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We operate as a team and we’re here to help.

It was more than 20 years ago when Rick and Kathy decided it was time to start a law firm they’d never seen before. One that puts the client first. One that emphasizes compassion. One that believes in the power of collaboration—with their clients, with their peers and with their wide network of resources.

As a former insurance claims adjuster, and having previously defended insurance companies, Rick had seen enough. It was time to take this “insider experience” and stand up for what’s right. Kathy, a lawyer focusing on small business owners, wanted to do everything in her power to help brave entrepreneurs. Together, they formed Schroeder & Mandel to make a meaningful and positive difference in people’s lives. In 2016, Gabe Johnson joined the team and brought a wealth of experience in workers’ compensation law, plus his passion for doing the right thing. Gabe, too, used to represent employers and insurers – with this “insider” knowledge, he wanted to help injured workers get the benefits they deserve.

Today, our experienced trial lawyers represent clients throughout greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. Together, Rick, Kathy, and Gabe offer more than 60 years of cumulative legal knowledge and experience.

We’ve formed a flourishing partnership amidst continuous changes in the legal profession. Today, we’re proud to say we’ve received an “Excellent” rating by over 95% of our clientele surveyed. Many of our clients have returned when they have experienced another unfortunate injury or need legal advice. We don’t just have clients. We forge lasting relationships with our former clients who seek our advice, counsel, keen legal perspectives and business viewpoints.

We are the true definition of “team,” and we would love to collaborate on your case. We see our clients as unique individuals and treat them with the respect and understanding they deserve. Unlike most injury attorneys, we do not subscribe to the bravado of bragging about some settlement we obtained for a different client under different circumstances. Be careful of those who brag and attempt to fool you with promises. It’s about getting you what you deserve for your unique injury situation.

We attribute our success to our passion for doing what’s right for you, by doing what we can do to get you back to a pain-free life and back to where you were before you were injured. This is a basic human right we protect for every client. Not bragging- just fact.

We value our clients and our communities.

Since day one at Schroeder & Mandel, we’ve been committed to providing an ethical, highly experienced, and most beloved by our clients, a team-centered approach. Over 20 years ago, we founded our firm with the mission to provide our clients with a highly responsive, personable and professional experience. We’re proud to say this belief is alive and well today.

Outside the office, we focus our philanthropic efforts on helping families who are in great need, as well as community service and civic awareness. Through direct donations, sponsorships of events, and other volunteer services, Schroeder & Mandel strives to be a good community partner and citizen

Above all, we exist to protect our clients and help them win the financial settlements they deserve. When insurance companies don’t play fair, we take them to court. We are here to help. At no charge. Until we are successful for you.

We’ve been on the insurance side. That’s why we’re on your side.

Insurance companies protect their profits by delaying, devaluing, and even outright denying legitimate claims for people who have been injured due to no fault of their own. We should know. We’ve been there. We’ve worked on the “inside” of insurance companies and know their tricks. A majority of injury attorneys do not have this keen insider knowledge to help you. Don’t fall victim and settle for less than your claim is worth.

No pressure. No money out of pocket.

Not only is the first consultation FREE, but if you choose to hire us to handle your injury claim, you’ll still pay nothing out of pocket. We handle your case and work towards the best possible result. We are then paid a percentage of the total we recover for you.

If you’ve been injured and are looking at your options for hiring a lawyer, you’ve likely seen the phrase “Free Consultation” repeatedly. You may be wondering what happens at a free consultation with an injury lawyer. Or you’re concerned that it’s just a way to get you into a high-pressure sales presentation. At Schroeder & Mandel, we understand recovering from an injury can be overwhelming and you don’t need any additional pressure.

We have three primary goals during a first meeting/consultation with an injury victim:

  1. To help you understand how the law applies to your injury situation.
  2. To help you understand your options for pursuing compensation.
  3. To determine how we can best help you based on our experience and “insider” information from years of working within the insurance industry.

We are here for you.

Contact us today for a FREE consultation.

How can our team help you?

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle or auto accident, or sustained an injury while at work, we can help. We handle all types of accident and injury cases and will provide a free consultation. Please explore our site to learn more about our legal services. We welcome you to contact our office and ask about ANY type of injury and how we can help with your situation.

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“The legal team at Schroeder and Mandel goes beyond the “usual” attorney, with constant, timely communication kept me feeling up-to-date, involved and knowing that I had an important case. ”

JP, 2019