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Steven Andrew  Smith

Steven Andrew Smith

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Named one of “The Best Lawyers in America” for the last two years and named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list each year since 2002, Steven Andrew Smith brings a high level of trial experience, attention to detail, and personal service to each of his cases. Steve’s devotion to his client’s cause and open-mindedness have earned him wide respect in the legal community.

With multiple plaintiffs’ verdicts in each of the last three decades, Steve is both familiar with and comfortable in the courtroom. Steve’s trial experience includes trials to verdict in sexual harassment, whistleblower, reprisal/retaliation, commission, contract, gender discrimination, marital status discrimination, disability, and wage and hour claims. In addition to his trial successes, Steve has litigated several notable cases having substantial effect on employees’ rights under state and federal employment laws.

Steve is often invited to lecture on employment issues both nationally and locally because of his easy-going demeanor and professionalism. He has also authored a number of articles on employment law issues such as sexual harassment in the workplace.


J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, 1995, cum laude
B.A. Concordia College - Moorhead, 1990


Minnesota Supreme Court
8th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court – District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin


2014 Recipient of Karla Wahl Dedicated Advocacy Award from MN NELA
Named one of "The Best Lawyers in America" 2014-2015
Named to the Super Lawyers list, Minnesota Super Lawyers,
         Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and Twin Cities Business 2002-2014
 Recipient of "2011 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award" from the
        United States District Court - District of Minnesota
 Named one of the “Top 40 Employment Law Lawyers,” Minnesota Law
       and Politics
Named a “Top Lawyer,” Mpls./St. Paul Magazine
Named in “Who’s Who in Employment Law,” Minnesota Law and Politics
Received Martindale Hubble, AV® Preeminent™ rating

Practice Areas

Plaintiffs’ Employment Litigation
Whistleblower-Qui Tam


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