Lisa F. Kinney

Legal Assistant: Jessica Mattson

Paralegal: Julie Meinke


J.D., Hamline University, 1989

B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, with Honors, 1985

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1989

Wisconsin, 1997

Michigan, 1998

U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2005

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007



Lisa Kinney serves clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan from our office in Ironwood, Michigan. She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation claims in all three states. 


Lisa has been selected as a Fellow of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and acts as its current state Chair.  Prior to joining the firm Lisa served as a Staff Attorney for Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, 1989-1990.  Certified Mediator in the State of Michigan. Provides Volunteer mediation services through UPCAP. Volunteer Ombudsman for the State of Michigan, providing review and inspection of Long Term Care facilities.  


In her spare time, Lisa is active with her husband taking care of her puppies, riding motorcycles and camping/hiking.

Professional Activities

Speaker, CLM Workers’ Compensation Seminar held July 12, 2013 in Chicago, IL.

Speaker, Workers’ Compensation and Case Law, Spectrum Insurance Group, 2011

Panelist, Demystifying Outcome Driven Claims Management, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Services seminar, 2010

Frequent lecturer on the topics presented in Wisconsin workers’ compensation law to clients in several states


Michigan State Chair, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance


Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers’

Wisconsin State Bar Association

Michigan State Bar Association

Federal Court Bar


Author of various articles on and changes to Minnesota and Wisconsin workers’ compensation law and Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Primer

Author, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law Primer