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Chelsea Vilchis is a versatile litigator and legal counselor who seamlessly navigates various practice areas within the firm, including product liability and complex torts, business litigation, and labor and employment.

In the realm of product liability and complex tort matters, Chelsea actively participates in trials across the country, assuming increasingly significant roles that involve case analyses and conducting depositions with key witnesses and experts. Her litigation experience extends to industries such as automotive and micromobility. Leveraging her background as an educator, she excels at simplifying complex design and legal concepts in order to ensure clear understanding for both clients and juries.

Within business litigation, Chelsea deftly defends clients in a wide range of single-plaintiff cases characterized by complex records and analyses. This includes handling ERISA and benefits litigation, collections and bankruptcy matters, and contract and agreement disputes.

Her skills and expertise extend to the field of employment law, where she passionately represents clients facing discrimination claims, allegations related to employment contracts, and more. Notably, Chelsea is deeply committed to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and utilizes her litigation skills to defend against individual and class action claims implicating DE&I concerns.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Chelsea enjoys spending her free time accompanying her Pomeranian to local breweries and following equestrian sports.

Key Practice Experience

Key Industry Experience

  • Automotive
  • Trucking
  • Micromobility
  • Agriculture
  • Retail
  • Finance/Banking
  • Small Business

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyers Committee; Chair, Sponsorship Committee
    • Labor and Employment Committee
    • Products Liability Committee
    • Litigation Skills Committee

Community Involvement

  • Secretary, Rosalie E. Wahl Legal Association of Women Students, Secretary, May 2018-present
  • University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) Campus Ambassador, Agriculture Future of America, 2013-2014

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