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LARRY J. PETERSON
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Larry J. Peterson's key attributes:

  • Experienced and knowledgeable in the law
  • Business owner and manager
  • Strong advocate

 

 

 

 

 

Larry J. Peterson completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota. Larry obtained his degree at William Mitchell College of law in St. Paul Minnesota in 1975. He is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is a member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers' Association and the American and Minnesota Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Federal District Court and 7th and 8th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.

 

Larry is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law teaching workers compensation law. He started his legal career at Fitch & Johnson, a premier workers' compensation defense firm. He was a partner at Fitch & Johnson from 1977 to 1983. He started our firm in 1983.

 

Larry wants to be involved early in the case. He prides himself on his ability to create a case strategy to avoid legal fees and trial costs. Yet when necessary, he enjoys the "rush" of the courtroom.

 

Larry serves as mediator/arbitrator for the Minnesota Construction Crafts Union Fund administered by Wilson McShane Corporation. He also works to reduce overall workers' compensation costs through Workers Compensation Modifier Controllers, Inc. (www.wcmcinc.com/).

 

Current Employment Position(s):
Managing Partner

Areas Of Practice:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Debtor/Creditor
Eminent Domain
Employment Law -- Employer
Labor Law
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Workers' Compensation Law

 

Litigation Percentage:
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

 

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1975
Wisconsin, 1986
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991

 

Education:
William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1975
J.D.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1971
B.A.
Major: Sociology


Birth Information:
March 5, 1948
 

 


 

 

ARLEN R. LOGREN

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Arlen R. Logren's key attributes:

  • His trial and advocacy skills
  • Artful negotiator
  • Intimately involved in each case to best pursue his client's interests

 

 

 

 

 

Arlen R. Logren received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1976. He graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law with his Juris Doctor in 1980. Arlen is licensed to practice in Minnesota State and Federal District Courts and the North Dakota Federal District Court. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute.

 

Arlen practices in the areas of civil litigation involving jury trials, workers' compensation and arbitrations on behalf of defendants whether insured or self-insured. He prides himself in his ability to always know the nuts and bolts of his client's file, both substantively and procedurally at any given time. Arlen has handled multiple jury trials to successful defense verdict including matters involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, products liability, wrongful death and dram shop. He has defended hundreds of workers' compensation matters in the Minnesota administrative courts. He has prosecuted appeals to the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, the Intermediate Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is familiar with and has handled insurance coverage disputes and he has represented asbestos products defendants for over 15 years in District Court litigation.

 

Arlen enjoys his contacts with his clients and principals. He would enjoy the opportunity to work with you to meet your legal needs. Advising and strategizing with his clients and principals is the most enjoyable part of his work up for trial or hearing. Presenting a plan that has been jointly devised with the client for trial or hearing provides for a successful defense.

 

Current Employment Position(s):
Partner

 

Areas Of Practice:
Civil Litigation
Jury Trials
Workers' Compensation
Arbitrations
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Slip and Fall
Products Liability
Wrongful Death
Dram Shop

 

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

 

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1981
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Minnesota
U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Federal Courts, 1981

 

Education:
William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1980
Juris Doctor
University of Minnesota, 1976

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
 
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
 
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Member
 
Defense Research Institute, Member

Birth Information:
July 29, 1954, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

 


 

T. MICHAEL KILBURY
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Michael Kilbury's key attributes:

  • Adept at anticipating and explaining the wrong turns a claim can take
  • Very facile with medical information
  • Balances legal and practical considerations

 

 

 

 

 

T. Michael Kilbury has been working with Larry Peterson since 1982. Over the past sixteen years, Mike has witnessed workers' compensation claims evolving into a range of employment issues such as unemployment, Minnesota Human Rights Act, ADA, ADEA, and Hostile Workplace Discrimination Claims. Union contract and grievance issues pose additional complicating questions. Mike is interested in these interrelated legal practice areas. Mike understands that workers' compensation claims cannot be addressed and resolved in isolation. Mike's knowledge of the interplay of various regulations and the workplace contributes to his clients' success and profit. Mike advocates resolving conflicts and establishing workplace policy consistent with legal requirements, while reserving management's flexibility to respond to business needs.

 

Advice from Mike to most clients about litigation: "The inside of a courtroom is a place like no other. There's nowhere else I'd rather be, but for you, as my client, it is a place to avoid."

 

Mike is a 1975 graduate of University of Minnesota, and a 1984 graduate of William Mitchell College of law. Between college and law school he made a six-year foray into the bar/restaurant/housing management industry.

 

He is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law teaching workers compensation law and is admitted to practice before all state courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Federal courts of the State of Minnesota.

 

Current Employment Position(s):
Partner

Areas Of Practice:
Employment Law -- Employer
Labor Law
Workers' Compensation Law
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1984
Wisconsin, 1990
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1996

Education:
William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1984
J.D.
 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Speech Communication

Birth Information:
1952

 


 

BRENT KLEFFMAN

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Current Employment Position(s):
Associate

 

Areas Of Practice:
Employment Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Real Estate Law
Personal Injury Law
Automobile Liability
Commercial Collections
 
 
Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 2006
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2007

 

 
Education:
University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
J.D.
Honors: Dean's Award - Torts
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2003
B.A.
Honors: cum laude