Adam Brown joins CWK as Director of Professional Development

CWK is pleased to welcome Adam Brown, who joins us as the Director of Professional Development and as a non-voting Shareholder.  Adam’s position is structured so that he will handle customary legal work for our clients, but he will also have the time and capacity to provide individual coaching, training, real-time feedback, and skill-building support for our associates and other legal professionals.  In addition, he will provide business development support for the firm and assist with our integral firm systems, including structural design and professional development.  Ultimately, Adam’s work will translate into even better service and support for our clients.

 

Adam comes to us from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he spent nearly six years as the Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, managed the law school’s externship program, and taught courses in the externship and mentor programs (in fact, Adam is continuing to teach the advanced externship course at UST Law this fall).  Before UST Law, Adam worked as a staff attorney at the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA), an attorney at Heacox Hartman, and a judicial law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

 

Adam’s experience in our practice area and his expertise in educational design and teaching, legal writing, diversity and inclusion (Adam will be the chair of the HCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee for 2020-21), and business and practice development make this a great fit.  Adam is authentically passionate about this work, and having this type of direct, individualized support for our legal professionals in-house is almost unheard of in the legal industry.  Adam is eager to make this novel and innovative professional development model work for our clients, for our firm, and for our industry.  We have clear-eyed optimism that providing this brand of mentorship will ensure that our people have the skills they need for a successful professional career.  We are all excited to see where this can go, so please join us in welcoming Adam Brown.

 

If you are interested, Adam is hosting an online CLE for the Hennepin County Bar Association on September 30 at noon.  The program is called Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Considerations as the Legal Industry Returns to the Office.  Additional details and registration information are available at: https://www.mnbar.org/members/cle-events/hcba-event?EventID=4173

Replay of NWCDN Regional Webinar Part 1 – Featuring Parker Olson

For those interested in watching the replay of Part One from August 13, 2020 involving CWK Attorney Parker Olson, click the link below. Part One covered basic tips and hints for dealing with the initial handling of claims, surveillance, forms, penalties, IMEs, and more!

 

https://event.webinarjam.com/go/replay/97/7745ytn7a8mc28uw

 

CWK is proud to be a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) where our own Thomas Kieselbach serves at the President. In an effort to provide current and relevant information addressing workers’ compensation law across the nation, NWCDN has teamed up with workerscompensation.com to bring you these complimentary webinars. Please visit NWCDN.com for more webinars from around the country. We are pleased to be a part of this.

Attorney Tom Coleman to Present at NWCDN Midwest Regional Webinar – Part Two

CWK is proud to announce that Attorney Thomas Coleman will be speaking as the Minnesota representative in conjunction with the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network’s webinar hosted on September 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CST. This is part two in a three-part “Back to Basics” series and will focus on compensability of claims, factors of entitlement, types of work injuries, causation issues, and defenses. These topics will be covered by utilization of factual hypotheticals which will highlight similarities and differences between each of the four states. For adjusters practicing in any of these states, this webinar is a must!

 

Register for this webinar on September 22, 2020 using this link below. The webinar is free!

 

https://www.compevent.com/webinars/index.php?event_web_access_code=2196e79f4dce91f8ff90669fcfee7a92

 

CWK is proud to be a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) where our own Thomas Kieselbach serves at the President. In an effort to provide current and relevant information addressing workers’ compensation law across the nation, NWCDN has teamed up with workerscompensation.com to bring you these complimentary webinars. Please visit NWCDN.com for more webinars from around the country. We are pleased to be a part of this.

CWK is honored by Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers in America

We are pleased to announce CWK has been selected as a Tier 1 law firm by “Best Law Firms”.  Seven of the attorneys at CWK have been selected to be listed in “Best Lawyers in America”.  Jim WaldhauserMark KleinschmidtJennifer FitzgeraldWhitney TeelTom ColemanTom Kieselbach, and Richard Schmidt have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Guide to Best Lawyers in America.
Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms have collaborated with U.S. News and World Report to evaluate attorneys and law firms throughout the world. The attorneys and law firms are selected for inclusion by peers for their responsiveness, integrity, and expertise.

Attorney Parker Olson to Present at NWCDN Midwest Regional Webinar

CWK is proud to announce that Attorney Parker Olson will be speaking as the Minnesota representative in conjunction with the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network’s webinar being hosted on August 13 at 10:00 a.m. CST. This is a multi-state Midwest Regional seminar, and will also include representatives from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. It is a “Back to Basics” seminar that covers everyday issues and helpful hints for claim handlers who may be unfamiliar with these four states, are starting to handle claims in these jurisdictions, or just appreciate a refresher from time to time! For adjusters dealing in multiple states, this webinar is a must!

 

This webinar will be part one in a three-part series. The next two in the series will be held in September and October. The webinar is complimentary, and the registration link is below. Please feel free to pass along to others in your organization who may be interested in a “workers’ compensation 101” claims handling webinar for any or all of these four states.

 

CWK is proud to be a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) where our own Thomas Kieselbach serves at the President. In an effort to provide current and relevant information addressing workers’ compensation law across the nation, NWCDN has teamed up with workerscompensation.com to bring you these complimentary webinars. Please visit NWCDN.com for more webinars from around the country. We are pleased to be a part of this.

 

Please note that if you are unable to attend the live webinar, you can still watch the replay of it by registering below. Again, completely free!

 

https://www.compevent.com/webinars/index.php?event_web_access_code=49810bb780508be03fd93402858c1c7b

CANCELLED – 2020 CWK Workers’ Compensation Seminar

It is with profound disappointment that Cousineau, Waldhauser, & Kieselbach P.A. has decided to postpone this year’s Seminar originally scheduled for July 24, 2020 at the Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, MN.

 

This decision was made out of concern for the health and safety of all attendees. Given the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe this decision is in everyone’s best interest.

 

A new date will be announced in the future, and we hope to be able to put on this event again in 2021. In the meantime, please stay tuned for announcements regarding the upcoming CWK webinars.

In Case You Missed It: CWK’s Parker Olson participated in a national webinar panel addressing the effects of COVID-19 on Temporary Total Disability Benefits

In case you missed the live viewing on April 27, 2020, Attorney Parker Olson of CWK participated in a very informative webinar regarding the effect of COVID-19 on workers’ compensation benefits, including in situations involving layoffs, delays in medical treatment, and light duty restrictions.

 

The webinar was completed in partnership with the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) and WorkersCompensation.com.  We thank Parker and the other attorneys for their time and effort put into this webinar panel.

 

This was the second in a series of national webinars addressing COVID-19 and workers’ compensation issues.  The first was presented on April 6, 2020 by Attorney Mark Kleinschmidt of CWK.

 

Click the link below to re-watch the recent webinar featuring Parker Olson.

http://www.nwcdn.com/covid-19-updates

In Case You Missed It: Attorney Mark Kleinschmidt Presented a Webinar Entitles, “COVID-19 FACTS and FEAR for a Workers’ Compensation Claim”

In case you missed the live viewing on April 6, 2020, Attorney Mark Kleinschmidt of CWK put on a very informative webinar regarding liability of workers’ compensation claims involving COVID-19, as well as other aspects of the claim to consider. The webinar was completed in partnership with the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) and WorkersCompensation.com. We thank Mark for the time and effort put into this presentation.

 

Stay tuned for announcements of future webinars, including the next one in the series currently scheduled for April 27, 2020, which will address workers’ compensation benefits in COVID-19 cases.

 

Click the link below to re-watch Mark Kleinschmidt’s webinar:

 

https://event.webinarjam.com/t/click/zqn92slfz7c4u84sppf91ho

Mark Kleinschmidt to present National webinar on COVID-19

On April 6, 2020 at 10:00am (CST) Mark Kleinschmidt will present a timely and comprehensive webinar entitled “COVID-19: FACTS and FEAR for a Workers’ Compensation Claim” at the Center for Education Excellence.  This is the inaugural webinar sponsored by WorkersCompensation.com in collaboration with the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN).
NWCDN is the premier national network of workers’ compensation defense attorneys.  WorkersCompensation.com is the nation’s leading regulatory and compliance information center for workers’ compensation.  Together these two powerhouse organizations will be sponsoring timely webinars.  The webinars are free.  All you have to do is register to attend.
This will be an excellent webinar.  We hope that you will be able to attend.  Below is the link to register for Mark’s presentation along with NWCDN’s website.