Gary M. Hazelton

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bemidji, MN

Hazelton Injury Attorneys
 | 100 Mag Seven Ct SW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-444-4529
Fax: 218-751-1747
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005, 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Gary M. Hazelton is the founder and owner of the Hazelton Law Group located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Certified as a civil trial law specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients across the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Hazelton has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, dramshop law actions against bar owners, dog bites, nursing home abuse, and hospital negligence, medication errors, and other forms of medical malpractice. He also has experience in environmental tort litigation.

    Mr. Hazelton is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice area. Some of the subjects he has covered have included furnishing alcohol to minors, snowmobile liability, direct examination of lay witnesses and punitive damages in drunk driving accidents. He has also had several articles published. The successes that Mr. Hazelton has had both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Hazelton is a 1980 recipient of a Bachelor of Science in industrial education from Bemidji State University. He then went on to pursue a legal education at the University of North Dakota School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1984. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota and North Dakota state courts, Mr. Hazelton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005, 2008 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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    About Gary Hazelton

    Admitted: 1985, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Minnesota SuperLawyer 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • MSBA Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court – District of North Dakota
    • United States District Court – District of Minnesota 
    • Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College–F-Warriors Board Member (Past)
    • Anishinabe Legal Services, Board of Directors, Chair (Past)
    • Halpern Group, Litigation Advisory Board
    • Americain Association for Justice
    • Minnesota Association for Justice, Secretary, 2013-2014
    • Minnesota Association for Justice, Treasurer 2012-2013
    • Minnesota Association for Justice, Executive Committee
    • Minnesota Association for Justice, Board of Governors
    • Minnesota Association for Justice
    • Minnesota State Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Seminar Materials for all above Seminars
    • Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, What your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want you to Know and Won’t Tell you Until it is too Late, Celebrity Press Publishing, 2010
    • The Minnesota Liquor Liability Book, Legal Remedies when Bars Overserve Drunk Drivers, Word Association Publishers, 2010
    • The Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Book, Straight Answers for the Injured and their Families, Word Association, Publishers, 2010
    • Three part series on jury selection for The Warrior, Publication of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, 2002-2003
    • Proving the Impact on Young Children of the Death of a Parent, MNAJ Wrongful Death Seminar, January, 2010
    • Motions in Limine Before and During Trial, MNAJ Motions, Seminar, December, 2009
    • Amending the Complaint to Assert Punitive Damages Against the Drunk Driver, MNAJ Mid, Winter Convention, February, 2009
    • Winning Your First Civil Trial, March, 2007
    • Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash, Seminar, MLTA, Multiple
    • Getting Your Evidence and Expert Testimony Admitted Into Court in North Dakota, June, 2005
    • Dram Shop & Liquor Liability, Course Chair, Lectures: “Claims for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors” & “Undermining the Defense Toxicologist and Bartender/Staff on Cross, Examination, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Assoc., April, 2005
    • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Trial, "Direct Examination of Lay Witnesses" Minnesota Trial Lawyers Assoc., February, 2005
    • Voir Dire Laboratory, Jury Selection Demonstration, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Assoc. Annual Convention, 2004
    • Damages Workshop, Course Chair, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, March, 2003
    • Voir Dire Laboratory, Jury Selection Demonstration, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, February, 2003
    • Check it out: Does the Medical Literature Really say what the Adverse Examiner says it says?, MTLA Annual Convention, 2000
    • Medical Records Documentation, Minnesota Chiropractic Association Spring Convention, 2001
    • Numerous, Minnesota Chiropractic Association, 2001
    • Medical Records Documentation
    • Snowmobile Liability, MTLA Spring, 1999
    • An Independent Examination of the Independent Examiner, MTLA Mid-Winter Convention, 1999

    Educational Background:

    • Bemidji State University, B.S. Industrial Education, Concentration: Construction, 1980
    • Bemidji High School, 1976
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    Office Location for Gary M. Hazelton

    100 Mag Seven Ct SW
    Bemidji, MN 56601

    Phone: 218-444-4529

    Fax: 218-751-1747

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