About Paul Lelii Law Office

Attorney Paul Lelii established the Paul Lelii Law Office in 2004. Today, we are here to help you recover your wages wrongfully stolen from you and your family or address workplace discrimination.

Paul received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1996 and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 2003. He attended law school in the evening division while working full-time at a solo attorney’s law office handling employment matters and protecting the rights of injured clients.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Lelii embarked on a one-year appointment, as a Judicial Law Clerk, to the Honorable Judge Lawrence T. Collins, Winona County District Judge, 3rd Judicial District of the Minnesota State Court system. This position immediately exposed him to the courtroom because he assisted the Judge in resolving all legal issues presented to the Court for resolution.


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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 the court system by devising a calculated plan of action based on his experience with the Court. He works to obtain the best results for his clients.

Paying close attention to detail and dedication 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 strongly believes that to be a successful lawyer, you must use good common sense and detailed strategic planning to represent clients vigorously. All cases must be approached with diplomacy by first doing no harm to the client’s case, carefully following court procedural rules, making good-faith arguments on behalf of clients, and never straying from complete professionalism. Mr. Lelii believes this approach to be the best in maintaining the judiciary’s integrity; moreover, practicing diplomacy provides high-quality representation to clients. The art of dealing with people sensitively and effectively is natural for Mr. Lelii.

The Paul Lelii Law Office’s success has been a direct result of maintaining a high degree of professionalism and applying diplomatic principles in each case to obtain a favorable outcome for clients of the firm.

Upon completing 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.

From 2005 through 2012, Mr. Lelii served as a volunteer mediator for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights; he assisted the parties in solving the discrimination charges 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. For 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 solid writing, critical thinking, research, and excellent verbal communication skills.


Bar Admissions

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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