Denise Tataryn

Denise Tataryn Nolan, Thompson, Leighton & Tataryn, PLC 595 Southgate Office Plaza 5001 American Boulevard West Bloomington, MN 55437
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Phone: (952)405-7171 (952)405-7178 (Direct Line)
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Fax: (952) 224-0647

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Denise Tataryn graduated magna cum laude from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and received her law degree from Hamline University School of Law. Ms. Tataryn is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Minnesota and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, but her ERISA Litigation practice is a nationwide practice that brings her to courts across the country. She is a member of the Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Associations and serves on the Minnesota Employee Benefits Section Council. She has been selected to Super Lawyers since 2007 and selected to Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers (2010-2011) and Top 100 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers (2007-2009).

Ms. Tataryn has practiced in the employment law and ERISA Litigation areas since 1987. Ms. Tataryn gained special expertise in ERISA as a senior counsel at Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in Washington, D.C., from 1991 – 1997. Her private practice includes all aspects of ERISA benefit claims, including strategic planning before and after filing a claim, appeals and litigation of denied claims, lump sum settlements, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. In addition to successfully representing hundreds of benefit claimants, Ms. Tataryn’s employment law practice covers a broad area, from pre-employment agreements to post-employment severance packages, non-compete restrictions, and wrongful termination.

Ms. Tataryn is a frequent speaker on disability, employment and ERISA topics, and is an active volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Areas Of Practice:
Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Disability
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment & Non-compete Agreements
  • Severance Packages
  • Unemployment
  • Wage claims

ERISA STD & LTD claims

ERISA health care claims

ERISA life insurance claims

ERISA pension claims

Private Disability claims

Bar Admissions:
State of Minnesota. 1986
U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
Hamline University School of Law, 1986

Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1983

Honors: magna cum laude

Phi Kappa Phi

Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations & Memberships:
MSBA Employee Benefits Council, 2018 – present

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Volunteer

Arthritis Foundation, Minnesota Board Member (2007 – 2017)