Joshua W. Laabs

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Schmidt & Salita Law Team
Joshua W. Laabs
Schmidt & Salita Law Team

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2012

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

Schmidt & Salita Law Team

13911 Ridgedale Dr
Suite 325
Minneapolis, MN 55305 Visit website


Joshua W. Laabs is an attorney at Schmidt-Salita Law Firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Laabs focuses his practice on personal injury law. He handles cases involving car accidents, bicycle accidents, boating injuries, cancer injuries, chemical exposure, concussions, distracted driving, drunk driving, pedestrian accidents, traumatic brain injuries, truck accidents, work injuries, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. He has experience with both at-fault and no-fault claims.

Mr. Laabs serves clients in Minneapolis and throughout the state of Minnesota. Over his years in practice, he has helped many Minnesota residents obtain compensation after injuries caused by negligence. He has been included on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 list as well as the American Institute of Legal Counsel’s Top 40 under 40 and 10 Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Client Satisfaction lists.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Laabs regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars for the Minnesota Association for Justice and the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Center. He belongs to the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice.

After graduating from Concordia College with a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Laabs earned his law degree from Hamline University School of Law, now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Earlier in his legal career, he practiced personal injury and workers’ compensation law at another Minneapolis-based law firm. He holds a license to practice law before all Minnesota state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2012, Minnesota

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited, LLC
  • , Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • , 10 Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Client Satisfaction, The American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • , 10 Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Client Satisfaction, The National Trial Lawyers
  • , Top 40 under 40, The American Institute of Legal Counsel
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Center
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter, Minnesota Association for Justice
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota State Bar, 2012
  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, 2015
Educational Background:
  • Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“great employee's attorney”

“Josh works tirelessly for his clients. He is also a champion for the profession and is very involved in organizations that rise the level of practice”

“Josh advocates strenuously for his clients. He is a thoughtful and experienced attorney.”

“Josh is a good advocate and cares about making the entire practice area better. ”

“Josh is great. He is smart and committed to the practice. I have written articles and taught CLEs with him and he is very knowledgeable and passionate about advancing the practice. ”

“One of the smartest attorneys I know, and a reliable resource on complex issues. He is compassionate with his clients, and volunteers to improve the legal process.”

“Josh knows how to handle both cases and clients. I've been turning to him for insight and advice since I started practicing work comp. He always has great suggestions on what to do, or what to try if it's a rare question that he hasn't faced before. Even though technically a competitor, he never hesitates to help.”

Office location for Joshua W. Laabs

13911 Ridgedale Dr
Suite 325
Minneapolis, MN 55305

Phone: 952-473-4530


1 Year Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

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