Margaret Skelton

730 Second Avenue S.
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-0060 (phone)
(612) 339-0038 (fax)


-William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
-University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with honors


-U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
-Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
-U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas

-Labor and Employment Law
-Civil Litigation
-School Law
-Municipal Law


-Council of School Attorneys
-Dakota County Bar Association
-Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
-Minnesota Public Employer Labor Relations Association
-Minnesota School Boards Association
-Minnesota State Bar Association
-Minnesota Women Lawyers

Margaret A. Skelton

Margaret Skelton is a Shareholder of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney. She has been practicing for over 20 years in the areas of labor and employment law, school law, municipal law and general civil litigation. She represents public entities including school districts, cities and counties in all aspects of public sector employment law. She routinely represents management in grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations and negotiations of collective bargaining agreements. She has tried cases to juries in state and federal court on a variety of matters. She has also argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, Ms. Skelton was an Assistant St. Paul City Attorney in the civil litigation division. She advised and defended the City of St. Paul in a variety of lawsuits in state and federal court.

When she is not representing public entities, Margaret enjoys watching her two boys in their various school sporting events (hockey, basketball, soccer, track, golf); waterskiing and hiking.

Representative Cases

-Emerson v. Independent School District No. 199, 809 N.W.2d 679 (Minn. 2012)
-Blumhardt v. Independent School District No. 361, 2012 WL 16589222 (Minn. App. 2012)
-Mumid et. al. v. Minneapolis Public Schools, 618 F.3d 789 (8th Cir. 2010)
-M.Y. et. al. v. Special School District No. 1, 544 F.3d 885 (8th Cir. 2008)