Mark A. Kleinschmidt

Legal Assistant: Vicky Webster

Paralegal: Alex Santori


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, 1983

B.S., B.A., Winona State University, magna cum laude, 1979

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1983

Wisconsin, 1996 (Inactive)

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1984



For 30 years Mark has represented public/governmental, and private (local, national and multinational) employers in defense of workers’ compensation claims, and their relationship to other employment claims.


With a formula of proactive client counseling and substantial experience in trial and at the appellate level and an eye focused on problem-solving and closure, Mark stands up for his clients at each step.

Professional Activities

Speaker, Landmines in Drafting Stipulations for Settlements, Workers’ Compensation Institute, 2013

Speaker, Gone Fishin’…Or Not: Retirement and the Age 67 Presumption, 2011 Workers’ Compensation Institute

Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, 1993-1998

Frequent lecturer at CLE programs at multiple venues

Co-Author, Special Compensation Fund – Chapter 13, The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook Chapter 13, 1994-present


Inducted as Fellow, College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, 2011

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2007-present

Listed in Minnesota Law & Politics, Super Lawyers issue, 2001-2008

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute