Minnesota Work Comp Attorneys
Mr. Mottaz has been representing injured workers since 1981. His experience includes numerous cases within the Workers’ Compensation system to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Mr. Mottaz has earned a reputation for being a strong advocate for the rights of injured workers. He is a recognized authority in workers’ compensation law and has written and lectured extensively on the topic. He is a co-editor of the Workers’ Compensation Deskbook, a recognized treatise on Minnesota workers’ compensation law. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America (Naifen & Smith), Who’s Who in American Law (Marqueis) and Law and Leading Attorneys (American Research Corporation) and has been designated “Super Lawyer” by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics. He has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating.
David KempstonMr. Kempston has been practicing law since 1992. He worked as an insurance defense attorney for four years before coming to work with Mr. Mottaz. This background provides him with a unique perspective when pursuing the rights of injured workers. Described by his peers as “aggressive yet reasonable,” Mr. Kempston is a strong advocate for the injured worker. He co-authored a chapter on medical benefits in the Minnesota Workers Compensation Deskbook. He has been designated a “Super Lawyer” since 2000, by Thompson Reuters. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America as seen in Minnesota Monthly. Mr. Kempston possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has written a book on the practice of law, entitled That’s Why They Call it Practicing Law (2017)—available at Amazon.
Jerry SiskEarlier in his career, Jerry represented insurance companies so he knows first-hand how these companies defend against lawsuits by manipulating the legal system in their favor. He knows what it takes to prove entitlement to benefits. Because insurance companies have infinite dollars to fight your case they can hire expensive defense lawyers and investigators to assist in the denial of your benefits. Moreover, they can send you to their doctors to obtain medical reports which potentially can be used against you during their case. Jerry understands this and works diligently to make sure that all the necessary steps are taken to win at trial. Jerry is recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as as Rising Star attorney. He has a 10/10 rating on Avvo.com. Jerry is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Justice, and Anoka County Bar Association. He is also currently the President for the Anoka County Bar Association. He is a contributor to the Minnesota Association of Justice Trial magazine, where he is published. He is a frequent presenter throughout the State of Minnesota on various workers’ compensation topics. Jerry, his wife, and three kids reside in Blaine, Minnesota. When he is not chasing his kids around the house and coaching their activities, he enjoys snowboarding, woodworking, bicycling, and doing anything outdoors.
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3340 Northdale Blvd. NW, #140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: (763) 421-8226
Fax: (763) 421-8362
“I was injured on Dec 17th 1980 on the job 12500 volts and David Kempston took on the job for me along with the Mottaz team’ I feel they put 100% into the case with out cutting any corners And I believe they are one of the best Attorney groups out there It was an experience and a great ending All though the pain will never go away they got the best settlement they could for me and so I thank the team at the office of the Mottaz Attorney’s THEY ARE THE BEST Thank You David Kempston for a job well done.”Ray K.Client
“Mr. Sisk took our case a few years ago not long after my wife was in a serious accident. Her employer’s insurance took insolvency and the employer was resolved to be no help at all. Despite the extremely out of the ordinary nature of our case, and regardless of impediments and hurdles, he has relentlessly fought for what was right on our behalf and been very successful doing so. Still today he continues to stand for us and what rightfully should be done. I simply can’t thank him enough. In troubled times this is the guy you want in your corner.”Linda and Joe A.Client
“Jerry was very responsive to all my questions, concerns and showed compassion in this very difficult time of my life. He took time by email, phone and in person to help me understand the process, the time frame, and all the possibilities. Persevering in the duration of all the doctor visits, working with my employer, and my work related injury was not easy. Jerry handled all of it from our initial meeting to the final resolution with confidence, encouragement, and high integrity. I would strongly recommend Jerry to my family, my friends, and all of my acquaintances. I would without a doubt trust Jerry in the future, if a situation would occur that needed legal representation. I appreciate all he did in helping me get my life back on track and making a positive difference in my life.”Michael Z.Client
“Since injuring my back in 1978 I had multiple issues and problems with the employer and insurer. This led to many disputes over the years. Having been told to live with pain for the rest of my life, I reached a point when I could no longer continue working. At that time I hired David Kempston and he took on my case and worked out for me a settlement that I was very comfortable with. He was always attentive to my calls and responded quickly when I would whine about things which he would assure me it would all come together. He was right and I am so grateful for his hard work. He goes the extra mile for me as a client, and is the type of person you could leave your wallet and checkbook with and no it is safe. Again, I am extremely grateful for David Kempston’s work and highly recommend him to someone who has a work injury and needs the finest representation. If you want to hire somebody with excellent work ethics hire David Kempston.”Robert H.Client
Our support staff is well trained and highly experienced. Our legal assistants, legal secretaries and administrative staff have years of knowledge and experience in helping injured workers. Because we limit our practice to representing injured workers, we provide professional, competent and efficient services. Our firm seeks to provide excellent customer service. We emphasize maintaining open and ongoing communication with our clients. We strive to satisfy our client’s needs and objectives. While our clients focus on recovering- we focus on securing the benefits they deserve.
Awards and Accomplishments
LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS MOTTAZ:
- Minnesota Monthly “2011-2014 Best Lawyers” – Thomas Mottaz & David Kempston;
- Best Lawyer’s 2014 -“Lawyer of the Year” – David Kempston
- U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms 2010-2015″ – Tier 1 – The Law Office of Thomas D. Mottaz;
- The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers – Class of 2011 – Thomas D. Mottaz;
- Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook – Co-editor, Thomas D. Mottaz. and contributor, David Kempston
- 2013 Minnesota Association of Justice Member of the Year – Thomas Mottaz
- Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars – Thomas Mottaz, David Kempston and Jerry Sisk
If you have questions concerning your Minnesota workers’ compensation case, we at The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz are workers’ compensation attorneys willing to help. Contact us for a free consultation and we will answer your questions or help you find the right lawyer for your situation.