ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Fired Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb has hired the Bloomington law firm of Villaume & Schiek ahead of possible legal action against the Senate, according to State Capitol sources.

Brodkorb was fired after Sen. Amy Koch quit her post as Majority Leader, and admitted an “inappropriate relationship.”

Capitol sources tell WCCO-TV, Koch will not be a defendant in, or the subject of, any legal action by Brodkorb.

The Villaume & Schiek law firm specializes in criminal defense and employment law.

Comments (19)
  1. Rogue Elephant says:

    Hmm. It’s going to be really, really difficult for him to sue Dayton or the DFL for this. Does that mean that he’s going after his own party? I thought Rule #1 for the GOP was party discipline and unity.

    1. Chris says:

      What are you talking about?
      He is suing the “SENATE” because he was working as staff to the Senate…
      Not the GOP or the DFL.

  2. G Dog says:

    Yowza, Amy Koch’s boy-toy hired a serious attack dog in Phil Villaume…..

  3. Paula Jones says:

    Get out your checkbook, Minnesota!

  4. Ha ha says:

    Oh good luck!! Phil Villiaume is about as bad as they come!!

  5. maxey says:

    If he’s the one Amy hooked up with, he needs a psychiatrist more than a lawyer.

    1. Tom says:

      @ maxey

      That is true! Just makes you wonder what her hubby looks like?

  6. scott says:

    This is going to cost the GOP big time (and Minnesota too). Part of me says great, maybe the DFL can regain the majority. Another part says this is not good for any of us. Political,or morally. I mean, I don’t want to hear any more. I really don’t. A lawsuit will only put it in the news forEVER.

    1. Jake says:

      The State could pay an awful lot of these kinds of settlements and still be far better off financially than it would be if the DFL takes over and pays back all of its political allies with tax dollars.

  7. Casey says:

    That’s all I think when I see his face. He actually hit that ginormous ga-donka-donk.

    1. Fishing guy says:

      ….bet he put “white-caps” on it too!!!!

  8. Larry F. says:

    You’re a gem your self.

  9. me says:

    Why are we talking about the way he looks? Seriously???

  10. Engineer says:

    Once again, the GOP train careens off the tracks. It’d be entertaining if it wasn’t so darn expensive for the common people.

  11. Amy Amy Amy says:

    I think Pat Kessler is the greatest journalist in the entire world…If you want hard hitting news…Pat’s your guy…good job Pat, it’s great that you give everyone a voice….

  12. frozenrunner says:

    Perhaps sensored again? Minnesota is a freewil work state. If he did not have a contract it can be goodbye at any time unless he fell into a protected class. Hiring a lawyer to extort money, it is the American way

  13. get out says:

    It takes two to tango. He bears substantial responsibility for an inappropriate relationship that cost a Senator her job and brought disgrace upon his party and the Senate. Did he believe that he would not be held accountable for his actions? What Senator, DFL or GOP, would want this man to remain in their employ? Amy Koch becomes the target for vile self righteous vitriol, loses her senate leadership post,and he is supposed to carry on in his job as if he had no part in it? He shouldn’t have waited to be fired. He should have taken responsibility and left rather than counting on the old double standard to save his bacon.

  14. Swamp Rat says:

    Hey Minnesota Capitol watchers, here is another chapter to the MN GOP political soap–“As Minnesota Churns”!!! Don’t you love it? Stay tuned………….

  15. tom says:

    What a hypocrite !

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