More About Attorney Paul Lelii
Paul’s experience in 2003-2004, as a Judicial Law Clerk, provided him the valuable experience necessary to be a great lawyer because he can easily navigate client relationships and navigate through the court system easier by devising a calculated plan of action based upon his experience with the Court to obtain the best results for his clients.
Paying close attention to detail and dedicated to his work is a mode Mr. Lelii learned at a young age while he grew up in his family’s small Italian restaurant and pizza parlor business.
Mr. Lelii holds a strong conviction that to being a successful lawyer, you must use a mix of good common sense and detailed strategic planning to be able to vigorously represent clients. All cases must be approached with diplomacy by first doing no harm to the client’s case; and, by carefully following court procedural rules and making good-faith arguments on behalf of clients, and never straying from complete professionalism. This approach is believed by Mr. Lelii to be the best in maintaining the integrity of the judiciary; moreover, practicing with diplomacy provides high-quality representation to clients. The art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way is natural for Mr. Lelii.
The Paul Lelii Law Office’s success has been and continues as a direct result of its mode of maintaining a high degree of professionalism and applying diplomatic principles on each case to obtain a favorable outcome for clients of the firm.
Upon completion of his Judicial Clerkship, Mr. Lelii founded the Paul Lelii Law Office in 2004, focusing on labor and employment cases, including extensive practice before state and federal equal employment opportunity agencies.
Starting in 2005 through 2012, Mr. Lelii served as a volunteer mediator for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights; whereas, he assisted the parties to solve the discrimination charges by using his invaluable knowledge and experience. Mr. Lelii has also worked in business and family immigration, immigration court, criminal defense (adult and juvenile), and other general civil litigation matters since 2004. A significant portion of his career, Mr. Lelii practiced before Minnesota state criminal court representing defendants in seeking their freedom.
Mr. Lelii has also provided pro bono services for the Cambodian Community nationwide regarding certain green card holders that must repatriate back to Cambodia (deportation issues). Further, as a part of his pro bono endeavors for Cambodians, Mr. Lelii frequently provides the Cambodian Museum (IKARE) of Saint Paul legal advice pro bono.
Mr. Lelii is an experienced counselor and litigator, with proven success representing a wide range of clients in employment law matters. Mr. Lelii has an extensive appearance history in state and federal court, including life-cycle representation throughout complex trials. Mr. Lelii is a meticulously detail-oriented lawyer with strong writing, critical thinking, research, and excellent verbal communication skills.
Minnesota State Supreme Court (2004)
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2004)
Social Security Disability Representative (2012)
Immigration Court (2017)
Professional Associations and Membership
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Department of Human Rights (Volunteer Mediator 2005 - 2012)
International Khmer Assembly (IKARE)(Cambodian Museum, a Non-for Profit) (2011 to present)
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