Jake Jagdfeld

Partner

jake_jagdfeldJake R. Jagdfeld is a Partner with Johnson Becker, PLLC. He exclusively represents plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation and disability claims. He also represents Veterans in their claims for VA disability benefits throughout the United States. Additionally, as a part of his military benefits practice, Jake represents U.S. Servicemembers and Veterans in their claims for Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) benefits. The claim and appeals process can be challenging, and often requires that a lawsuit be filed in United States Federal District Court when the agency appeals process is exhausted.

Jake has been elected to the Board of Governors of Minnesota Association for Justice, and often serves as a panelist in presentations regarding No-Fault Insurance, No-Fault Arbitrations, Workers’ Compensation, and trial practice. He is also on the National Advisory Board of The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA).

As a part of his practice Jake has developed extensive working knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrative (FMCSA) regulations for inter-state trucking companies. These regulations are often the keys to obtaining successful outcomes for clients injured or killed in semi-truck and heavy truck crashes. Additionally, Jake has developed extensive knowledge of complex workplace and construction accidents where an injured worker can have both workers’ compensation and third-party or product liability claims.

While an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota Jake spent time volunteering with U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone assisting Veterans with their claims and assisting research on policy presented in the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and exercise and spending time with his family and friends and is an avid sports fan.

RECENT CASE RESUME

  • Weske v. Hartford, Court File No. 13-3554 (DSD/JJK) U.S. District Court, Minnesota – ERISA disability, February 2015
  • Tieng v. Downs, Court File No. 62-CV-11-8356 Ramsey County District Court – Jury Trial, November 2012
  • Parker v. Teamvantage Molding, Court File No. WC12-2145 (JRT/JJG) Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, October 1, 2012
  • Katzenberger v. Raph, No. 112-0059, Minnesota Supreme Court, June 7, 2012
  • Katzenberger v. Kelly Raph d/b/a Raph Construction, WID No. 2163434 Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals – September 19, 2011
  • Hansen v. Metrop. Prop. & Casualty Ins. Co., Court File No. 62-CV-10-5265 Ramsey County District Court – Jury trial, July 2011
  • Brown v. Brasch, et al., Court File No. 02-CV-09-1779 Anoka County District Court – Jury trial, March 2010
  • Quinlan v. Gourley, Court File No. 62-CV-09-1130 Ramsey County District Court – Jury trial, January 2010
  • Carlson v. Met. Life Ins. Co., Court File No. 08-6119 (JRT/JJG) U.S. District Court, Minnesota – ERISA disability, April 2009

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workplace and Construction Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents/Motor-Vehicle Accidents
  • Veterans’ Disability – VA Disability Claims
  • Disability Insurance Claims
  • Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)

PRESENTATIONS AND/OR PUBLICATIONS

  • “How to Help the Jury to See, Feel, and Understand Your Client’s Brain Injury” – APITLA Super Summit III – June 2015
  • Minnesota Association for Justice – “Heartbreak Hotel” Panelist – February 2013
  • “Perspectives From a Younger Lawyer On Deposing the Truck Driver” – The Lawyer’s Logbook, Vol. 2, No. 4; Oct-Nov 2012 (APITLA)
  • Minnesota Association for Justice – “No-Fault Panel: Case Updates and Strategies” Panelist – August 2012
  • “Focus On The Fundamentals: Know Your Client To Strengthen Your Case And Diffuse Defenses” – The Lawyer’s Logbook, Vol. 2; Apr-May 2012 (APITLA)
  • Minnesota Association for Justice – “No-Fault Arbitrations – Workers’ Compensation/No-Fault Interplay” Panelist – October 2010

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2014
  • Selected to The National Trial Lawyers’ “40 Under 40”, 2013
  • Selected to APITLA’s National Advisory Board, 2013
  • Recognized as a Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Minnesota, 2008
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 2008
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2013

EDUCATION

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota 2008
    J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2003
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science
    Minor: Journalism and Mass Communications