (n/k/a Delta Airlines), Metropolitan Council, and the University of Minnesota.

In 2002 Mr. Hassan left Hassan & Reed, Ltd. and formed Jeffrey A. Hassan, PLC (Professional Limited Liability Company). He is outside legal counsel to Minneapolis Public Schools and Osseo Area Schools in the areas of employment, employment discrimination, and investigation of work place claims of employee misconduct, where he performed work place investigations for the University of Minnesota, and Metropolitan Council. Mr. Hassan has obtained six figure jury verdicts in cases involving police misconduct and medical malpractice.

Tort, Med Mal and D&O Liability in Washington, D.C.

Between 1998 and 1991 he practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the law firm of Jordan & Keys, LLP where he represented State Farm Insurance Company in automobile liability claims in the District of Columbia, Howard University Hospital in medical malpractice claims, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in director and officer liability claims, and Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) in multi-district products liability claims.

Landmark Litigation

Mr. Hassan began his legal practice in 1976. As a contract attorney to the State of Minnesota Department of Human Rights he litigated the landmark Minnesota employment discrimination case of State of Minnesota v. Continental Can, establishing employer liability for sexual harassment between co-workers. Since that time he has served as a legal counsel to numerous corporate and government entities in cases involving tort, employment, employment discrimination and work place misconduct.

Training and Teaching Experience

Mr. Hassan is a 1984 graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He has served as an adjunct faculty member in Trial Advocacy at Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C., and Litigation Practice at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Advanced Trial Advocacy program at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Professional Licenses and Associations

Mr. Hassan was a 2002 finalist for a Hennepin County District Court judgeship. He is currently admitted to practice in Minnesota and Arizona, and was previously admitted in Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, during his practice in Washington, D.C.

Volunteer History

Mr. Hassan has maintained several volunteer affiliations over the years including the National Urban League, Minneapolis Urban League, St. Paul Urban League, St. Paul Urban Coalition, and Ramsey County O.I.C. He currently serves as a consultant to the African-American Leadership Forum in the area of Education and Community Organization, and volunteers as a Baba at Best Academy Charter School.

He is a former member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA); Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association; Member Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers; Former President of the Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association, and member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Task Force on Minority Lawyer Hiring.

What Services We Provide

Mr. Hassan provides Alternative Dispute Resolution Services, including mediation and arbitration; work place investigations involving employee misconduct; and plaintiffs and defendants representation in litigation of personal injury, eminent domain and employment litigation claims.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We will get your mediation or arbitration scheduled as soon as possible. You will not have to wait months to have your case heard and resolved.

We will talk with you before the mediation to understand the issues that are impeding resolution of your case.

We review your arbitration or mediation materials and come to the mediation or arbitration prepared to insure the most efficient use of your time, and your client's money.

We offer separate conference rooms for up to three parties at our Executive Office Suite.

We offer refreshments and telephones to make the use of your time as comfortable and efficient as possible.

We offer affordable rates. For most cases, we charge $250/hour.

Work Place Investigations

We have conducted workplace investigations for public and private corporations, including the University of Minnesota, Metropolitan Council, Minneapolis Public Schools, Osseo School District, Rochester Public Schools, and Northwest Airlines (n/k/a Delta Airlines). We meet with the principal representatives of your organization, review documentation, including company policies and procedures, and then conduct fact finding interviews of all relevant witnesses. Upon completion of the investigation, we will conduct legal research, if necessary, and prepare a detailed confidential investigation report, with recommendations if requested.


We have served on the boards of the Minneapolis Urban League, St. Paul Urban League, and National Urban League; along with the Ramsey County Opportunities Industrialization Center. We currently provide consultative services to the Minneapolis Public Schools and African-American Leadership Forum, and have co-authored publications in the areas of education, community organization, and network organization, structure and development.

Contact Information

We will help you get your problems resolved in the most efficient manner possible. We will get right to the heart of the issues that are preventing resolution of your problems. We will work to help problem solve; and when asked we will offer our honest, unbiased opinion.

Please call us at (763) 391-6439 or send us an email at

If possible, come visit us at our office in Minnesota or Arizona.

Forms & Documentation

Here is a list of forms that can be filled prior to our meeting: