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In this ever evolving situation, Quinlivan and Hughes is committed to serving our clients in the same way we have always done. Technology has allowed us to continue operations and work remotely while keeping our clients needs at the top of the list. Below is a list of resources for you and please contact us personally with any questions. We look forward to helping you in this unprecedented time.

Thomas J. Christenson

Thomas J. Christenson

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  • BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, MN
  • FAMILY: Married with grown children
  • FUN FACT:  Worked at a tux rental store in Minneapolis to help pay for his undergraduate time at the U of M.


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.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1977

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


  • William Mitchell College of Law Alumni
  • Association Student Award of Merit

Professional Associations

  • 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

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