About the firm

Mission Statement

CWK represents employers and insurers in Minnesota workers’ compensation matters.  We are proud of the firm’s commitment to Workers’ Compensation and our reputation in the legal community.  Our clients count on us for our expertise.  We are problem solvers.


We will always represent our clients ethically and diligently.  This is our promise.

Who We Are

CWK is a Workers’ Compensation defense firm.  This is what we do.  We have 18 lawyers who practice in one area of the law and we do it well.  Our attorneys represent insurance companies and employers.

How we do our job

We work to solve your problems.  Our business is to represent you to the best of our ability.  We will try cases if that is needed.  We will settle cases if that is needed.  We will provide you with competent and timely advice.  Your emails, letters, and phone calls will be promptly returned.  Our goal is to handle your cases in a cost efficient and effective manner.  Our office has webinar capability for out state, or across the country, depositions and training.

Firm Honors

We are very proud of our attorneys’ honors and recognition.  We do not seek honors, rather, our peers and judges recognize our attorneys’ excellence.


  •  Six attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America
  •  2019 Minnesota Lawyer of the Year – Workers’ Compensation – Employers
  •  Five attorneys are honored as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
  •  CWK is listed as a Tier One law firm by Best Firms/U.S. News and World Reports
  •  Three attorneys have worked as Adjunct Professors of Law
  •  Two attorneys are Fellows in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  •  Past member of the Board of Governors of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  •  Past Chairman of the Nominating Committee for the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  •  President of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network
  •  CWK is the Minnesota member of the National Workers’ Compensation Network
  •  Current Member of the Board of Directors of the National Workers Compensation Defense Network
  •  Member of Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board
  •  AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  •  Attorneys are frequent lecturers at CLEs
  •  Several attorneys are authors of Chapters in The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Desk Book
  •  Certified Medical Secondary Payer Professional