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April 29, 2022

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Thome Named to 2022 Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30

Wanta Thome founding member and esteemed attorney Joni Thome was honored by being named to the Minnesota Lawyer’s prestigious POWER 30 list for the 2022 edition. This list is not just any accolade; it is a recognition by Minnesota Lawyer of those “employment lawyers whose mere presence on a case signifies the stakes, who have influenced the direction of the law, whose leadership in the community is pervasive and whose respect within the bar is undeniable.” The selection process for the POWER 30 is rigorous, involving meticulous research, comprehensive interviews, and an evaluation of case outcomes, ensuring that only the most impactful attorneys are recognized.

Joni Thome’s legal career is distinguished not only by this recent accolade but also by her foundational role in Baillon Thome Jozwiak and Wanta LLP. Established in 2011, this firm made significant strides under her leadership. The journey continued, and at the dawn of 2023, Joni Thome, alongside Shawn Wanta, embarked on a new venture by founding Wanta Thome PLC. This new firm is a testament to their enduring dedication to advocating for employees’ rights. Together with Frances, Joni Thome has continued to champion the cause of employees who have faced unfair treatment from their employers.

Her advocacy is not just limited to negotiations and settlements. Joni Thome has a notable track record of successfully arguing cases before the highest courts in the land, including the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her legal prowess has not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by their inclusion in several prestigious lists, such as Super Lawyers, Top 50 Minnesota Women Super Lawyers, Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

Wanta Thome PLC’s commitment extends beyond the courtroom. They are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees and ensuring that justice is served. If you find yourself questioning your rights at work or facing unfair treatment by your employer, Wanta Thome PLC encourages you to reach out. Joni Thome and her team of experienced employment attorneys are readily available to provide guidance and support.

Wanta Thome PLC is committed to protecting the rights of employees. If you have questions about your rights at work, contact, Joni, or any of our employment attorneys by clicking here or calling us at 612-252-3570.

1. The POWER 30: Employment Law 2022 – Minnesota Lawyer (↩