Firm News Archive

*As of December 2016, Cousineau McGuire began operating as two firms: Cousineau, Waldhauser & Kieselbach, P.A. and Cousineau, Van Bergen, McNee & Malone, P.A.

June 22, 2017 CWK Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that Jim Waldhauser and Tom Kieselbach have once again been selected as Super Lawyers (2017).  Whitney Teel has been selected as a Rising Star (2017).   The selection process for Super Lawyers has been patented (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564).  The selection process...

May 17, 2017 Registration link available for 2017 CWK Workers’ Compensation Seminar

CWK Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar featuring guest speaker Chris Johnson, M.D. Friday, July 28, 2017 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hilton Bloomington 3900 American Blvd. West (near 494W & France Avenue) Bloomington, MN 55437   Back by Popular Demand! Don't miss our annual workers' compensation seminar, our most popular event of the year...

March 24, 2017 2017 Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium – May 11, 2017

The annual Minnesota Workers' Compensation Symposium will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Brooklyn Park, MN, on May 11, 2017. This is the largest and most comprehensive Workers' Compensation seminar in Minnesota. The topics will be diverse, with presentations by medical, rehabilitation, psychological experts, as...

March 23, 2017 CWK Featured in Attorney At Law

Cousineau, Waldhauser & Kieselbach PA was featured in March 2017 edition of the Attorney At Law Magazine - Minnesota Edition.  Follow this link to review the article....

March 8, 2017 CWK Best Lawyers & Tier One Ranking

We are proud to announce that CWK shareholders Jim Waldhauser, Tom Kieselbach, Mark Kleinschmidt, Dick Schmidt, and Tom Coleman were once again included in Best Lawyers in America 2017 Edition, continuing a history of excellence and peer recognition.   We are also pleased to announce that our...

September 6, 2016 Cousineau McGuire Announces That It Will Operate As Two Firms

Cousineau McGuire is pleased to announce that its Workers Compensation and Civil Litigation practice groups will begin operating as two new firms in November/December 2016. While not an easy decision, we believe this change will best allow each group to continue providing our clients with...

August 3, 2016 Cox Earns Designation as Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional

Elizabeth R. Cox has earned the designation as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP). She earned the designation by demonstrating a high level of knowledge in the area of Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance and completing class room training, an examination, and a Medicare...

July 13, 2016 Ryan v. Potlach — A Win for Cousineau McGuire at the MN Supreme Court

Cousineau McGuire attorneys Natalie Lund and Jim Waldhauser successfully represented a Self-Insured Employer at the Minnesota Supreme Court in Ryan v. Potlatch Corporation. The decision from the Minnesota Supreme Court was issued July 13, 2016, and changes the law with respect to the closure of...

July 7, 2015 Congratulations to Cousineau McGuire 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cousineau McGuire is proud to announce that seven of its attorneys are recognized in the 2015 Super Lawyers® list. The selection process involves a statewide nomination process with peer review by practice area and independent research. Only five percent of the attorneys in Minnesota are...

June 3, 2015 Cousineau McGuire to Present at 2015 DOLI Workers’ Compensation Summit

Cousineau McGuire Shareholder Jennifer Fitzgerald, Officer Natalie Lund, and Associate Elizabeth Cox will be presenting at the 2015 Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) Workers' Compensation Summit at Cragun's Conference Center in Brainerd, MN on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Their presentation is titled "Litigating and...

June 1, 2015 Cousineau McGuire Promotes Lund and Sharkey to Officers

Natalie K. Lund, Workers’ Compensation, and Michael D. Sharkey, Civil Litigation, have both been promoted to Officers at Cousineau McGuire effective June 1, 2015. Ms. Lund began working at the firm in June of 2012 and focuses her practice on workers’ compensation litigation. She has successfully...

May 29, 2015 Coleman and Johnson Author Articles for William Mitchell Law Review

Cousineau McGuire Shareholder Tom Coleman and Associate Michael Johnson both authored articles published in the William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 4. This edition of the Law Review featured an entire segment on Workers’ Compensation Law. Coleman’s piece was titled “Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation in...

May 11, 2015 Waldhauser Appointed to Airport Relations Commission for City of Eagan

Cousineau McGuire Firm President Jim Waldhauser was recently appointed to the Airport Relations Commission for the City of Eagan by Mike Maguire, Mayor of Eagan, with the approval of the City Council. Waldhauser will serve a two year term as a commissioner beginning in May. The...

February 12, 2015 New Workers’ Compensation Associate Added

Cousineau McGuire Chartered proudly announces the hiring of a new associate, Joseph D. Klemann. Klemann, a 2014 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, is practicing in the Workers’ Compensation group. Prior to joining Cousineau McGuire, he was a Certified Student Attorney for the William Mitchell...

January 1, 2015 Whitney Teel Promoted to Shareholder at Cousineau McGuire

Cousineau McGuire is pleased to announce that Whitney L. Teel has been elected to shareholder effective January 1, 2015. Whitney concentrates her practice in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance. She represents employers and insurers in all aspects of workers’...

December 24, 2014 Coleman to Teach Workers’ Compensation Class at William Mitchell

Shareholder Tom Coleman will be teaching a class on Workers’ Compensation Law at the William Mitchell College of Law for the Spring 2015 semester. Coleman, who will be entering his twentieth year teaching, is excited about leading students through the two credit course. It will be...

November 22, 2014 Cousineau McGuire Employees Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Cousineau McGuire Volunteers: Front Row-Ann and Craig Larsen, Alex Melody. Back Row-Linda Nielsen, Jim and Judy Haigh, Lill Wawra, Nicole Klinger, Monique Swanson-Shaw, Karolynn Olson, Pat Stender, Joy Schmaltz, and Kallie Nielsen.On November 21st, Cousineau McGuire employees and family members stopped by the Ronald McDonald...

September 29, 2014 Workers’ Compensation Group Active At NWCDN Fall Conference in Chicago

Several members of the Cousineau McGuire Workers’ Compensation practice group were active at the recent National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) Fall Conference in Chicago on September 25, 2014. Shareholder Thomas Kieselbach served as moderator during a morning session workshop called “Predicting the Future (It Is...

September 24, 2014 Waldhauser Featured in August Issue of Minnesota Insurance

The August 2014 issue of Minnesota Insurance magazine featured an article about Firm President Jim Waldhauser’s work with the Minnesota Vikings. Waldhauser, a member of the NFL Safety Committee, discussed resolving a workers’ compensation matter with a former Vikings player. More information can be found on...

August 27, 2014 Congratulations to Cousineau McGuire 2014 Best Lawyers

Cousineau McGuire is proud to announce that seven of its attorneys are recognized in the 2014 Best Lawyers® list. Since 2010, U.S. News® and Best Lawyers®, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have ranked nearly 10,000 firms in 119 practice areas in 177 metropolitan areas...

July 7, 2014 Congratulations to Cousineau McGuire 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cousineau McGuire is proud to announce that eight of its attorneys are recognized in the 2014 Super Lawyers® list. The selection process involves a statewide nomination process with peer review by practice area and independent research. Only five percent of the attorneys in Minnesota are...

May 31, 2014 Fitzgerald Serves As Panel Member At Workers’ Compensation Symposium

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Cousineau McGuire shareholder, served on an interactive panel at the 2014 Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium on Wednesday, May 14th at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. The panel was titled “The Price Is Right” and featured several industry leading experts in the area of workers’ compensation....

February 27, 2014 Kieselbach and Coleman Continue Teaching Legacy at William Mitchell

Tom Kieselbach and Tom Coleman, both shareholders in the Workers’ Compensation Group at Cousineau McGuire, continue their teaching legacy again this spring at the William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The two are co-instructors for a two credit class titled “Workers’ Compensation”. Sharing...

January 6, 2014 Cousineau McGuire Featured in December Issue of Minnesota Insurance

In its December 2013 issue, Minnesota Insurance magazine recognized the 65th anniversary of Cousineau McGuire and interviewed firm President Jim Waldhauser. Crediting the firm’s tradition of stability, Waldhauser talked about the importance of steady growth. “An increase in size that is too sudden or too extreme...

September 11, 2013 Teel Earns Medicare Certification

Whitney L. Teel has earned the designation as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP). Whitney earned this designation by demonstrating a high level of knowledge in the area of Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance. The CMSP credential is designed to identify those professionals who work...

July 10, 2013 Congratulations to Cousineau Attorneys Listed in Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Seven attorneys at Cousineau McGuire have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America®: Thomas F. Coleman Workers' Compensation Defense Thomas P. Kieselbach, Workers' Compensation Defense Mark A. Kleinschmidt, Workers' Compensation Defense Andrea E. Reisbord, Insurance Law Richard W. Schmidt, Workers' Compensation Defense James R. Waldhauser,...

June 24, 2013 Cousineau McGuire’s Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Join our firm's Workers' Compensation attorneys for a seminar and post event reception they are hosting on August 23. Seating is limited! An application for continuing education for adjusters will be submitted. Topics will include: Medicare, case law update, penalties, new law, arising out of and...

June 11, 2013 Natl. Workers’ Compensation Defense Network’s Conference Scheduled

Tom Kieselbach and Tom Coleman will be attending the October 17 conference hosted by the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). They just returned from the event most recently hosted in Denver. NWCDN hosts two events - typically in June and October. The upcoming conference on...

May 13, 2013 Kinney Presenting at Workers’ Compensation Conference

May 13, 2013 Lisa Kinney will be speaking on a panel that will address Pain Management at the 2013 Workers’ Compensation Conference hosted by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance on July 12 in Chicago. She will be presenting alongside Julie Fortune, Chief Claim Office of...

April 10, 2013 Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium

April 10, 2013 Thomas Kieselbach is speaking on a panel at this year's Minnesota Workers' Compensation Symposium. He will be joined by others from SECURA Insurance and US Bank discussing Run Away Litigation Cost. Cousineau McGuire will also be exhibiting at the event which draws hundreds of...

February 20, 2013 Kleinschmidt to Speak at Workers’ Compensation Institute

The 28th Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute will be held on April 19 & 20 at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center. This content rich event will feature sessions on significant cases, legislative changes, updates from OAH and DOLI, workplace violence, aging workforce, and more subjects covered...