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About Benjamin

In or out of the courtroom, my ability to share a compelling story is a skill I use to advocate for clients facing problems with a former or current employer. Prior to law school I hones those skills as a television news anchor and reporter with CBS and FOX affiliates in Michigan and worked with a South African national news network in Cape Town and Johannesburg. At my law firm, Haller Kwan LLP, I represent employees who have been treated illegally in the workplace. My empathy for workers was nurtured from an early age. My father is an immigrant from China. He arrived with the proverbial 'nothing but the clothes on his back.' To him, work was the only path to a better life and – quite frankly – dignity. To this day, my father serves as a role model for my advocacy. I work hard to put my clients first, and at ease. To me, it's personal. Spending extra time to ensure a client understands the legal process, making the additional phone call or sending the detailed email, are all part my commitment to help my clients reclaim their dignity and move forward with their lives. I am the President on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and maintain close ties to the Twin Cities media community socially and as a contributing columnist at Minnesota Lawyer. And, from time to time, if you're lucky, you'll find me slinging chop suey at my family's Chinese restaurant in Eden Prairie.

work Experience

Winthrop & Weinstine Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2015

Halunen Law Jan. 1, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2017

Haller Kwan LLP Jan. 1, 2017 - Current
Managing Partner

school Education

Northwestern University - 2005
BS - Bachelor of Science

University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis - 2013
JD - Juris Doctor


Medal of Excellence
American Bankruptcy Institute


Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2010 - 2013

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2013 - 2014

Vice President
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2014 - 2015

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2015 - 2016

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2016 - 2017

Vice President, Special Events
Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)
2017 - 2018

Governing Council Member
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law
2017 - 2018

National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)
2015 - Current

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