T. Joseph Crumley

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Waite Park, MN

Bradshaw & Bryant, PLLC
 | 1505 Division Street, Waite Park, MN 56387
Phone: 888-416-7541
Fax: 320-259-5438
Selected To Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
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    Few lawyers can match Joe’s credentials, with over thirty years of legal experience. Joe has been a partner at Bradshaw & Bryant over ten years, having spent most of his early career at Schwebel, Goetz and Sieben. He has tried and settled cases throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Joe excels in personal injury litigation, securing many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. In his very first trial, the jury awarded SIX times more than the insurer offered. Since then, he has secured:

    • $1.5 million, a record setting settlement for injuries to a Wisconsin motorcyclist
    • $1 million structured settlement after verdict against mother's restaurant for hand injury
    • $15 million award, $5 million judgment for injuries from drunk driver
    • $510,000 settlement for death and injuries from loose rodeo bull
    • $461,000 award for ankle fracture - with Jim Schwebel
    • $330,000 verdict for slip and fall on ice
    • $87,000 verdict for neck injury
    • $60,000 structured settlement for dog bite to 8-year-old

    Joe has many other similar verdicts and settlements, some of which are confidential.

    Joe is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, the very highest rating an attorney can achieve from the most highly respected attorney rating service. He has been Board-certified as a Civil Trial Specialist since 1998. He has been a Super Lawyer almost every year since 1999.

    Joe not only knows the law, he teaches it! In addition to the "Practice Pointers" column that he authors for Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Joe has written many articles relating to No-Fault and Personal Injury. He regularly teaches lawyers, doctors and lay people. He has organized and taught numerous programs in Auto Accident Law and Trial Strategy. He has also taught classes in No-Fault Auto Insurance Law at William Mitchell College of Law.

    Joe served as President of Minnesota Association for Justice (previously MTLA), President of the Warren Burger Inn of Court and President of the Minnesota Consumer Alliance. He has also won such accolades as MTLA’s “Trial Lawyer of the Year” and “Excellence” Awards.

    Joe was admitted to the bar in Minnesota in 1987 and the U.S. Federal Court in 1988. He attended William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, earning his J.D. in 1987. He completed his undergraduate studies and earned his B.A at the University of Minnesota in 1984.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2011 - 2020

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    MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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    About Joseph Crumley

    Admitted: 1987, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: http://www.minnesotapersonalinjury.com/Bio/TCrumley.html


    • "Excellence" Award - Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
    • Trial Lawyer of the Year - Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 1999

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist MSBA, 1996

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, 2006-2007
    • President, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2007 - 2008
    • U.S. Federal Court, 1988
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Minnesota, 1987

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Joe is the long time co-author of the Practice Pointers Column published quarterly by the Minnesota Trial  Magazine.  He has also written and lectured extensively on automobile insurance and many other issues.


    • Largest Verdict in Minnesota for an ankle injury, $461,000
    • Largest Verdict in Minnesota for a Shoulder Injury, $325,000
    • Largest Motorcycle Injury Settlement in Minnesota, for $1.5 million

    Educational Background:

    • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1984
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    Office Location for T. Joseph Crumley

    1505 Division Street
    Waite Park, MN 56387

    Phone: 888-416-7541

    Fax: 320-259-5438

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