Leonard Segal Partner

PHONE: (952) 358-7408



Leonard Segal is all about getting ahead of business problems and getting squarely behind his clients at Segal Duffek Moen. Whether your business employs six people or six hundred, and whether you are a for-profit company or a non-profit entity, Lenny has it all covered.  With over 30 years of experience, Lenny will help with all of your employment and labor law needs (including those you don’t know you need—aka, “prevention”).

Whether you need help navigating a tricky employment situation, need training for your employees, have alleged employee misconduct that needs to be investigated, or simply want a handbook or contract drafted, Lenny brings an unwavering determination to help you improve your employee relations and prevent problems.  Employment laws and regulations are numerous and confusing.  Lenny brings clarity to the law and to the morass of regulations.

While Lenny enjoys helping clients do things correctly from the beginning, sometimes disputes do arise.  Whether it be a state or federal lawsuit, an unemployment insurance appeal, or a discrimination claim brought before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, or a local community’s human rights commission, Lenny has extensive experience representing clients before various governmental agencies.

What types of things can Lenny help you address?  While not exhaustive, the following list hopefully gives you a good sense of Lenny’s experience and how he can help you.

  • Preventing and responding to discrimination and harassment
  • Improving hiring practices
  • Discipline and discharge of employees
  • Preparing and enforcing non-competition and confidentiality agreements
  • Analyzing wage and hour matters, including properly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt and as employees or independent contractors
  • Complying with various employment and labor laws
  • Conducting lawful drug and alcohol testing
  • Handling unemployment insurance matters
  • Preparing and implement employment policies and practices
  • While Lenny’s practice focuses on businesses, he does help individuals with non-compete issues and who need an employment or severance agreement reviewed or negotiated.

Lenny is a 1993 graduate of the UCLA School of Law and a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree.

Lenny is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist.  Fewer than 3% of lawyers in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field.  In 2023, Lenny made the very exclusive list of Minnesota Super Lawyers for the 16th consecutive year!

Lenny is active both within the law and in his community.  For example:

  • He is a member of the Labor & Employment law sections of both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association
  • He is a past Chair (2012-2013) of the MSBA’s Practice Management & Marketing Section
  • He is a past President of the Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court (2022-2023), where he has been a member since 2004; previously, he served as Treasurer and Secretary
  • He served on the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Job Support Workshop for several years through August 2020
  • He currently serves as the Fundraising & Community Outreach Coordinator of the Golden Valley Girls Softball Association; previously, he served as President (2019-2022) and Vice President of the Junior League (2017-2019) for GVGS
  • He has served as a youth baseball and softball coach for the past several years



To be uncompromising in the areas that matter.
Success is earned through diligence, treating others with respect and busting one’s ass.


To think critically, participate fully, display creativity and do whatever it takes.


To prove by actions that you are trustworthy and accountable.


To see the value of interaction and collaboration. To simply not be a jerk.


To be unsatisfied with the stock answer or good-enough solution. To seek out new thinking and perspectives.