About James W. Delaplain


Of Counsel

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Phone: 612-874-6109
  • Fax: 612-767-6347
  • E-Mail: E-mail Me

Jim Delaplain has been practicing law for 25 years. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. His broad experience includes civil and criminal practice, jury trials, court trials, litigation, mediation, and negotiations. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, the Federal District Court of Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. His primary practice includes family law and civil litigation, including business disputes and constructions litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Civil Litigation
  • 30% Family Law
  • 30% Employment Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • Collections & Repossessions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability & Illness Discrimination
  • Police Misconduct
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Construction Liens
  • Defects
  • Drug Violations
  • Felonies
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • Sex Offenses
  • Employment Law — Employee
  • Employee Rights — Employee
  • Employment Contracts — Employee
  • Employment Discrimination — Employee
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws — Employee
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Trademarks
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
  • Property Damage
  • Slip and Fall
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1996


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • J.D. (Cum Laude) — 1996
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • B.A. — 1992
  • Major: Psychology

Past Employment Positions

  • James W. Delaplain, Attorney at Law, Solo Practitioner, 2002–2010
  • Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson & Nilan, Ltd., Associate Attorney, 1997–2003
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