Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

The attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers understand that legal problems impact every area of life. We have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the legal process.

Firm Overview

If you were injured on the job in Minnesota, or as a result of your employment, you have a legal right to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits include wage loss, medical treatment, job search assistance, and possibly even retraining.

You Are Not Alone. We Can Help.

Workers' compensation claims in Minnesota can be extremely frustrating and confusing. Insurance companies employ hundreds of attorneys and claims adjusters who handle these cases every day, and they are not always looking out for your best interests. Many times the injured employee is left alone to navigate this difficult system. It is not uncommon for an injured worker to get lost in a procedural maze of red tape and dead ends. The result is that many people with legitimate claims are denied benefits simply because they don't know the rules.

Main Office

Main Office
11100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 211
Minnetonka MN 55305

Phone

(612) 294-2200

Fees

Office Information

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our commitment to you includes:

Promptly returning your calls. We return phone calls within 24 hours, and usually sooner.
Responding to your e-mails. We check our messages dozens of times a day.
Being available to meet you in person. If you want to speak to your lawyer face-to-face, you can get an appointment the next day.
Keeping you updated. Our lawyers will copy you on every document that we prepare on your behalf, from a doctor's letter, to the court summons.

Michael Lammers

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Michael Lammers devotes his civil litigation practice to helping people facing trying times. He represents people who have been injured as well as those whose legal rights have been violated. He knows how hard insurance companies and unethical employers work to deny the claims of people recovering from injuries and he has committed his practice to fighting on their behalf.

Mike is a trial lawyer experienced in every aspect of civil litigation including jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. He believes the best way to hold wrongdoers accountable is to rigorously pursue justice through our court system. Mike is not afraid of difficult cases or large corporate defendants. The reason he helped found H&L (and 612-Injured) was to have the ability to choose to work on cases he believes in.

Mr. Lammers received his bachelors degree in religious studies from the University of Iowa, and his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. He is also a military veteran, having served in the Navy during the first Gulf War.

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Sexual Assault
Medical Malpractice
Civil Rights
Wrongful Death
Catastrophic Injury
Wrongful termination

Education

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Benjamin Heimerl

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Benjamin J. Heimerl is a founding Partner at Heimerl & Lammers, LLC. Benjamin partnered with Michael B. Lammers to create a law firm with the ability to handle all of their clients' legal needs while building lasting relationships. The mission of Heimerl & Lammers, LLC is to provide the superior legal representation and service that our clients deserve, during what could be the most difficult and frustrating time in their life.

Since graduating from William Mitchell College of Law, in St. Paul Minnesota, Benjamin has dedicated his time, almost exclusively, to helping injured clients. His time in the Marine Corps taught him the value of being the best at what you do, and that the only way to be the best is through hard work and dedication. He has taken this passion to the courtroom, where he works tirelessly to battle big insurance companies who refuse to live up to their moral and contractual obligations.

Education

William Mitchell College of Law
Juris Doctor,

Jenna Eisenmenger

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Jenna Eisenmenger is a family law attorney at Heimerl & Lammers who has committed her professional skills and experience to pursuing the best for Minnesota's families. She's been a vocal and persuasive advocate for parents. Her commitment to parents and their well-being has earned her their respect and praise.
Ms. Eisenmenger has dedicated her practice to the area of family law. During law school Ms. Eisenmenger worked as a certified student attorney for the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney in the Family Law Division, where she represented the County in over 500 child support hearings.

Upon graduating from law school Ms. Eisenmenger has worked exclusively in family law and has represented hundreds of clients in the areas of divorce, custody, domestic abuse, grandparent visitation, and various other areas of family law.

Ms. Eisenmenger was born and raised in Minnesota. During her free time she enjoys playing volleyball, traveling and spending time with family.

Areas of Practice:
Child Support
Child Protection
Spousal Maintenance
Complex Valuation Issues
Income Determinations
Non-marital Asset Claims
Custody
Parenting Time
Paternity
Appeals
Dissolution of Marriage
Adoption
Jurisdictional Issues
Grandparent and Third-Party Custody

Education

University of Saint Thomas School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Kathryn Lammers

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Katie established the family law practice at Heimerl & Lammers in 2009, building it into one of the premier family law practices in Minnesota. Her department of 6 dedicated family law attorneys helps people throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota in every type of family law matter including divorce, custody, asset division, adoption, and more.

Katie's clients have described her as knowledgeable, excellent and an attorney who truly cares.Her clients have lauded her for being calm and collected in court, and tough on the opposition.

Katie has represented hundreds of clients in civil litigation cases in Minnesota, the majority of which have been in family law matters. She has experience in virtually every aspect of the litigation process including appeals, jury trials, bench trials, summary judgment hearings, motion practice and ADR, including Early Neutral Evaluations.

She is a rule 114 qualified neutral and a qualified family law mediator. She is certified as an SENE and FENE mediator. She has served on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and is a volunteer for Tubman. She also serves as a Ramsey County and Hennepin County volunteer mediator. She is also a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, and Douglas K Amdahl Inn of Court and is a former member of the Minnesota Association for Justice. She serves as a mentor attorney for the University of St. Thomas mentor program. She has presented various CLEs at the Hennepin County Bar Association on the topics of bankruptcy and divorce and discovery issues. She recently presented at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law on the intersection of family law matters and tax issues. She has authored articles on School Choice in Minnesota and Third Party Custody matters. Katie is on the bench and bar committee at the Hennepin County Bar Association working to bring the members of the bench in contact with members of the bar through education. She also serves as a volunteer investigator on the 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee.

Katie has built a thriving family law practice with five dedicated family law attorneys and professional staff. She believes that the practice of family law should be civil and treats all parties with respect even in the most acrimonious of disputes. Katie handles hundreds of family law disputes annually. She has received compliments from clients, the Court and opposing attorneys as to her professionalism and competency in handling family law cases.

Katie has settled many cases using mediation or the ENE process and when cases can't settle, she has not hesitated to take cases to trial on a variety of legal issues including child custody modification, spousal maintenance, property division, parenting time and custody, and division of assets and debts. Katie also appears periodically before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and has argued the topics of child custody modification, child support, parenting time, spousal maintenance, domestic abuse and property division to the Apellate Court.

Katie lives in Bloomington with her husband Mike, their two children and one dog. She enjoys running, working out, cooking and reading mystery novels.

Areas of Practice:
Child Support
Child Protection
Spousal Maintenance
Complex Valuation Issues
Income Determinations
Non-marital Asset Claims
Custody
Parenting Time
Paternity
Appeals
Dissolution of Marriage
Adoption
Jurisdictional Issues
Grandparent and Third-Party Custody

Education

Hamline University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Bria S. Walling Walling

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Bria is a family law attorney who is passionate about the matters she handles, with an emphasis on adoption and juvenile matters. Her understanding of family law issues goes beyond schooling, as she comes from a family of family law attorneys. She utilizes the knowledge her lifelong exposure to family law issues has provided her, along with her expertise, to help advocate for her clients.

Prior to obtaining her law degree, Bria spent several years working in the financial industry. In her spare time, Bria enjoys spending time with her family at her cabin in northern MN, and walking her dog, Harriet, around local lakes.

Areas of Practice:
Child Support
Child Protection
Spousal Maintenance
Complex Valuation Issues
Income Determinations
Non-marital Asset Claims
Custody
Parenting Time
Paternity
Appeals
Dissolution of Marriage
Adoption
Jurisdictional Issues
Grandparent and Third-Party Custody

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
Juris Doctor,

Elizabeth Hartwel

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell is a family law attorney at Heimerl & Lammers. Ms. Hartwell serves as a compassionate and fierce advocate for her clients, representing them in a wide variety of family law matters. A skilled writer and negotiator, she enjoys crafting creative solutions and is always prepared to advocate for her clients and their children both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Hartwell graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College and earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas, where she was an editor of the Law Journal. She has served on the University of St. Thomas School Alumni Advisory Board.

Ms. Hartwell comes to Heimerl & Lammers from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she practiced family law for over 11 years and was a shareholder in her former firm. A member of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, she is a trained parent coordinator and has frequently worked as a Court-appointed neutral. She is experienced at handling parental child abduction cases and is a member of the International Child Abduction Attorney Network. Ms. Hartwell is also trained in collaborative divorce.

In her spare time, Ms. Hartwell enjoys spending time with her family and is a freelance singer and cellist.

Areas of Practice:
Child Support
Child Protection
Spousal Maintenance
Complex Valuation Issues
Income Determinations
Non-marital Asset Claims
Custody
Parenting Time
Paternity
Appeals
Dissolution of Marriage
Adoption
Jurisdictional Issues
Grandparent and Third-Party Custody

Education

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Chelsea Barr

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Chelsea Barr is a family law and estate planning attorney with a desire to help families navigate some of the most stressful and sensitive times of their lives.

Chelsea graduated magna cum laude from Minnesota State University, Mankato. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Domestic Violence Unit of the Niagara Falls Police Department. Chelsea earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. During law school, she worked as a certified student attorney at the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. She participated in the Immigration Appellate Clinic, representing individuals in their immigration appeals. Chelsea also served as a senior editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

After graduating, Chelsea worked in the legal department of an international corporation, then clerked for a criminal judge in the Fourth Judicial District Court. As a judicial law clerk, Chelsea worked closely with the judge on sensitive legal issues in and out of the courtroom. This experience has given her a unique advantage as she has seen many cases from the Court’s perspective.

Chelsea is an active member of the Hennepin County Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers.

In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys running and rollerblading around the lakes, frequenting local coffee shops, and visiting the place she grew up, Niagara Falls, New York. Chelsea completed the Twin Cities Marathon in 2017 and dreams of running the Boston Marathon.

Areas of Practice:
Child Support
Child Protection
Spousal Maintenance
Complex Valuation Issues
Income Determinations
Non-marital Asset Claims
Custody
Parenting Time
Paternity
Appeals
Dissolution of Marriage
Adoption
Jurisdictional Issues
Grandparent and Third-Party Custody
Estate Planning

Education

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Scott Kruger

Heimerl & Lammers, LLC

Scott Kruger has focused his legal career on assisting people injured by the negligence of others. He understands that the legal process is complicated, and that insurance companies are trying to take advantage of people during stressful times.

Mr. Kruger is dedicated to making the legal system easy to understand in a calm, straightforward manner. Whether you are recovering from your injuries, attending arbitration, or preparing for a court appearance, Mr. Kruger takes the time to explain what to expect to make you as comfortable as possible in stressful situations.

Mr. Kruger attended Carthage College in Kenosha, WI where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in English and Theatre. He worked for several years before returning to school, and then earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law (before it merged with Hamline).

Mr. Kruger is active in the Midway Neighborhood in St. Paul, where he and his wife, Katie, raise their three children. His family enjoys visiting state and local parks throughout Minnesota, and spending with his extended family up in the Brainerd Lakes area.

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Work Comp

Education

William Mitchell College of Law,
Juris Doctor,

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