Thomas J. Christenson

Thomas J. Christenson

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Location:
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Phone:
320-200-4928
Fax:
320-251-1415
Email:

Tom for 32 years has demonstrated his substantive expertise and mastery of legal issues in over two thousand cases. In handling files, Tom is responsive to all questions and concerns that keep you awake at night. He will think creatively and plan ahead on issues involved in your case. Tom has a knack for offering well-considered, clear advice that demonstrates his understanding of the issues that are involved in your matter. He solves problems.

  • Areas of Practice
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Personal Injury
  • Honors and Awards
    • William Mitchell College of Law Alumni
    • Association Student Award of Merit
  • Published Works
    • "Cautionary Tale In Workers' Compensation Law: A Penny Saved May Not Be a Penny Earned," MCIT Bulletin, May, 2010
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota, 1981
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1985
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1985
    • North Dakota, 1987
    • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 1987
    • Wisconsin, 1989
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1989
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1991
  • Education
    • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
      • J.D. - 1981
    • University of Minnesota
      • B.A. - 1977
  • Representative Cases
    • R.D. Offutt Co. v. Schleder, District Court, Wadena County, Minnesota, 2011 (Livestock)
    • Chermak v. A&A Dev. Co., District Court, St. Louis County, Minnesota, 2008 (Construction Defect)
    • Jensen v. Douglas County Social Services, District Court, Clay County, Minnesota, 2007 (MVA)
    • Gohmann v. Wild Bore Inc. & Saudinaitis v. Wild Bore Inc., District Court, Stearns County, Minnesota, 2005 (Shareholder Dispute)
    • LPP Mortgage, LTD v. Millen, et al, District Court, Cass County, North Dakota, 2005 (Collection)
    • Henselin v. Rollins Leasing Corp., District Court, Fillmore County, Minnesota, 2004 (MVA)
    • Rico v. Graves, District Court, Winona County, Minneota, 2003 (Counterclaim - Tresspass/Adverse Possession)
    • Callahan v. Mower County, District Court, Mower County, Minnesota, 2003 (Property Damage)
    • Valerius v. Horace Mann Insurance Company, District Court, Sherburne County, Minnesota, 2002 (UIM)
    • Engle v. Continental Casualty Co., District Court, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 2001 (UIM)
    • Sterba v. Horning, District Court, Olmsted County, Minnesota, 2001 (Property Damage)
    • Quade v. Severson, District Court, Olmsted Country, Minnesota, 2001 (Property Damage)
    • Beth Joy Johnson v. Carlos Waldo Nestler, County Court, County of Cass, State of North Dakota – Jury Trial – Property Damage - (October 1988)
    • Erling Engerteson v. Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Co. of America and Pelican Valley State Bank, District Court, 7th Judicial District, County of Otter Tail – Jury Trial - Insurance Dispute (March 1988)
    • Concource of Minnesota, for the Sole and Exclusive Benefit of West Field Insurance Co. v. Patrick Bonin Winters, District Court, 9th Judicial District, County of Polk – Property Damage (September 1988)
    • Robert Johansen v. Ellen M. Owens, District Court, 7th Judicial District, County of Clay, Court Trial - Property Damage (May 1987)
    • Dwane A. Pratt v. Lake State Transport, A Minnesota Corporation, District Court, County of Cass, State of North Dakota – Jury Trial – Personal Injury (June 1988)
    • Inter-Regional Service Corp. and Land-O-Lakes, Inc. v. Donna Lefevver, Personal Representative of the Estate of Steven Michael Lefevver, deceased, and Michael Newman, District Court, 7th Judicial District, County of Becker – Court Trial - Property Damage (January 1988)
    • Russell Thompson and Angeline Thompson v. Douglas Newman, District Court, 7th Judicial District, County of Becker – Jury Trial – Personal Injury (November 1987)
    • Hanson v. Isanti County, Findings & Order - Sept. 27, 2012 (PPD)
    • Jongquist v. Marshall County, Findings & Order - Sept. 6, 2012 (Notice/PT)
    • Anderson v. Forada Liquor Bar & Grill, Findings & Order - May 4, 2012 (Personal Assault)
    • Decker v. Crow Wing County, Findings & Order - April 19, 2012 (TTD/TPD)
    • Edwardson v. Kandiyohi County Public Works, Findings & Order - February 28, 2012 (PT/Medical)
    • Jerikovsky v. Lakes & Pines, CAC, Findings & Order - January 11, 2012 (MMI/TTD)
    • Hafner v. Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc., Findings & Order - November 29, 2010 (TTD)
    • Barten v. Frielen, Findings & Order - September 30, 2010 (Family Farm Exemption)
    • Thoennes v. Douglas County Library, Findings & Order - September 2, 2010 (Gillette)
    • Enstod v. Renville County Hospital, Findings & Order - August 30, 2010 (Notice & Causation)
    • Dubbelde v. Pipestone County Medical Caenter, Findings & Order - July 1, 2010 (Contribution & Reimbursement)
    • Johnson vs. Bang Printing, Findings & Order - February 14, 2010 (Wage Loss and Medical Benefits)
    • Costello v. Clay County, Findings & Order - December 21, 2009 (Consequential Injury)
    • Johnson v. Heritage Living Center, Findings & Order - December 14, 2009 (Retraining)
    • Hanson v. Greensview Care Center, Findings & Order - December 7, 2009 (PT)
    • Keen v. American Legion, Findings & Order - September 28, 2009 (Temp v. Perm Aggravation)
    • Bense v. Alliance Savings Company and Joes Trucking, Findings & Order - May 22, 2009 (Attorney Fees)
    • Hafner v. Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc., Findings & Order - September 25, 2008 (Attorney Fees)
    • Krueger v. Mower County, Findings & Order - July 11, 2008 (Attorney Fees)
    • Gilgenbach v. Crow Wing County, Findings & Order - January 17, 2008 (PT)
    • Fournier v. Ramsey Country Sheriff's Dept., Findings & Order - February 8, 2007, (Wage/PPD)
    • Otto v. Traverse County Soil and Water Conservation District, Findings & Order - February 23, 2005 (TTD/PPD)
    • Holter v. Kootasca Community Action, Inc., Slip Op. (WCCA - October 22, 2012) (TPD/TTD/Medical)
    • Trevino v. Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor, Slip Op. (WCCA - August 29, 2012) (TTD)
    • Barten v. Frieler, Slip Op. (WCCA - March 30, 2011) (Family Farm Exemption)
    • Pikula v. Wadena County, Slip Op. (WCCA - August 2, 2007) (Wage/PDD)
    • Bense v. Alliance Savings Company, Inc., Slip Op. (WCCA - July 6, 2007) (Jurisdiction)
    • Fletcher vs. Todd County, Slip Op. (WCCA - March 23, 2004) (SSA Offset)
  • Classes/Seminars
    • "2010 Workers' Compensation Institute - Rehabilitation Case Law Update," Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust
    • "Auto Insurance Issues," Medical Billing Professionals, LLC
    • "Workers' Compensation Intervention," Medical Billing Professionals, LLC
    • "Workers' Compensation Update," Lorman Education Services
    • "Automobile Insurance - No Fault and UIM Coverage," Medical Billing Professionals, LLC
    • "Return to Work Issues In Workers' Compensation in Minnesota," Lorman Education Services
    • "Introduction to Workers' Compensation in Minnesota," Lorman Education Services
    • "Rehabilitation and Return to Work Issues," Lorman Education Services
    • "Introductory Arbitrator Development," The American Arbitration Association
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyer Association
    • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • North Dakota State Bar Association
    • Wisconsin State Bar Association
    • Seventh Judicial District Bar Association
    • Stearns/Benton Bar Association
  • Past Employment Positions
    • CNA Insurance, Director/Managing Trial Attorney, 1992 - 1998
  • Fraternities/Sororities
    • Phi Beta Kappa