Brent D. Kettelkamp

Associate || Minneapolis

Brent is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Brent’s practice is devoted to representing both large and small businesses in employment litigation and labor law matters. He has represented clients in all areas of employment law including, FMLA, ADA, employment discrimination claims, non-compete/non-solicitation, and other various employment-related disputes. Brent also has experience representing clients in commercial disputes including, breach of contract, construction-related claims, residential mortgage-backed securities, fraud/misrepresentation, real estate, and insurance coverage matters. Brent has experience representing clients through all stages of the litigation lifecycle, from initial case filing through appeal.

Brent earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, where he also earned Dean’s List honors. He received his undergraduate degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Bethel University.

Outside of the office, Brent enjoys playing hockey and golf, and spending time with his wife and three sons.

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Employment and Labor Litigation

  • Discrimination, reprisal, and whistleblower claims
  • EEOC, MDHR, and ULP charge responses
  • FMLA, ADA, FLSA, and MHRA claims
  • Non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secret claims
  • Drug testing compliance and litigation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Employee misconduct complaints

Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud/misrepresentation claims
  • Construction disputes and related litigation
  • Mortgage lender and servicing litigation
  • Loan document enforcement
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Business torts
  • Insurance coverage counseling and litigation


  • J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 2012
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Bethel University, 2009

Admittance to Practice

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Tubman Safety Project, pro bono attorney
  • Adjunct Professor – Mitchell Hamline College of Law

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