Richard Nelson  

Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala PA

Phone: 612-375-5902

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Richard Nelson - 81 S Ninth St, Suite 500 Minneapolis MN 55402-3214

Practice Area

  • Workers' Compensation 100

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I’ve been defending workers’ compensation cases for insurers and businesses for 30 years. (Yes, that’s before personal computers existed.) My family says I eat, breathe, and sleep work comp. I must admit I do love it.  It’s always changing – the law, the cases, the medicine, the people. I enjoy pinpointing the issues, defining the goals, collaborating with my clients, and getting the case resolved, whether by settlement or trial.

In addition to the file work, I also enjoy the “academic” part of work comp. I have written a lot of materials, and I enjoy giving presentations to my clients, hopefully making your lives easier while having some fun along the way. I edit our firm’s Workers’ Compensation Newsletter.  Understanding the business end of things is also important to me — as a firm shareholder, I take that aspect seriously, working to see things from both the employer and insurer perspective.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hunting, backpacking, and wine.

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Minnesota Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Member

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Name: Richard Nelson
Law Firm: Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala PA
Address: 81 S Ninth St, Suite 500 Minneapolis MN 55402-3214
Phone: 612-375-5902

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