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“My approach is aggressive but disciplined, and I excel at identifying the strengths of my client’s case and finding the clearest path to a successful outcome. When a dispute arises, my clients know I will make a Herculean effort to win, without losing sight of the bigger picture or their bottom line.”

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With diverse and extensive courtroom experience, I know how to sell a case. I relentlessly and aggressively work to convince judges and juries that your position is equitable and right. I guarantee that I will care for your case as if it were my own.

I have handled well over 500 depositions and litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States regarding:

  • contractual disputes
  • business torts
  • employment litigation
  • construction litigation
  • shareholder disputes
  • federal and state securities disputes
  • probate litigation
  • bankruptcy litigation

Fueled by the unique combination of financial acumen and litigation moxie, I will strategically fight for you while protecting your best interests and bottom line. Most disputes have a financial implication, from balance sheets and cash flow statements to tax returns. With 10 years of accounting experience, I deftly investigate what the numbers mean, where they originated, and how they could have been manipulated.

I take the long view to create a lasting client relationship, providing value and a return on your legal investment. This means not over-litigating or over-billing in relation to the amount at stake. Initially, I set realistic expectations about the strength of your case—from creating a factual record to solidify your position to determining your potential recovery. I strive to settle when possible, as soon as possible, but if that’s not practical, then litigate to win.


Vicki Vien
(612) 252-2847

  • Successfully assisted shareholders in a shareholder dispute obtain a Multimillion-Dollar Whistleblower Award from the SEC. The award was more than $6 million, which represents one of the largest SEC whistleblower awards in the history of Minnesota.
  • Obtained a jury verdict of nearly $2,000,000 on behalf of Governor Jesse Ventura in Ventura v. Kyle, 2012 WL 6634779 (D. Minn. 2012).
  • Regularly represent employees and employers in disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, restrictive covenants, trade secrets and other confidential information, and employee, officer, and director fiduciary duties.
  • Successfully obtained insurance coverage and insurance-funded legal defenses in disputes involving officer and director liability, property damage, employee theft and misconduct, vehicular accidents, and professional malpractice claims.
  • Successfully tried multiple disputes involving trustees, conservators, and guardians involving financial, personal care, and other fiduciary issues.
  • Represent a variety of landlords and property owners in disputes with tenants, including eviction, collection, and property-damage proceedings.
  • Regularly represent financial advisors, banks, and investment firms in contractual disputes.
  • Represent shareholders and companies in disputes throughout the country involving statutory and common law fiduciary duties, securities laws and regulations, and tax and security whistleblower proceedings.
  • Represent businesses and individuals in business-sale disputes, supplier and customer contractual and Uniform Commercial Code disputes, and various contractual disputes.
  • Frequently represent businesses in disputes involving employee dishonesty and wrongdoing claims, which often involve complex financial analysis and extensive forensic analysis of electronic devices and data.
  • Represent contractors, developers, condominium and homeowner associations, and landowners in construction disputes involving contractual, statutory warranty, and professional malpractice issues.
  • Successful representation of personal care assistance agencies, home health care workers, and disabled individuals, resulting in a declaration that discriminatory statute is unconstitutional.
  • Represent landowners in condemnation and eminent domain proceedings involving the governmental agencies’ right to condemn and the valuation of the condemned property.
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota, 2003
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Southwest Minnesota State University, 2000
  • Minnesota Federal and State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Minnesota 2023: Litigation - Construction
  • 2021 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2020-2023
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020-2021, Trusts & Estates; 2023, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers–Rising Stars® Edition, 2014–2019
  • Named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for Ventura verdict
  • Recipient, Sidney P. Gislason Scholarship, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Recipient, Accounting Program Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
  • Recipient, Distinguished Student Scholarship
  • Recognized as Southwest State University Outstanding Accounting Scholar, 2000
  • Southwest State University Honors Program, 1996–2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors of Enviroleach Technology Resources (CSE: ETI) (OTCQB: EVLLF)
  • Former Treasurer, Member of the Board of Directors, Christian Legal Society
  • Member, Christian Men’s Business Connection