Ed Risch

Ed 052-biggerMy practice involves litigation in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury. I represent injured workers and those who have suffered injuries as the result of motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and various other situations. I also represent individuals for claims related to unemployment benefits.
I have worked both sides of the table representing insurance companies and the injured. My experience working for and with each side of a claim gives me the ability to evaluate a claim effectively and thoroughly. I pride myself on the ability to effectively communicate with my clients. I am most often described as a “people person.”
I began my career representing insurance companies against workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, spending time with the law firm of Cousineau McGuire and as a staff attorney for The Hartford. I next clerked for the Honorable Judge R.A. “Jim” Randall (ret.) of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Now, I only represent the injured. My goal is to obtain maximum compensation for my clients.
Prior to my legal career, I served my country for seven years in the United States Air Force. My duties in the military provided me the opportunity to work in different countries and travel around the world. My military duties involved working in conditions that required quick thinking and interacting with people of different cultures. My military experience certainly adds to my legal expertise.
In my time away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three children. We enjoy spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and playing hockey. I am an avid hockey enthusiast rooting for the Colorado Avalanche! My wife and I also enjoy running 5K and 10K races.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • No-Fault Arbitrations
  • Unemployment Benefit Issues

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2004

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D.
  • Park University, Parkville, Missouri, B.S. cum laude, Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award For Workers’ Compensation—awarded to the top student in the class

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Tenitginer Law Firm
  • Krueger Law Firm
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge R.A. Jim Randall (ret.)
  • The Hartford, Staff Attorney
  • Cousineau McGuire, Associate Attorney
  • United States Air Force, Security Police