J.D., Hamline University School of Law, cum laude, 2005
Managing Editor, Hamline Law Review
B.A., St. Olaf College, Political Science and English, 2002
Whitney focuses her career on workers’ compensation law – particularly defending employer and insurers. She represents employers and insurers in matters involving initial compensability questions, compliance issues, litigation, through trials and appeals.
She completed the Medicare Secondary Payer Professional certification and is experienced in resolving Medicare issues. She’s a contributing author to a national publication regarding Medicare compliance in workers’ compensation settlements.
Whitney also authors the rehabilitation chapter in the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook. She was selected as a Rising Star in 2012 and has remained on this list ever since. She has been listed as a Top Women attorney from 2013 – current. She graduated with honors from law school and served as the Managing Editor for the Hamline Law Review.
Speaker, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook, 2018
Speaker, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium, 2016
Speaker, Medicare and Workers’ Compensation, Business Law Institute, 2013
Speaker, How to Survive a Claim Involving Medicare Under the New Rules, MDLA Mid-Winter Conference, 2011
Volunteer Attorney, Advocates for Human Rights
Volunteer Attorney, Wills for Heroes, a Minnesota State Bar Program that provides free legal services to prepare basic estate planning documents to Minnesota first responders (police officers, fire-fighters, paramedics, EMTs, correctional officers).
Listed in Top Women Attorneys 2013 – Present
Listed in Minnesota Rising Stars, 2012-present
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyer Association
Author, Rehabilitation and Retraining – Chapter 8, The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook
Contributor, The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, LexisNexis, 2012-present
Co-Author, Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements/Releases, MDLA Release Deskbook, 6th ed., 2011
Author, Protecting Your Client’s Future Interest: Update on Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance, Minnesota Defense, Winter 2011
Author, New Medicare Notice and Reporting Regulations: A Discussion On How To Settle Cases Without Exposing Clients To Penalties Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Minnesota Defense, Summer 2009
Author, Residential/Commercial Construction: Employee or Independent Contractor for Purposes of Workers’ Compensation? Cousineau McGuire’s Forum Series, 2008
Author, Workers’ Compensation Coverage and Motor Vehicle Accidents, Cousineau McGuire Forum Series, 2008