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An experienced litigator, attorney Brad Kolling has a primary practice focus in workers’ compensation law. He represents clients in matters pertaining to all aspects of workers’ compensation claims and disputes, from initial case analysis through trial and appeal. He also provides advice and counsel to clients regarding general employment matters with an emphasis on risk management as well as OSHA compliance.  In addition, Brad represents Health and Welfare Fund clients for intervention and subrogation matters.

Strategic and persuasive, Brad’s courtroom successes and client service have earned him recognition as a leader in the workers’ compensation bar. As a result, he is frequently called on to educate the industry on workers compensation dispute best practices, tactics, and transformational technologies. Brad’s experience includes representations of clients on both sides of the courtroom and he knows all aspects of litigation including trials, administrative hearings and appeals. This skillset means he brings a unique perspective for achieving success in any contested matter.

In addition to his work as a litigator, Brad also assists litigants in alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis on workers’ compensation mediation.  Creative and collaborative, Brad helps litigants overcome obstacles and find common ground in order to resolve disputes and move forward.


Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2001
  • Minnesota, 2000

Education

  • J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, With Distinction, 2000
  • B.A., History, University of North Dakota, cum laude, 1996
  • B.S., Education, University of North Dakota, cum laude, 1996


Professional Certifications, Awards and Distinctions

  • Named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010
  • Qualified Facilitative/Hybrid Neutral (Mediation) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the District Courts
  • Qualified Civil Adjudicative/Evaluative Neutral (Arbitrator) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the District Courts
  • Advanced Training in the art of trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) National Session Program

Articles

  • North Dakota Law Review – The North Dakota Supreme Court Rules That a Knowing and Intelligent Waiver Requires Awareness of the Dangers and Disadvantages of Self-Representing: State vs. Wicks, 75 N.D.L.Rev.921 – 1999

Presentations

  • “Ethics,” National Business Institute CLE, December, 2018
  • “Social Security Offset Preliminary Considerations,” National Business Institute CLE, December 2018
  • “Navigating Interactions with the ADA and Workers’ Compensation Laws,” National Business Institute CLE, December 2018
  • “ERISA Liens: Negotiating and Reducing,” National Business Institute CLE, November 2018
  • “Process Overview and Best Practices,” National Business Institute CLE, November 2018
  • “Seeing the Forest, Avoiding the Trees,” (Felhaber Labor and Employment Seminar, November 2018)
  • “Challenging the Job Numbers,” National Business Institute CLE, October 2018
  • “Post-Hearing Statements; The Whens, Whys, and How-Tos,” National Business Institute CLE, October 2018
  • “Applying the VE Job Findings to Your Client’s Specific Case,” National Business Institute CLE, October 2018
  • “Lien, Set-Aside and Subrogation Essentials for Workers’ Compensation Cases,” National Business Institute CLE, September 2018
  • “Evaluating Medical Aspects,” National Business Institute CLE, September 2018
  • “Preparing Your Case,” National Business Institute CLE, September 2018
  • “Case Law Update: The Top Cases Of 2017 That You Need to Know,” (Felhaber Workers’ Compensation Seminar, May 2018)
  • “Top Workers Comp Challenges,” National Business Institute CLE, March 2018
  • “Your Top Settlement Complications: How to Get Around Them,” National Business Institute CLE, March 2018
  • “Overcoming Case Preparation Challenges,” National Business Institute CLE, March 2018
  • “Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation: Practical Tips,” National Business Institute CLE, January 2018
  • “Retirement, Health and Welfare Benefit Plans,” National Business Institute CLE, January 2018
  • “Avoiding Mediation Conference Missteps,” National Business Institute CLE, November 2017
  • “ERISA Liens: Negotiating and Reducing,” National Business Institute CLE, November 2017
  • “Overview of the Lien Process,” National Business Institute CLE, November 2017
  • “Workers’ Compensation: Open Forum,” (Felhaber Labor and Employment Seminar, November 2017)
  • “Settlement Process Slip-Ups: Avoiding the Top Mistakes,” National Business Institute CLE, November 2017
  • “Gillette Injuries and Aging Bodies Is It the Job or Am I Just Getting Old?” (Felhaber Labor and Employment Seminar, November 2017)
  • “ERISA Liens Beyond the Basics: Negotiating and Reducing,” National Business Institute CLE, July 2017
  • “Case Law Update: The Top Cases Of 2016 That You Need to Know,” (Felhaber Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2017)
  • “ERISA Disputes and Leveraging Defenses,” National Business Institute CLE, May 2017
  • “Negotiating ERISA Liens Effectively,” National Business Institute CLE, May 2017
  • “Workers’ Compensation Law: Misunderstanding Key Legal Concepts,” National Business Institute CLE, May 2017
  • “Sidestepping Settlement Negotiation Landmines,” National Business Institute CLE, May 2017
  • “Advanced Medical Issues and Workers’ Compensation Claims,” National Business Institute CLE, March 2017
  • “Workers’ Compensation Issues: Permanent Disability, Benefit Computation, Settlements, Etc.,” National Business Institute CLE, March 2017
  • “Handling ERISA Liens,” National Business Institute CLE, January 2017
  • “Ethical Consideration,” National Business Institute CLE, December 2016
  • “Medicare/Medicaid Considerations,” National Business Institute CLE, December 2016
  • “Creating Medicaid and Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements,” National Business Institute CLE, December 2016
  • “Workers’ Compensation: Open Forum,” (Felhaber Labor and Employment Seminar, October 2016)
  • “Effective Management of Workers’ Compensation Claim Form Beginning to End,” (LSS Seminar, August 2016)
  • “Case Law Update: The Top Cases of 2015 That You Need to Know,” (Felhaber Workers’ Compensation Seminar, April 2016)
  • “Getting Started,” National Business Institute CLE, September 2015
  • “ERISA Liens,” National Business Institute CLE, September 2015
  • “Case Law Update: The Top Cases of 2014 That You Need to Know,” (Felhaber Workers’ Compensation Seminar, May 2015)
  • “Approaches to Workers’ Compensation Settlements,” National Business Institute CLE, April 2015
  • “Tips for Successfully Negotiating A Settlement,” National Business Institute CLE, April 2015
  • “Getting Started,” National Business Institute CLE, January 2014 and October 2014
  • “ERISA Liens,” National Business Institute CLE, January 2014 and October 2014
  • “Navigating the Legal and Medical Maze That Is the Mental – Mental Injury In Minnesota Workers’ Compensation,” (Felhaber Labor and Employment Seminar, October 2014)
  • “Case Law Update: PST or W.C.C.A.? The Top 14 Cases of 2013,” (Felhaber Workers’ Compensation Seminar, April 2014)
  • Butterfield Parent Organization, President 2010-2012
  • Fernbrook Elementary School PTO, Treasurer 2011-2012

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