Schaan P. Barth

Partner Minneapolis
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Schaan Barth is a partner in the Litigation practice group. Schaan believes that building frank and honest relationships with his clients creates effective professional and personal client relationships. His clients’ goals and issues are his own goals and issues. He strives to provide a roadmap for clients so they know what to expect throughout his representation of them as an individual or business.

Schaan received his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and was the assistant editor of the William Mitchell Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in English and political science from North Dakota State University, where he also graduated summa cum laude. His undergraduate and legal education equipped him with skills to excel in the practice of law such as critical reading, effective writing, and advocacy.

Prior to joining Taft, Schaan was an associate at a full-service law firm in Eden Prairie, Minn., where his practice emphasized commercial litigation, general litigation, business law, appeals, and employment law. Schaan also clerked for the Honorable Christian Wilton of Minnesota’s First Judicial District.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment (2022 – 2024)

All Service Areas


  • William Mitchell College of Law

    JD, summa cum laude

  • North Dakota State University

    BA, summa cum laude


  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

“Financial Employers Conducting Employee Background Checks Must be Mindful of Trends in State and Federal Law,” Minnesota Bankers Association News (September/October 2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Civil Litigation Section


  • Dakota County Bar Association


  • Dakota County Regional Chamber


  • Friends of Dorothy Day

    Volunteer Board, Member-at-Large