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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.


Mankato Work Comp Lawyer


Mankato Personal Injury Lawyer


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
  2. Social Security: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



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    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.


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Contact info

Chesley, Harvey & Carpenter

75 Teton Ln
Mankato, MN, 56001


MNAuthorized to practice198007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service to MWLMinnesota Women Lawyers2006
Woman of DistinctionYWCA2004
Certificate of Service (Chair Civil Litigation Section)Minnesota State Bar Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerChesley, Kroon, Harvey & Carpenter1993 - Present
Attorney/PartnerBlethen, Gage & Krause1980 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Women LawyersMember (State and Local Chapters)1993 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Sixth District Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Minnesota Women Lawyers (South Central chapter)Secretary/Treasurer1995 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drake v. Delta-Royal et alEmployee's benefits continued - court held could not discontinue absent mmi on all conditions.
Sanchez v. Quality Pork ProducersWon right for employee to get needed treatment outside managed care plan.
Flanagan v. SMC et alHealth insurer was required to cover surgery for my client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ClarityPutting Jury Instructions in Plain English: The Minnesota Civil Jury Instruction Guides2000
Bench and BarThe Plain Language Contract Act1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
Iowa State UniversitySociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation InstituteObesity: Trends in Today's Youth Population, What This Could Mean for Workers' Compensation, and Possible Proactive Steps....2011
Workers' Compensation InstituteRetraining and Exploration of Retraining2010
Workers' Compensation InstituteThe Permanent Partial Disability Schedule in Application2009
Workers' Compensation InstituteEstablishing Gillette Injuries2008
Workers' Compensation InstituteRetraining: The Legend, the Myth and the Reality2007