|MN||Authorized to practice||1992||04/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mpls Work Comp Law- Claimants "Lawyer of the Year"||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Top 100 MN Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2007|
|Top 100 MN Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2006|
|Arthur Lynip Award for Outstanding English Literature Student||Westmont College||1989|
|Arthur Lynip Award for Outstanding English Literature Student||Westmont College||1988|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Thomas D Mottaz||1996 - Present|
|Attorney||Gilmore, Aafedt, Forde, Anderson, & Gray, PA||1992 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Anoka County Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Metzger v Turk, Inc.||affirmed|
|Metzger v Turk, Inc.||affirmed|
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|book||"That's Why They Call it Practicing Law"||2017|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Minnesota Worker's Compensation Deskbook||2012|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Westmont College||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|2016 Minnesota Worker's Compensation Symposium||Tales from the Dark Side- Decisions, Decisions||2016|
|The 30th Annual Workers' Compensation Institute||Co-Chair||2015|
|The 2014 Minnesota Workers' Compensatoin Deskbook Seminar||Proving whether the Injury "Arose Out Of" Employment after Dykhoff||2014|
|Mayo Clinic Health System Occupational Medicine Monthly Provider Roundtable||Understanding the Basics of Minnesota Workers' Compensation||2014|
|A Workers' Compensation Seminar||Sharpen Your Skills- A Workers' Compensation seminar: Working With Your Opponent||2014|
|Work Comp Work Shop||Analysis of 2013 Changes to MN Work Comp Law||2013|
|The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Deskbook Seminar||Medical Benefits||2012|
|The 27th Annual Workers' Compensation Institue||Time and Project Management||2012|
|Globe University Panel Presentation||Legal Ethics||2012|
|The 26th Annual Workers' Compensation Institute||Intervention: Practice Tips and Strategies||2011|
|The 25th Annual Workers' Compensation Institute||Co-Chair||2010|
|2010 Workers' Compensation Seminar||Client Relations||2010|
Posted by Billy
Mr. Kempston was excellent at returning calls and e mails! I feel as though he truly cared and fought hard for me! David and his office staff were always friendly and very helpful. The only regret I have is not asking him for help sooner.
Posted by Barb
If you are hiring a workers comp lawyer, something undesirable and stressful has happened. Having David Kempston represent me relieved that stress. He clearly stated the terms under which he would initiate a case. Once those terms were met he persevered in contacting every person that would be influential in our best outcome.
David and his staff communicated clearly and in a timely manner. His office is far from my home, but that was inconsequential, don't let the zip code be your guide to your attorney.
I felt listened to, cared for , and respected.
I think the best way to express my gratitude and admiration for David Kempton's expertise and compassion is to just paste some of my email replies during the time our case was in his hands.
Praises for resolution!
I also thank you and your staff for your excellent and compassionate work on our behalf.
Very best regards,
Thank you for your excellent and compassionate work on our behalf. I also appreciate how you worked with our dear, loyal xxxxxx throughout this process.
I am very grateful for the outcome and pleased to see that it will be resolved soon.
I will be looking for guidance on the dollar amount each of them were awarded in the settlement.
My sincerest gratitude,
Can I give you a standing authorization to negotiate on our behalf? I trust your expertise.
Hi David- no problem, I can see things are happening quickly.
Contact me any time I can offer info.
Glad you connected w xxxxx
Ill send that note and look around for anything else that may be useful.
Posted by Michelle
David Kempton was recommended to me by an attorney friend who stated that David was one of the top attorneys in the area for my kind of case and boy was he right ! He has taken my employer head on when they attempted to push me out of my claim. He is a fighter and not intimated by large corporations. He himself or his office staff always take my calls and get me answers within hours of my asking.
Jay Hartman, Workers compensation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
David is one of the most formidable opponents I face in my workers' compensation defense practice. He is a consummate professional, skilled trial lawyer and passionate advocate for his clients. Quite simply, David is at the top of his field and a credit to his profession.