Firm News

October 14, 2019 Parker Olson named Shareholder at CWK

Effective November 1, 2019 Parker Olson has been named a Shareholder at Cousineau, Waldhauser, & Kieselbach P.A.   Parker joined the firm in February of 2016.  During the past 2.5 years Parker has made significant contributions to the firm and we are happy to recognize him for...

October 14, 2019 Wisconsin Court of Appeals recommends publishing recent CWK case success

Lisa Kinney successfully defended Ashley Furniture and Gallagher Bassett, as affirmed by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (for Publication) in the claim brought by Janet Mueller.   Mueller argued that the LIRC erred by concluding that Mueller’s voluntary retirement from her employment precluded her from establishing that...

July 25, 2019 CWK’s Annual Seminar was a Great Success

On July 12, 2019, Cousineau, Waldhauser & Kieselbach, P.A. presented its’ annual client seminar.  Attendance was excellent.  Natalie Lund organized and hosted the seminar.  We thank Natalie for her excellent and hard work.  The topics included interesting and helpful takes on: Arising out of and...

April 17, 2019 CWK is Rated Number 1 Nationally by the Target Corporation

We are pleased to announce that CWK's Target Corporation team received the highest rating nationally for Workers' Compensation for the fourth quarter of 2018.  The team graded at 3.92 out of a 4.00 scale.   Jennifer Fitzgerald, Tom Kieselbach, and Parker Olson make up the team.  Congratulations...

April 9, 2019 Register for the 2019 CWK Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Click HERE to register for the event   Don’t miss the 2019 CWK Workers’ Compensation Seminar!  At this premier event, you’ll hear from our attorneys and featured guest speakers on new developments and strategies in navigating workers’ compensation litigation.  This year’s seminar will include presentations on surveillance...

November 12, 2018 NWCDN National Conference visits Minnesota

In September, the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) held it's annual national conference and seminar in Minneapolis.  It was a great success.  Industry leaders and attorneys from 45 states attended.   The seminar was headlined by Bob Lund, CEO of SFM, Dr. Uzma Samadani, Dr. Richard...

August 22, 2018 CWK 2018 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that Jim Waldhauser, Tom Kieselbach, and Jennifer Fitzgerald have been selected as 2018 Super Lawyers.   Whitney Teel has been selected as a 2018 Rising Star.   The selection process for Super Lawyers has been patented (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564). The selection process involves three steps: creation of...

March 29, 2018 Mark Kleinschmidt to Lecture at the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium

On May 2, 2018, Mark Kleinschmidt will present at the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Symposium.  Mark will analyze medical records and reports from a medical legal perspective.  This symposium is always an excellent event.  The Marriott Hotel in Brooklyn Park will host the event.   Click Minnesota Workers'...

February 27, 2018 CWK’s Jennifer Fitzgerald will be presenting on Traumatic Brain Injuries

Jennifer Fitzgerald, will be presenting on Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) on April 3, 2018 at Golden Valley Country Club. The seminar is organized by Anderson Insurance and Investment Agency (DBA Minnesota Comp Advisor). CWK is a sponsor. Doctor Nathaniel Nelson, a neuropsychologist will be the...

January 25, 2018 Attorney Megan Oliver joins CWK

We are please to announce the hiring of Megan Oliver as an associate in workers' compensation.  Megan is a magna cum laude graduate of Benedictine College and a 2017 graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  While in school Megan participated in...

January 10, 2018 Tom Coleman to present at the ABA-WC Midwinter Seminar and Conference

On March 2, 2018, Tom Coleman will be on a panel of legal experts discussing the opioid crisis and possible solutions. The ABA Midwinter Seminar and Conference is an annual event. This year it will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. The seminar addresses issues that are national...

December 29, 2017 Tom Kieselbach publishes article for Best Lawyers’ “Legal Insights”

In December Tom Kieselbach published an article for Best Lawyers’ in America “Legal Insights” entitled “Key Minnesota Workers Compensation Cases of 2017”. Six attorneys at CWK are listed in Best Lawyers, Jim Waldhauser, Tom Kieselbach, Mark Kleinschmidt, Dick Schmidt, Jennifer Fitzgerald and Tom Coleman. CWK is recognized...

December 5, 2017 CWK is Honored by Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers in America

We are please to announce that CWK has been selected as a Tier 1 law firm by "Best Law Firms".  Six of the attorneys at CWK have been selected to be listed in "Best Lawyers in America".   Jim Waldhauser, Tom Kieselbach, Mark Kleinschmidt, Richard Schmidt, Jennifer...

December 5, 2017 Whitney Teel authors Chapter in Book

Whitney Teel prepared a chapter in "Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis", 2017 edition.  Whitney analysed the 2017 trends and developments in Minnesota Workers' Compensation law.   The Co-editors-in-chief are Thomas A Robinson of LexisNexis and the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN).  CWK is the Minnesota representative...

October 25, 2017 Kieselbach and Kleinschmidt attend NWCDN Conference in Atlanta

The National Workers Compensation Defense Networks’ (NWCDN) 2018 Conference was held in Atlanta Georgia. The Conference was headlined by David A. North, President, CEO of Sedgwick, Inc. It was an excellent event with topics such as Integration of Health, Disability and WC Benefits, Medicare,...

October 12, 2017 CWK attorney Whitney Teel presented at Larson’s Annual Board meeting

Whitney Teel attended and presented at the Larson’s Annual Advisory Board Meeting on Minnesota’s workers’ compensation trends for 2017. The Advisory Board consists of one lawyer from each state. Thomas Kieselbach has been a member of Larson’s Advisory Board for years, advising all members on Minnesota workers’ compensation law.   Whitney presented on...

October 12, 2017 CWK Attorney, Natalie Lund, to lecture at upcoming seminar

Natalie Lund will be lecturing at the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Deskbook seminar on December 1, 2017 sponsored by Minnesota CLE. Her topic will be Attorney Ethics.  The Deskbook seminar is an annual event. All key cases and developments over the past year will be covered. This is...

October 12, 2017 CWK Adds Two New Associates

SCOTT FERRISS Prior to joining Cousineau Waldhauser, & Kieselbach, Scott worked in E-discovery. During law school, Scott was a legal extern at the Minnesota Department of Transportation Chief Counsel’s Office and at a large health insurance company in the government programs compliance department. His externship work...

September 1, 2017 CWK Lawyers Honored in 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Tom Coleman, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Tom Kieselbach, Mark Kleinschmidt, Richard Schmidt and Jim Waldhauser have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of  Best Lawyers in America.   For more than 30 years Best Lawyers has published premier guides for the legal profession recognizing talent throughout the...

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...