“I provide strong advocacy and offer creative legal solutions for all my clients.” -Joseph G. Twomey
Joseph G. Twomey has been a member of Hansen Dordell since 1998. In that time he has handled hundreds of cases to successful resolution. Joe has experience trying cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators and relishes the competition of the courtroom. He is passionate about obtaining the best possible result for his clients, whether it is through a pretrial settlement or by way of a trial or arbitration. Working together with clients to achieve the desired resolution is Joe’s favorite part of the practice of law.
Joe focuses his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and civil litigation defense. He frequently lectures in the area of Minnesota workers’ compensation in client and continuing legal education seminars.
Prior to joining Hansen Dordell, Joe clerked for Ramsey County District Court Judge John T. Finley, where he was able to observe firsthand how the legal process worked. This experience fueled his interest in trial work.
When Joe is not working, he enjoys reading, playing electric bass guitar, running, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
- Hamline University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1996)
- Editor-in-Chief of the Hamline Law Review (1995-96)
- St. John’s University (Bachelor of Arts, English, 1992)
- U.S. District Court- District of Minnesota
Areas of Practice
- Workers’ Compensation Defense
- Insurance Defense
- Personal Injury Defense
- Ramsey County Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
- Current Co-Chair, Workers’ Compensation Section
- Volunteer, University of St. Thomas Law School Legal Mentorship Program
- Youth Sports Coach, St. Paul
- School Volunteer, Randolph Heights Elementary, St. Paul
- Selected to the Minnesota “Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers, 2005 – 2006, 2008 – 2010
- Settlement Negotiations, American Family Insurance, March 27, 2017
- Caselaw Update, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Alliance Quarterly Meeting, December 7, 2016
- Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Overview, Sedgwick CMS, June 2, 2016
- Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Overview, Liberty Mutual, April 26, 2016
- Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Overview, Farmers Insurance, April 27, 2016
2015 & Earlier
- Minnesota Introduction to Workers’ Compensation, MN CLE, May 27, 2015
- Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Overview, Liberty Mutual, May 16, 2014
- Return to Work Issues, Michael Foods, Inc., December 12, 2013
- Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Overview, Sentry Insurance, November 15, 2013
- Minnesota Introduction to Workers’ Compensation, MN CLE, May 30, 2013
- Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Overview, Sedgwick CMS, May 24, 2013
- Minnesota Introduction to Workers’ Compensation, Various Insurers, September 6, 2012
- Minnesota Introduction to Workers’ Compensation, Sedgwick CMS, May 14, 2012
- Return to Work Issues, Michael Foods, Inc., April 23, 2012
Joe’s Areas of Focus
Individuals look to us for representation in matters involving personal injury. Whether the matter involves an automobile accident, slip-and-fall, dog bite, products liability, dram shop claims, natural gas explosion or other injury-producing event, we have the experience, technical knowledge and resources to represent you.
In much anticipated decisions, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently addressed the idiopathic injury defense in Hohlt v. University of Minnesota and Kubis v. Community Memorial Hospital Association. ...
On November 1, 2016 Hansen Dordell will mark its 70th anniversary. Having been a part of this remarkable firm for almost 18 years, I wanted to take some time to reflect on this significant milestone. ...