Gregory S. Madsen
For more than three decades, Greg Madsen has advised school districts on virtually all phases of education law, including employee discipline and discharge proceedings, discrimination and harassment claims, labor arbitration disputes, student disciplinary matters, and data privacy, constitutional, and collective bargaining issues.
Greg has a special appreciation for the needs of public and private employers seeking assistance in establishing preventive labor and employment practices. Greg is a Minnesota State Bar Association Board-Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, and previously was Director of Employee Relations and Labor Relations Counsel at Republic Airlines, Inc. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and provides training on various labor, employment, and education law issues.
Greg served his community as a school board member of the Mounds View School District from 2008-2018. While attending the University of Minnesota, Greg covered the Minnesota State Legislature, the Minneapolis City Council and other governmental, legal, and political affairs as a reporter and editor for the Minnesota Daily. He received his undergraduate degree in Journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and was selected as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar. Greg also received his law degree from the University of Minnesota, where he taught legal research and writing.
Greg and his wife Ellie live in Arden Hills with their dog, Cholie. They have three sons, Andy, Quinn, and Ethan.
Greg has this to say about Kennedy & Graven: I’ve been honored to have spent most of my professional life representing School Districts and other institutions that are dedicated to the needs of the people they serve. Kennedy & Graven strives to provide that same dedication to the clients it serves.
Education University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota Juris Doctor – 1981
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota B.A. (magna cum laude) – 1978 Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Major: Journalism
Bar Admissions Minnesota, 1982 California, 1986 U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1982 U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986 U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1991 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986 U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1998 U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
Professional Associations and Memberships Minnesota Association of School Administrators Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators Minnesota School Boards Association Minnesota Council of School Attorneys National Council of School Attorneys Hennepin County Bar Association Minnesota State Bar Association California State Bar Association