Our People

Skemp_WHT_3144_Large
Brittany Bachman Skemp
Associate

Phone: 612.256.3275
Fax: 612.338.4878
Email Brittany »
Download Contact Card »

Brittany Bachman Skemp

Brittany fights for employees’ rights to hard-earned wages as part of Nichols Kaster’s National Wage and Hour Litigation Team.  Focusing on class and collective actions, Brittany represents workers seeking recovery of commission payments, minimum wage, overtime, and improper meal and break deductions.

Brittany first joined Nichols Kaster as a legal assistant in 2008 and worked as a law clerk at Nichols Kaster in 2012. During law school, Brittany was a judicial extern for the Honorable Joan Ericksen and worked as a student attorney, representing low-income individuals in employment matters. She was also a member of the executive board of the William Mitchell Law Review.

Immediately after law school Brittany worked in the judicial system, serving as a judicial law clerk to Judge Thomas J. Kalitowski and Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She continues to serve the public by acting as the community-service director of the New Lawyers Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Admissions
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Central District of Illinois
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Minnesota
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota
Education
  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, magna cum laude
  • B.A. University of St. Thomas
Publications / Speaking Engagements
  • Contributor to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Third Edition, 2015 to 2017
  • Co-presenter "Employees vs. Independent Contractor: What's the Difference and Why Does it Matter?" Tools of the Trade. 2015
  • Co-author of "Beyond the Minimum Wage: How the FLSA's Broad Social and Economic Protections Support Its Application to Workers Who Earn a Substantial Income"; Published in the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment, summer of 2015
  • "Understanding the Appellate Process", Dakota County District Court, 2014
  • "Subjective Inquiry into a Defendant's State of Mind: Should Psychiatric Expert Testimony be Allowed or Disprove Mens Rea?", 38 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 491, 2011
  • "The Five Minnesota Supreme Court Cases You Should Know About", William Mitchell Law Review Spring Symposium, 2012
Titles / Awards / Memberships
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • New Lawyers Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • CALI Award Winner in Persuasive Legal Writing
  • Burton Award Nominee