Clifford J. Knippel, Jr.

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

Walsh & Gaertner, P.A.
Clifford J. Knippel, Jr.
Walsh & Gaertner, P.A.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1972

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2007

Walsh & Gaertner, P.A.

24 4th Street East
St. Paul, MN 55101 Visit website


Clifford J. Knippel, Jr., an attorney with the law firm of Walsh & Gaertner, P.A., brings more than 43 years of legal experience to bear when representing his clients in St. Paul, Minnesota, and throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Mr. Knippel's law practice is focused on helping injured plaintiffs with their medical malpractice and personal injury matters. He additionally has an active portion of his legal practice devoted to probate litigation.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Knippel first earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of St. Thomas. He then pursued his legal education at the William Mitchell College of Law, now known as the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, from which he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1972. In the same year, Mr. Knippel became licensed to practice law before all of the state courts of Minnesota.

Mr. Knippel's lengthy career has been marked with successes. Over the years, he has successfully recovered substantial settlements and verdicts for his clients in the areas of products liability, automobile accidents and medical malpractice in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. One representative matter is a medical malpractice case filed against the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. When he won that case, he had the distinction of being the first attorney who had ever won such a case against the renowned clinic.

Throughout the years, Mr. Knippel has established himself as a determined litigator. He has earned a well-deserved reputation among his fellow professionals for his skill and ethics, as attested to by his receipt of an AV* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1972, Minnesota

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Educational Background:
  • University of St. Thomas
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota

Office location for Clifford J. Knippel, Jr.

24 4th Street East
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-968-8028


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2007

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