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Chad A. Staul Attorney


Areas of Practice:

Attorney Bio

Chad, a native of Jamestown, North Dakota, concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Government Law

Chad advises clients on a wide variety of issues including:

  • Employment Counseling
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Independent Contractor
  • Workplace Investigations of Discrimination, Harassment,
    Retaliation and Other Employee Complaints
  • Employment Policies and Contracts, Including Employment Separation, Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Other Agreements
  • Federal, State, and Local Agency Regulatory Compliance
  • Management and Supervisor Training

Education & Experience

Chad graduated from St. Cloud State University. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the Hamline University School of Law where he maintained a position on the Dean’s List throughout. While attending law school he was a member of the Hamline Law Review and active with Mediation Moot Court.   Prior to joining Rinke Noonan, Chad’s experience included work as a Senior Employment Law Attorney for a Midwest based labor and employment law firm, with a regional practice. He also worked as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of St. Paul

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit


Chad is a current member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association, and an alumni member of the fraternity Delta Sigma Phi – Zeta Xi Chapter located at St. Cloud State. He was a former planning commissioner for the City of Elk River, and a past Volunteer with the Sherburne County Legal Advice Clinic. Chad was recognized as a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016 by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Chad enjoys presenting seminars on the latest employment topics.  His past seminars include:

  • Workplace Violence: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
  • Avoid Striking Out with Employee Pay
  • Avoiding Common Pay Practice Pitfalls
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Handbook Drafting
  • Medical Marijuana and its Impact on Employers
  • The EEOC’s Stepped-Up Pursuit of Criminal Record Discrimination
  • This Company Sucks: “Like?” – Drafting a lawful social network policy under current NLRB standards
  • Three Keys to Lawful Background Checks


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