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Keith J. Kerfeld was raised in Glenwood, Minnesota, located in the western part of the State, and attended St. John's University where he graduated in 1978. He then attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law, graduating with honors in 1982.
Upon graduation from law school, Keith joined the litigation department at Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel. Within several years of starting practice, Keith was made a partner, serving on the firm's Management Committee, practicing insurance defense, construction litigation and plaintiff product liability.
In 1994, Keith joined his friend, Mike Tewksbury, in forming Tewksbury & Kerfeld. Since the inception of the firm, Keith has been the firm's Managing Partner and has focused his plaintiff practice on personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from automobile accidents, defective products, construction site accidents, and mold and moisture intrusion claims. Additionally, Keith is viewed as one of the top mediators in the State and is routinely requested to serve as an arbitrator or mediator by other attorneys and insurers.
Unique to Keith's practice is the influence of his past work experience both before and after law school. Throughout college and during his first year in law school, Keith worked for a variety of construction companies in the areas of framing and masonry construction. This hard physical labor gave him an appreciation for the impact that physical injuries have on one's ability to work. Moreover, while at Rider, Bennett, Keith worked for many of the major insurance companies. During those years, he learned what facts caused insurers to evaluate claims for their highest value. Both of these experiences give him a unique position from which to represent the interests of his injured clients against opposing insurance companies.
Keith has been elected to a select group of attorneys who have been recognized by their peers for their legal skill and expertise and professional reputation by receiving an AV rating, the highest available, by a national legal evaluator Martindale-Hubbell. Likewise, Keith has been a perennial selection as one of the top 5% attorneys in the State of Minnesota by a peer review conducted by Law & Politics and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine.
|MN||Authorized to practice||1982||10/08/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Managing Partner||Tewksbury & Kerfeld||1994 - Present|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Juris Doctorate||1982|
|St. John's University||Bachelor of Science||1978|
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