About Craig W. Trepanier

Craig W. Trepanier is an attorney, co-founder, and President of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Trepanier represents businesses and individual clients in business, corporate, commercial litigation, non-competition, and employment law matters.  

As a corporate and business lawyer, Craig provides counsel to new and emerging companies including business formation, incorporations, LLCs, buy-sell agreements, partnership agreements, contracts, negotiations, commercial real estate, and legal compliance.  In addition, he serves as outside corporate counsel for established businesses.

As a commercial litigator, Craig represents businesses and individuals in a variety of business disputes including breach of contract, replevin, collection, shareholder disputes, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, fraud, misrepresentation, and business torts. 

As a labor and employment lawyer, Craig represents both employers and individual employees in matters involving executive compensation, employee handbooks, employment contracts, breach of contract, unpaid wages and commissions, termination of sales representatives, non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, MHRA, Title VII, DOT and Non-DOT drug and alcohol testing, and whistleblower disputes.

Craig routinely represents both employers and individuals before the state and federal courts, the EEOC, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department, the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, and other administrative agencies in breach of employment contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, non-competition, and unemployment compensation claims, charges and lawsuits.  

He regularly advises employers on corporate restructuring, compliance with WARN Act and state plant closing legislation, reductions-in-force (RIFs), and layoffs.  Mr. Trepanier prepares and negotiates separation agreements and severance packages for both employers and employees.

Mr. Trepanier prepares employee handbooks and a variety of company policies, including EEO policies, sexual harassment policies, FMLA policies, and computer usage and Internet monitoring policies.  He has extensive experience drafting DOT and Non-DOT drug and alcohol testing policies and litigating claims under the Minnesota Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act.

Craig routinely lectures on business and employment law topics ranging from non-compete agreements to employee handbooks and drug testing in the workplace. 

Craig has been named a "Super Lawyer" of the Twin Cities legal profession by his peers as reported in Minnesota Law & Politics magazine, a designation granted to only 5% of the attorneys in the State of Minnesota.  Prior to that, he was named a “Rising Star” for many years by the same publication.


Craig W. Trepanier Attorney Biography:  Craig W. Trepanier is the co-founder and President of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  His complete professional biography is on the Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. website.

Craig W. Trepanier Attorney Super Lawyers Profile:  Craig W. Trepanier has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, an award given to only 5% of the lawyers in the State of Minnesota.  Visit his Super Lawyers profile.

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Craig W. Trepanier Attorney Minnesota Find A Lawyer Profile:  Craig W. Trepanier is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and participates in its lawyer referral service.  Craig W. Trepanier Attorney LinkedIn Profile:  Craig W. Trepanier is a member of LinkedIn.  To become part of Craig's professional network, visit his LinkedIn profile and "get connected."  Craig's LinkedIn profile also contains detailed information about his professional career.


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orney Craig W. Trepanier practices primarily in the areas of non-compete law, labor and employment law, corporate and business law including commercial litigation, and drug and alcohol testing law.  To learn more about Mr. Trepanier's experience, select on of the following areas:


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Craig W. Trepanier, Esq.
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55415
Phone:  612.455.0502
Fax:  612.455.0501