Attorneys & Staff

Attorneys Serving Minnesota & Wisconsin

Experienced, Dedicated, Accessible

Over thirteen years ago, Rick Schroeder and Kathy Mandel were concerned by the way many lawyers practiced law in that they appeared to pay little attention to their clients' needs and issues. They noticed that many lawyers ignored the human side of people needing help, direction and understanding from their lawyers to solve legal problems and claims. Rick and Kathy decided it was time to break the mold and stereotypes that the public has of lawyers and law firms.

They formed a partnership that has flourished amidst continuous changes in the legal profession. Today, with an "Excellent" rating by over 95% of their clientele, the law firm of Schroeder & Mandel doesn't just have clients--they forge lasting relationships with those who seek their advice, counsel, keen legal perspective and business viewpoint. At Schroeder & Mandel, we work as a team on your case. With over 40 years of combined legal, professional, business and real world experience, you will be glad you chose the team at Schroeder & Mandel.

Individual Attorney Profiles

Staff Information

Nan [Paralegal & Office Manager]: Nan has worked with Rick for 24 years, since his days as a law clerk. She attended the Minnesota School of Business and her roles at the firm include keeping Rick on schedule with court, arbitrations, hearings, depositions and client meetings, trial management and overseeing all official client matters. She enjoys traveling, fishing/camping, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

"The best part about working for Schroeder & Mandel is that we're a small firm dedicated to helping each and every one of our clients the best we can......whether it's a big case or small case."

Jody [Legal Secretary]: When not working with Rick on all cases in litigation and drafting pleadings, Jody enjoys cats, movies and movie soundtracks. Jody is also a professional photographer, specializing in kids and teens.

Rachel [Legal Secretary]: Rachel lives in the details of the medical aspects of our clients' cases. She is responsible for ordering and cataloging all medical records, bills, medical expert reports and medical summaries at the law firm. Rachel is an avid gardener and runner. She's lived in the St. Paul area her whole life and is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, and Tartan High School.