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Mark Richard Gaertner

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   14 reviews
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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 25 years
    Minnesota - MN 31 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    95%
    Wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, no-fault coverage, insurance coverage disputes, litigation, arbitration.

    32 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Prepare wills, power of attorney, healthcare directives. Probate estates.

    32 years

After over 30 years working in the legal industry, Mark still finds joy in tackling the unique challenges every day presents in the field. He places a high premium on getting to know his clients and learning about their family, culture, job, business and hobbies. Mark’s common sense approach lends itself to productive and favorable negotiations. He remains focused on achieving his clients’ goals in a timely fashion, listening to their specific needs and adapting his strategy accordingly.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2016
Client's Choice
2017 2016

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jeff Xiong | June 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My trusted attorney
Mark has been providing legal services to my family for 20 years. I am very satisfied with Mark. I have referred my children as well several family members to Mark.
Posted by Sia Lor and Thao Mee Xiong | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nicest Law Office
I had the best experience with Mark Gaertner and everyone at his law office. There are two Hmong speaking persons that helped my mother and I with every step of our case from 10 months ago. Today, Mark’s assistant gave my mother and I the best news. Our personal injury case just settled!!! Bills are paid. Thank you to everyone at Walsh and Gaertner!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Houa Yang
Mark helped me when I was at my lowest. Thank you for the life lesson. Don't drink and drive. If you do, and get busted, call Walsh and Gartner.
Response from Mark Gaertner January 16, 2019
Houa, thank you for the endorsement. I am happy we were able to get things worked out for you.
Posted by May | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mark resolved my personal injury claim in a timely fashion. Always there to answer my questions. Very accessible!
Response from Mark Gaertner January 16, 2019
May, thank you for the 5 star rating. It is always my goal to be available for my clients.
Posted by Pang | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I lost all hopes for my previous Atty after 5 long years. I am so glad my husband and I ran into Mr. Gaertner's assistant. They were at resolve my case in less than 2 months after I dropped my file. Thank you!!!
Response from Mark Gaertner January 16, 2019
Pang, your overall rating of excellent is much appreciated. We had to work quickly due to the statute of limitations. The insurance company deserves some credit also for agreeing to work with us by putting your file before some others and getting the necessary authority to settle your case.
Posted by Der Lee college student at Century | January 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
speedy lawyer
My mother and I were victims from a hit and run. We were gonna use our old attorney who were weren't happy with but my dad contacted Mark Gaertner and his staff. I am so glad we made the switch. Mark took care of our medical bills and got my mother and I a settlement within 11 months. I am a college student and the settlement came in time to pay for tuitions and books.
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Response from Mark Gaertner January 16, 2019
Der, it is always good to hear settlement money being used for tuition and books. Thank you again for hiring my firm and I wish you the best of luck in school.
Posted by Mee Xiong, machine operator from eastside St. Paul | January 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Got my settlement
I got into a car accident. The other driver refused to provide insurance and fled the scene. Mark Gaertner and his staff was able to fund the other driver and his insurance and got them to pay for my car and injury. In addition, they are always responsive to my calls. Thank you Mark and Walsh and Gaertner.
Posted by Mikey Kou Yang from St. Paul | January 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Full service law firm
I was out shopping for Christmas presents last December. Another driver merged onto my lane side-swiped my new Camry. I consulted and hired Mark Gaertner and his law firm to help me because I was injured and the other driver blamed me for the collision. Mr. Gaertner and his staff helped convince the other driver's insurance that it was their driver who caused the collision. The other insurance paid for my car repairs which saved me from having to pay $1000.00 deductibles and they got me a nice settlement as well. I highly recommend Mr. Gaertner and his law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Never gave up on my case
The insurance company said I was at fault for the accident. Mark Gaertner worked very hard to convince the insurance company I was not at fault. This helped get my car paid for and I also got a settlement for my injuries. My questions were always answered and the staff was responsive to my needs.
Posted by Elizabeth | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I am very happy i was referred to Walsh & Gaertner, My first attorney never returned my calls. When Walsh & Gaertner took over my case, they did a great job, When i needed an interpreter, one was alwsys available. Thank you for all your help.
Posted by Ga Tong | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I was very happy with the services provided to me at Walsh & Gaertner. I did my research before hiring the firm and was told by my family to hire Walsh & Gaertner. Mark Gaertner worked very hard on my case, which resulted in a favorable settlement. He succeeded in getting all my medical bills paid and was always available to answer my questions. I would absolutely recommend Mark Gaertner and the firm to anyone who has been injured in a car accident.
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Posted by Kristine | July 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Case finally over yayyy
They were very nice and helped me through the process. There were some bumps in the way but they made sure I got my questions answered and my concerns heard. I'm glad the my case was handled well and is now over.
Posted by Honey | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mark Gaertner exceeded my expectations. I am incredibly grateful that my husband refered me to Walsh & Gaertner. I interviewed a few other lawyers and decided to hire Mark Gaertner. Mark was always available to answer my questions. I received a great settlement and plan to refer my friends and family.
Posted by Bao | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I would highly recommend Walsh & Gaertner. I had a difficult case and was not sure if an attorney would help me. Mark Gaertner said he would help and he did, even though it was not a big case. Mark was always available to take my calls and meet with me to explain what was happening with my case. During my case, I was out of the country for a month, however they were still able to provide me with the help I so greatly needed. When my case got resolved, it took a huge burden off of my chest because I no longer had to worry about medical bills or any other legal problems. Overall, I was very pleased with the firm.
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Response from Mark Gaertner June 24, 2016
Thank you for the kind review of my services. I enjoyed getting to know you and your family and very happy your case worked out so well.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Walsh & Gaertner, PA
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Reding & Pilney
  • 1993 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • James Boyd PA
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Marquette University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shopping Cart Injury
  • $1,250,000
  • Wisconsin motorcycle crash
  • $110,000
  • Texting
  • $90,000
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Associations

  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Superb Rated
  • AVVO
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2021
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Superb Rated
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • The Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Superb Rated
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Best Selling Author
  • Amazon.com
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Handle A Personal Injury Claim
  • Negotiations
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Mark
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an excellent attorney. He's well respected by other lawyers on both sides. He's an exceptional advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is an exceptional lawyer who is committed to achieving the best results for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of personal injury case law and tactics in dealing with insurance companies."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a fantastic lawyer. Sharp legal mind, organized and an aggressive litigator. I give him five out of five stars !!!!"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mark is an efficient and knowledgeable personal injury attorney. He is excellent at assessing cases and getting desired results for his clients."
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