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Ruth M Harvey

Workers compensation Attorney at Mankato, MN

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1980
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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I've been practicing Social Security disability, personal injury, and workers' compensation in Mankato, MN, for over 30 years. I represent injured and disabled people.  I do free consultations in all these areas and never charge a fee unless I win for you. I am consulted often by other area attorneys who need help in these areas, and I have been on the faculty of the annual Workers' Compensation Institute for many years, presenting information at seminars to experienced work comp lawyers.

I have obtained millions of dollars for my clients over the years.  I have gotten their medical bills paid.  I can advise you about all the ways you can recover for your injuries - and coordinate those in order to maximize the help you get.


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Harvey & Carpenter
75 Teton Lane #100
Mankato, MN, 56001


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Posted by Leslie | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ruth Harvey is a great Workers Comp attorney
Two attorneys rejected my case before I found Ruth. Not only did Ruth take my case, she got a very good outcome for me, better than anything I hoped for. Ruth’s easy and calm demeanor was helpful in times of anxiety at various stages of my case. Ruth was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2011
My experience with Ruth Harvey
I have been incredibly impressed with Ruth Harvey as my attorney in a Worker's Compensation case. I initially approached Ruth because my employer's insurance company stopped paying for my medication without notifying me. Ruth helped me dive right into his problem. She aggressively pursued the insurance company for answers (which I was not given after inquiring). Ruth worked with my doctor and constantly kept me informed. The insurance company eventually was ordered by a judge to pay for my medical treatment as well as issue me a large check. Ruth did not charge me for her extensive services (which lasted over a year), instead billing the insurance company. Even after the judge's ruling, Ruth has been in contact with me and has even spoke on my behalf voluntarily with smaller issues that have arose with the pharmacy I am using. I could not have been more impressed with the professional knowledge she exercises, paired with a personal understanding of and empathy for her clients.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Harvey & Carpenter
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Blethen, Gage & Krause
  • 1980 - 1993


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Iowa State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Hoover v. ISD 84
  • Lost at initial hearing but won on appeal to Work Comp Court of Appeals, affirmed by S. Ct.
  • Sanchez v. Quality Pork Producers
  • Won right for employee to get needed treatment outside managed care plan.
  • Flanagan v. SMC et al
  • Health insurer was required to cover surgery for my client.
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  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member (State and Local Chapters)
  • 1993 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Sixth District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Chair
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (South Central chapter)
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1995 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Service to MWL Award
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Woman of Distinction
  • YWCA
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Service (Chair Civil Litigation Section)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 1999
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  • Clarity
  • Putting Jury Instructions in Plain English: The Minnesota Civil Jury Instruction Guides
  • 2000
  • Bench and Bar
  • The Plain Language Contract Act
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Institute
  • Obesity: Trends in Today's Youth Population, What This Could Mean for Workers' Compensation, and Possible Proactive Steps....
  • 2011
  • Workers' Compensation Institute
  • Retraining and Exploration of Retraining
  • 2010
  • Workers' Compensation Institute
  • The Permanent Partial Disability Schedule in Application
  • 2009
  • Workers' Compensation Institute
  • Establishing Gillette Injuries
  • 2008
  • Workers' Compensation Institute
  • Retraining: The Legend, the Myth and the Reality
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
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Workers compensation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had Ms. Harvey as opposing counsel on numerous cases over the past 20 years. She is tough but fair and an excellent attorney. She always puts her clients first. I would highly recommend her."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Harvey has over 30 years of experience handling worker's compenstaion cases. She is so smart that she teaches other attorneys how to practice worker's compensation law. She is one of the most caring people I know. You can't go wrong with Ruth Harvey!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Throughout the years Ruth and I have been involved in cases where she represented the injured worker and I represented the employer and insurer. Ruth is very knowledgeable in the field of worker's compensation and competently and diligently represents her clients.She achieves the best possible result for the employee."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Over the years, Ruth and I have had a number of cases in which we represented opposing parties. She is well respected in the legal community and a formidable opponent. She fights hard for her clients and does an excellent job at trial, but she is also honest with them and doesn't drag them through unnecessary litigation. Ruth treats her clients with care and represents them with competence. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a workers' compensation attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anyone who has a workers compensation case would do well to consider Ms. Harvey. She is very knowledgeable in the law and a strong advocate for her client. Her clients like her because she is down to earth, easy to work with, and is caring about their needs."
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Mankato Workers compensation Lawyer Ruth M Harvey
Ruth M Harvey
Workers compensation Attorney
Mankato, MN
Licensed for 42 years
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