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Kathryn Hipp Carlson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Long Lake, MN

Hipp Carlson Law PLLC
1850 Wayzata Blvd. W., Suite 100
Long Lake, MN 55356
Phone: 612-333-8600
Fax: 612-333-9100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 1998
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

Serving the entire state of Minnesota, Kathryn Carlson represents clients on every issue pertaining to workers' compensation law, from administrative conferences to the Minnesota Supreme Court. She is a skilled negotiator and advocate for workers, and has focused her practice on workers' compensation for the past 26 years.  She has earned her reputation for compassionate, quality and tenacious representation.

Along with her satisfied clients, Ms. Carlson has earned accolades from her legal peers who have given her an AV Preminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.* This is only given to the top tier of attorneys who have exemplified high levels of legal skill and ethical practices. She has also been repeatedly named a top 40 workers' compensation attorney and Superlawyer. Kathryn Carlson is highly regarded lecturer and speaker at legal education functions and conferences. She is also a published author.

Perhaps more telling than her accomplishments is the fact that many of her clients come from personal recommendations from past clients and from other attorneys. With her ability for both compassionate understanding and fierce negotiating skills, Kathryn Carlson offers quality representation to workers throughout Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers, and she is frequently appointed the chair of workers' compensation continuing education seminars.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS).

Workers' compensation cases are complex.  A specific knowledge and experience is required to successfully handle these types of cases. This is why Kathryn Carlson is the choice of many Minnesota workers when they need legal assistance and a voice to speak on their behalf.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Workers' Compensation: Claimant


24 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 1998

About Kathryn Hipp Carlson

First Admitted: 1993, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequently Appointed the Chair of Workers' Compensation Continuing Education Seminars

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Co-chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section, 2016


  • AV Preminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a top 40 Workers' Compensation Attorney

Educational Background

  • J.D. University of Minnesota Law School, 1993

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Kathryn serves on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS)., 1999


  • Minnesota Supreme Court vicotry in Frandsen v. Ford Motor Company. ., 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Co-chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association., 2015
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Office Location for Kathryn Hipp Carlson

1850 Wayzata Blvd. W.
Suite 100
Long Lake, MN 55356

Phone: 612-333-8600

Fax: 612-333-9100

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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