Joelle Groshek



Joelle Groshek represents businesses in heavily regulated industries in litigation and investigations, with a special focus on administrative law and regulatory enforcement. Joelle has represented clients in DOJ criminal and False Claims Act and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act investigations, as well as before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the IRS and various state agencies. She has litigated against Minnesota government agencies in contested case hearings, district court, special agency hearings and at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. More proactively, Joelle’s work also extends to internal investigations.

Her experience in criminal, administrative and civil litigation gives Joelle special insight into the collateral consequences of any piece of litigation. Having spent her formative new-attorney years helping good people through their worst days, Joelle has developed keen listening and observational skills that enable her to develop incisive, winning strategies — whether at the negotiation table or in the court room. Highly organized and responsive, Joelle keeps cases moving with a client-centered approach.

Personal Interests

Joelle is a passionate home cook and casual sommelier. She spends her free time with her husband, two parakeets, Beau and Mr. Earl Grey, and her all-terrain, adventure-ready and well-dressed Italian Greyhound, Enzo Furrari.


Bar Admissions



Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Mitchell Hamline Law Review (executive editor) (2016)

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude (2010)

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Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Joelle maintains an active pro bono practice focused on wrongful convictions and criminal expungements. She enjoys using her experience in this area to help mentor young associates in developing contested hearing, trial preparation, and broad case strategy and storytelling skills.


  • Great North Innocence Project — Pro Bono Champions of the Year, 2023
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • Super Lawyers — Rising Star, White Collar Defense, 2019
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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