David Brandis

David Brandis (1)
4601 Weston Woods Way
St. Paul, MN 55127

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Main: 651-288-9500
Fax: 651-288-0227

David Brandis is an associate attorney with the firm. Before joining YJB, David worked in the Public Defender’s Office and an employment-litigation firm in the Twin Cities. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before graduating magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was named to the Dean’s List three consecutive years and served as a managing editor and articles editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)
  • Federal Rail Safety Act (Whistleblower)
  • Federal Safety Appliance Act (FSAA)
  • Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA)

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2016


  • University of Minnesota Law School, 2011, JD
    magna cum laude

    • Dean’s List, 2009-2011
    • Recipient, Mooty Scholarship, Ramsey County Bar Scholarship and Shapira Roseoff Scholarship
    • Editor, Minnesota Journal of International Law
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006, BA in International Studies, Political Science and French, Certificate in European Studies