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Smart and practical. Strategic and tenacious. Friendly and accessible. Best & Flanagan’s practice is founded on the belief that we provide the best advice when we understand our clients, their businesses, their goals and their people, and when the lines of communication with our clients and their other advisors are broad and deep. Whether we are providing business or real estate advice, individual estate and private wealth planning or representation in a dispute, you can expect a customized approach and a team dedicated to understanding where you want to go and helping you get there.
John A. Sullivan / Attorney
Ashleigh LeitchAshleigh Leitch
Ashleigh M. Leitch / Attorney
Rebecca ChaffeeRebecca Chaffee
Rebecca A. Chaffee / Attorney
Joel SchroederJoel Schroeder
Joel P. Schroeder / Attorney
Jennifer OlsonJennifer Olson
Jennifer L. Olson / Attorney

My goal is to get the right result for you, whether conducting an investigation, negotiating a settlement, pursuing a lawsuit through trial, or advocating upon appeal.

Ashleigh Leitch specializes in employment litigation and advice for companies, non-profits, municipalities, and individuals. As a member of the labor and employment team, Ashleigh has handled cases involving non-compete, medical and parenting leaves, trade secret, wage and hour, and discrimination claims in state and federal court. Ashleigh has also written and revised employee handbooks and has presented on topics ranging from Minneapolis’s paid sick leave ordinance to medical marijuana in the workplace.

Rebecca Chaffee

Rebecca A. Chaffee is a member of the Family Law practice area. She works with and counsels parents, spouses, grandparents and other relatives to resolve their most difficult financial and personal issues. Rebecca’s approach is to help her client create a fair and dignified settlement. When settlement is not possible, she zealously and diligently advocates for her client through the litigation process.


I listen. I get to the heart of the matter. And I always try to score a win for our clients.

Joel Schroeder is a partner at Best & Flanagan, and focuses his practice on labor and employment law, and non-compete, trade-secret and other commercial litigation.  Named one of the top 100 lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers, Joel defends companies in court and advises employers on the patchwork of federal, state and local employment laws.  He is retained by companies to conduct employment investigations when a neutral third party is needed.  He has represented Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, executives and a foreign government.  


Best & Flanagan litigators are not only strong advocates in the courtroom, but also practical problem solvers when it comes to disputes that can be resolved before litigation even starts.

Jennifer Olson is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on complex business and commercial litigation. She represents companies and individuals in business lawsuits nationwide. Jennifer has represented clients in matters involving a diverse array of legal issues, including class actions, shareholder disputes, employment claims, contract disputes, business torts, and probate litigation. She develops creative legal solutions that help her clients effectively resolve disputes and achieve their business goals.

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