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As dedicated advocates and experienced litigators, our attorneys represent clients with the passion and skill necessary for successful resolutions. Because our practice is focused exclusively on personal injury and criminal defense, we know how to represent people under the most difficult circumstances. We understand the devastating impact a sudden injury or loss of a loved one, or a criminal charge can have on you and your loved ones. Our job is to do everything we can to lessen the burdens imposed by these traumatic events.

Our lawyers are supported by a talented and experienced staff, devoted to assisting you in every aspect of your case and to providing the superior level of service and attention you deserve.

Michael Bryant

As a husband and father, he not only understands the legal aspect of personal injury and criminal defense, but he also knows how it affects families. Legal troubles, whether you are injured or in need of criminal defense, can be devastating for a family emotionally and financially. With this in mind, Michael strives to find justice for all of his clients in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Michael Bryant was listed in Minnesota Monthly as a Regional Trendsetter (click here to download the PDF version of this article).

Michael Bryant was chosen as a 2005 Super Lawyer. (click here to download the PDF version of this article).

MINNEAPOLIS (March 31, 2008) Michael Bryant has been named as one of Minnesota's Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine for the fourth time in five years. The 2007 Minnesota's Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyer survey was published in the June/July edition of Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine. Over 18,000 ballots were sent to randomly selected attorneys across Minnesota. Minnesota attorneys were asked to name peers that they considered to be outstanding lawyers in the field of personal injury law.

Joseph Crumley

Joe enjoys helping injured people and their families to secure just and fair compensation. He has been quite successful since his very first trial, when a Hennepin County jury awarded six times what the insurance company had offered. Since then, he has won the largest verdict in Minnesota for a shoulder injury ($325,000), and, with Jim Schwebel, the largest award in Minnesota for an ankle injury ($461,000). He was recently able to conclude the largest motorcycle injury settlement in Minnesota, for $1.5 million.

John Bradshaw

Everyone has problems and sometimes they are overwhelming. John has always aimed toward helping people deal with that kind of obstacle. He has been fortunate in having a widely varied education and background in many walks of life. He was married to his wife Joan for 50 years and has three children. He appreciates that life is often complex, seldom easy and that their clients need support and attention. His focus has been on the personal and technical aspects of complex injury litigation and helping his clients mend their lives.

Kevin Carpenter

Kevin clerked for a judge for a year after law school and then spent 17 years doing mostly defense work for insurance companies.  For the past 16 years Kevin has spent most of his time representing injured plaintiffs.  Over the course of nearly 35 years as a lawyer, Kevin has tried over 100 cases to juries and briefed and argued over 50 cases in the appellate courts.  He has tried cases involving issues of all types of negligence, including medical negligence/malpractice.  He is particularly interested in insurance coverage issues.

Stephen Foertsch

Stephen Foertsch is an Associate Attorney at Bradshaw and Bryant, PLLC. Stephen primarily practices in the area of criminal defense. He represents those accused of all levels of crimes from misdemeanors to felonies, including assault, drug charges, and DWI. Stephen also serves as a Stearns and Benton County Public Defender, representing individuals in paternity, civil contempt, and civil commitment cases.

Christy Thorson

Christy has worked on personal injury cases for several years, so she understands what it takes to make sure clients are treated fairly and are properly compensated for their injuries. She is compassionate with clients but a very tough negotiator with the representatives from the insurance companies.

Paralegals

Deb Mayer
Deb has worked as paralegal for Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC for over 30 years and has worked primarily in the St. Cloud office since it opened in 1996. Deb is the mother of two adult sons who have been in and around the office their whole life. Deb still lives near the original Eden Valley office. Deb has been involved in some of the office’s biggest trials and concentrates in the area of complex litigation.

Julie Kummet
Julie has worked for Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC for over 30 years. She has worked as a paralegal handling the needs of individual clients and helping move cases along. Julie is married and the mother of two sons and still lives in Eden Valley near the original Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC Office. Julie has been involved in numerous trials, arbitrations and hearings. She has worked with all of the lawyers in the firm in continuing to work and process claims for injured clients.

Brenda Salzer
Brenda joined Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC at the end of 2004 as a legal assistant. Brenda has extensive experience working in personal injury having worked in the St. Cloud area for over 12 years. Brenda is married and the mother of three young children and has lived in the Stearns County area her whole life. Brenda is skilled in the day-to-day communication with clients, preparing cases for litigation and in areas of document production and discovery.

Brandice Crider
Brandice has worked for Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC for over 11 years. She was hired on as a Legal Secretary and was promoted to a Paralegal in 2006. Brandice grew up in Clarissa, MN, but has been living in St. Cloud area for the past 13 years. She is also married and is a mother of two young sons.

Stacy Anderson
Stacy has worked for Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC for 13 years. She was hired as a Legal Secretary and promoted to being a No-Fault Paralegal. Stacy lives in Bowlus, MN with her wonderful husband and is the mother of 4 children. She works in helping clients get their medical bills and wage loss paid through the AAA arbitration process.

Gail Schmit
Gail joined Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC in June of 2007 as a Paralegal. She has over 20 years of experience working in automobile and insurance law. Gail grew up in Benton County, and has now lived in St. Cloud for the past several years. Gail focuses on processing and preparing injury cases whether by settlement or trial.

Mandy M. Johnson
Mandy started at Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC as a paralegal intern and was hired full time in September of 2008. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Associates in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Minnesota School of Business, Waite Park. Mandy is originally from Granite Falls, MN and has been living in the St. Cloud area for several years. She is married and the mother of three.

Ashley Bernard
Ashley joined Bradshaw and Bryant PLLC as a paralegal in 2011. She has over 4 years of experience working in personal injury. She works directly with clients and prepares cases for litigation. Ashley has attended St. Cloud State University and has an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from the Minnesota School of Business. She grew up in Richmond, Minnesota and currently lives in Cold Spring.

Cheryl M. Pojanowski
Cheryl started at Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC as a paralegal intern and was hired full time in September of 2011. She attended Minnesota School of Business and received an Associates of Applied Science degree in Paralegal studies. Cheryl and her husband have lived and worked in the St.Cloud area for 8 years and have expanded their family to include two young daughters.

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