Skip to main content

Reputable Minnesota Lawyers You Can Rely On

At Villaume & Schiek, our practice areas span a wide range of needs that serve people throughout the state of Minnesota. We draw upon decades worth of combined experience and results-driven success to represent individuals in a range of legal issues. Our attorneys have diverse experiences in a variety of legal practice areas in Bloomington and throughout the Twin Cities, from criminal defense, employment law, family law, social security disability, complex civil litigation, appeals, and personal injury.

At different times in your life, you or a loved one may find yourself in one or more of these situations. Unfortunately, finding an experienced and skilled criminal defense, personal injury, or employment attorney can require a significant amount of time and effort each time. You do not have to go through this every time you need an attorney on your side to help fight for your rights. It will be better to turn to one law firm that can help address all your legal needs. We do not merely want to help you reach your desired result in one case. Our priority is to be your go-to law firm whenever a legal matter arises.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Personal Injury

Call 952-248-8360 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Dean M. Barkley

Dean Barkley graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in June of 1976. He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in September of 1976 and was certified to practice before the Federal Bench in October of 1976.

Mr. Barkley has practiced law in Wright County and Hennepin County for over 30 years. 16 years ago he became involved in politics and co-founded the Independence Party of Minnesota. In 1998 he recruited Jesse Ventura to run for Governor for the State of Minnesota and served as the Chairman of his campaign. He served as the Director of Strategic and Long Range Planning for four years under the Ventura Administration. In November of 2001, Governor Ventura appointed Dean Barkley to the United States Senate to serve the remaining term of the late Senator Wellstone.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1976

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 1976
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.S. – 1972
    • Honors: With Distinction

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Concord Coalition, Board Member
  • Minnesota Coalition, Board Member
  • Humphrey Institute, Board Member
  • Independence Party, Board Member

Attorney Ben Gisselman

 Ben has been practicing law since 2004. After graduating from Hamline University School of law, Ben worked as a law clerk in Minnesota’s 10th judicial district to the Honorable Michael J. Roith. Since then, Ben has handled hundreds of cases for a variety of clients while working for several small law firms and now in his own practice, and also as counsel for Villaume & Schiek. Ben also runs a hospitality industry liability training business which involves the training of hundreds of Minnesota bars and restaurants each year.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2001

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate – 2001
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    • B.S. – 1998

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Hennepin County Advisory Board, Board Member 2004-Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, Board Member 2008-2010
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Volunteer Attorney, 2009-Present
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Volunteer Attorney, 2010-Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member 2006-Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member 2006-Present
  • Big Sandy Lake Association, Board Member 2012-Present
  • Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Member 2006-present
  • Edina Chamber of Commerce, Member 2006-present
  • 2016 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Executive Board
  • Involved in various local and national political and judicial election campaigns, 2004-Present

Attorney Jeffrey D. Schiek

Jeffrey Schiek, concentrates his practice in criminal defense law and employment law, representing professionals facing employment-related misconduct allegations. Mr. Schiek represents victims of workplace abuse and harassment. Mr. Schiek has helped develop brochures and articles for workshops nationwide on the topics of criminal law and procedure diversity in education, the community and the workplace, and on the topics of the prevention of workplace violence and harassment.

Mr. Schiek has lectured and written on topics for CLE’s (Continuing Legal Education).Mr. Schiek was hired by Philip G. Villaume and Associates in 1999 as a law clerk. In 2000, Mr. Schiek was hired as an attorney and is currently a Partner. Since 2000 Mr. Schiek has been providing legal services to professionals and organizations. Mr. Schiek represents professionals accused of employment-related misconduct. Mr. Schiek also provides pro bono legal advice to the Amish community in Minnesota. Mr. Schiek has written and argued numerous cases to the Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court of Minnesota. Jeff was voted Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2003

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 2000
    • Honors: National Dean’s List
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • B.S. – 1997
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Mock Trial and Pre-Law Club
    • Major: Political Science & Public Administration

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Attorney Philip G. Villaume

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. He represents victims of workplace abuse and harassment. Mr. Villaume has represented over 1000 professionals including 500 educators. He conducts workshops nationwide on the topics of criminal law and procedure ,diversity in education, the community and the workplace, and on the topics of the 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.

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 1979
  • Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A. magna cum laude – 1971

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • 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

Get a Free Consultation

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

This field should be no more than 999 characters in length.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this web site is intended to convey general information. It should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. It is not an offer to represent you, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The use of the internet or this contact form for communication is not necessarily a secure environment. Contacting a lawyer or law firm email through this service will not create an attorney-client relationship, and information will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential.

Page Generated: 0.10431313514709 sec