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Many law firms who handle personal injury cases fall into one of two categories:

First, there are firms that handle a large volume of injury cases each year. Personal injury attorneys at these firms typically have a large case load and do not have the time to give significant personal attention to each client. Files are handled like factory work. Sometimes, the client may never even meet the attorney who is handling their case. An investigator will sign you up and you may speak to your attorney once or twice by telephone while he or she works to settle your case as quickly as possible – usually also by telephone, and usually for less than its fair value.

Second, there are law firms that handle a few personal injury claims along with many other types of cases. For example, these lawyers may regard  injury cases as cases which anyone can handle. That is a mistake. Like all personal injury and wrongful death cases, can involve complex issues, and any attorney who handles such a case without a thorough understanding of personal injury and wrongful death law, settlement releases, and trial practice is doing his or her client a great disservice.

Tewksbury & Kerfeld, P.A. is a unique personal injury law firm. Our firm of eight personal injury attorneys provides individual attention to clients and their problems, from the first meeting through resolution of the case. Michael Tewksbury and Keith Kerfeld have worked at some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the state. Our partners have been repeatedly selected by our peers and named in Law and Politics and Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine  as personal injury “Super Lawyers,” an honor reserved for the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state, and recognized as top lawyers in appellate practice and personal injury.

We are small by choice. Our personal injury attorneys do not handle hundreds of cases at once. At Tewksbury & Kerfeld, P.A. we are able to devote a significant amount of personal attention and effort to each client. That is important since many of the cases we handle can be complex and require experience and thoughtful consideration. We have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including

  • automobile accidents
  • boating injuries
  • ATV
  • snowmobile accidents
  • products liability
  • wrongful death
  • medical and other professional malpractice

When you call the law firm of Tewksbury & Kerfeld, P.A. to discuss your case, you will receive the personal attention of some of the top personal injury attorneys in the state. We are hands-on in our approach. If your case needs to be tried to obtain maximum compensation, we will try it. We pride ourselves on being trial lawyers. We bring experience and skill to the courtroom.

The law firm of Tewksbury & Kerfeld, P.A. is also unique for a second reason. We hold the distinction of being one of the very few personal injury and wrongful death law firms in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that is also retained on occasion by a select group of insurance companies and defense lawyers to defend complex cases for them. They trust that we have the skill and experience to handle a wide variety of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. That experience gives us a unique perspective when we are representing injury victims and the families who have lost loved ones. We know how the other sides thinks. Our law firm also does a significant amount of mediation and arbitration work. That means that other lawyers, both plaintiff lawyers and defense lawyers, hire our law firm to mediate or decide cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. Again, Tewksbury & Kerfeld, P.A. has earned the respect and trust of other lawyers and insurance companies.

    • Accident Injury
    • Asbestos Mesothelioma
    • Bicycle Personal Injury
    • Brain Injury
    • Injuries from Animal Attacks
    • Injuries to Children
    • Injury
    • Wrongful Death


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