Attorneys At Law

Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt is a law firm with tradition and expertise in the practice areas we serve. As a Professional Limited Liability law firm since 1946, our attorneys are respectful, innovative, and diligent lawyers.

Meet Our Attorneys

Meet Our Attorneys

The attorneys at Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt, P.L.L.P. are talented, experienced and dedicated. Meet the lawyers that make us the respected and successful law firm we are today.

Our Firm History

Our Firm History

Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt is a medium-size firm and maintains this size so we can devote our full attention to each and every case. We have clients who have trusted their legal work to us for more than 60 years.


Areas of Practice & Legal Services

With lawyers licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we service a wide range of legal practice areas with our services.  Please find our main practices areas and our capabilties below.  Each practice area will also list the lawyers serving that field.

Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt received two first-tier rankings in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms" survey. The firm was ranked in the areas of Workers’ Compensation – Employers and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. The rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Latest Firm News & Information

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Allows Breath Tests in DWI Arrest


    In a 5-2 decision authored by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld Minnesota’s test refusal law making it a crime for any person to refuse to submit to a chemical test under Minnesota Statute § 169A.51 even in the absence of a warrant. State v. Bernard, ___ N.W.2d ___ (Minn. 2015).

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  • Minnesota Supreme Court Restricts Challenges to Contingent Attorney Fees


    At the close of last year, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that contingent attorney fees arising out of a medical dispute, at or below the statutory maximum, were presumptively reasonable. In David v. Bartel Enterprises (Nitro Green), No. A13-2141 (Minn. Nov. 26, 2014), the employer and insurer appealed to the Court on the basis that the Irwin factors ought to be applied when evaluating contingent attorney fees in a medical dispute when the award was within the statutory maximum. On the principle of comity, the Court rejected the argument and placed a premium on carefully evaluating the risk involved in certifying medical disputes.

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  • Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Right to Jury Trial in Section 176.82 Claims


    The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision on August 27, 2014 significantly impacting employers involved in workers’ compensation disputes. In Schmitz v. United States Steel Corp., the court determined that an employee who was terminated post-injury and claimed retaliatory discharge under the Workers’ Compensation Statute is entitled to a jury trial, among other findings.

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