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Stephen D Gabrielson

Litigation Attorney at Sartell, MN

5.0   10 reviews
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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1983
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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To my knowledge, no attorney in the St. Cloud/Brainerd area has tried as many cases for injury victims as I have in the past 20 years. This experience has allowed me to earn both State and National certification as a Civil Trial Specialist, an award granted to less than 1% of Minnesota attorneys.




You need caring assistance from someone who takes the time to know you and your case. I take that time, and you will see it in my diligent preparation and presentation of your claim.


Proven Success:


I have recovered out-of-court settlements for my clients totaling in the tens of millions of dollars and have won some of the most substantial verdicts on records in Central Minnesota, including the first million dollar injury verdict in Stearns County.


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Gabrielson Law Offices, Ltd.
Gabrielson Law Offices - Brainerd
Laurel Place
102 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN, 56401
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Posted by Mary | August 10, 2015
Very competent ,supportive and understanding.
I hired Steve after I had a car accident. He was very patient and understanding as he guided and supported me through the complex insurance and legal process. It was so nice to have him as an advocate and reassure me the rehabilitation I needed was valid and essential for my healing. He was very professional and helped clarify legal claims and jargon in a language I could understand. He believed in me and I believed in him. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a good honest lawyer for litigation, personal injury or wrongful death.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Dependable, Extremely Knowledgeable
I contacted Steve due to a personal injury I sustained. Steve immediately took my case. I was treated with respect and consideration by Steve and everyone on his staff. They are exceptional. My case was settled to my satisfaction in less than a year. My particular injury is at times a hard one to collect damages for, but Steve, took the bull by the horns and got me the settlement I was looking for. I would recommend this attorney to anyone faced with personal injury.
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Posted by Marta | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Helps the "little guy".
A very attentive attorney and always available law firm. He helped me deal with a giant of a company - and found a positive outcome for this "Lil' gal". Thank you to everyone at Gabrielson Law!
Posted by Nancy | April 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgable and Professional
I found Mr. Gabrielson to be a very knowledgable and professional attorney. Never having hired an attorney before, he took time to explain the process and what part I needed to play within this process. I appreciated that he had an office in the Brainerd area as well as Sartell. Mine was a personal injury case and I believe it was handled by Mr. Gabrielson exactly as it should have been. I would not hesitate to hire him again.
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Posted by Amanda | November 5, 2015
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Dependable, Knowledgeable, Honest
Steve and I worked together in 2012 when I was in a car accident which shattered my leg. Right from the beginning I could sense Steve was a good person. He was very sincere to my situation and though he had other cases to tend to, he was devoted to me each time we met. Steve knows personal injury. During our visits, he would show diagrams of leg injuries and break down the medical details of my injury. This helped me understand the future implications I will now endure. I felt comfortable with our discussions and trusted he had my best interest at heart. Steve would help me make decisions rather than telling me what I needed to do. I trusted his opinion and would highly recommend Steve Gabrielson to anyone seeking a valuable attorney. He will not disappoint.
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Posted by Shelly | August 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Very Personable
I hired Steve in 2009 to handle a dog bite incident for my young son. Steve was not like any attorney I have ever met in the past. He was personable, and willing to answer questions of myself as well as my 9 year old. Six years later, after the case had been settled, Steve and his firm are still there to help with questions and concerns regarding this case. Steve was hired a second time to represent me in an auto accident, I have, and will continue to recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Professional, Loyal, Dedicated, Knowledgeable....
There are so many great adjectives we could use to describe Steve Gabrielson, it's hard to know where to start. Not only was he extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout the process, but he was kind and caring - there for us every step of the way. We were left in a total quandary after dealing with a difficult injury at work, unsure of what to do next, or how to go forward with our lives. Steve Gabrielson made it simple. We no longer felt like a number, but as though we mattered, that our case mattered, and that he was dedicated to us and the compensation we deserved. Throughout the near four years we worked with Gabrielson, he continually went above and beyond, and allowed us to feel confident in the direction of our case and our new normalcy we were about to embark on. It was so nice to be a part of the process, always knowing what step was next, what we need to do, and what he was doing to ensure we were on the right path to success. I would highly recommend Steve to any individual that is in a life-altering situation, or situation where you are left unsure or what to do, or how to do it. Not only will he get you the adequate result(s) you deserve, but he will do so in a professional, genuine, trusted, dedicated, intelligent, and compassionate demeanor.
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Posted by W | August 5, 2015
Have strongly recommended to others
I felt in excellent hands with Steve & his staff. They are well organized, knowledgeable, thorough, and courteous. They made this unfortunate & stressful time in my life more bearable since I did not need to worry about them getting time sensitive documents gathered, completed, and filed. Additionally, they were honest and personable which made it easier to trust their advice throughout the legal process. This narrative is not just based on one case; I had to hire Steve again and did so with no reservations. In total, I worked with the team for nearly 2 years and had never doubted their capabilities.
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Posted by Jamie | August 5, 2015
Every Cloud has a Silver Lining
While watching our child suffer after an aggressive dog attack, we realized that we needed to take legal action immediately. Searching for a personal injury attorney can be a daunting task however we found Steve almost immediately. Our first meeting with Steve was arranged rather quickly at which point he was extremely detailed, took photographs and documented every piece of information related to the incident. We left feeling like we had made the right choice. He worked with the insurance companies so that we did not have to pay out of pocket for the medical expenses incurred. Throughout the process, we had the pleasure of working with both Steve and his very professional and polite staff and would recommend this firm to anyone. He was successful in acquiring a nice settlement for our child and explained everything along the way so that we never felt like we were in the dark. Would we contact Steve Gabrielson again in the future? Absolutely!
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Posted by Paulette | August 5, 2015
Gabrielson Law: No case too big, no case too small!
When I walked into Gabrielson Law offices the first time, I was full of doubts and nerves. Was my case too small? Would I be politely dismissed in favor of a bigger, more lucrative case? But instead, Steve took the time to listen to me, asked lots of questions, even took pictures, and then assured me that I did have a valid case and that he would be happy to represent me. I left that first appointment no longer with doubts and nerves but with confidence. And so it began. Steve started right away doing those mysterious lawyer things that lawyers do. He gave as much time and attention to my relatively small case that he gave to his bigger cases. He kept me informed when I needed to be. The first big thing that happened occurred quite quickly: He got the insurance company to pay the medical bills from my accident. That was huge! Then when it came time to start final negotiations, Steve involved me in the process, from coming up with a starting point (although he did discourage my suggestion of a million dollars, even though I was only kidding -- sort of) to deciding the point where negotiations would stop. We ended up with a settlement that I was very happy with. I will definitely call Gabarielson Law if I'm ever in need of a personal injury attorney again. And I won't hesitate to recommend them to friends. Thanks for everything, Steve!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gabrielson Law Offices, Ltd.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Holmen Law Firm
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Dougherty Scott and Gabrielson
  • 1983 - 1989


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Borg v. Skyjack et al
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Rassat v. Helm Truck Line and American Crystal Sugar
  • Multiple 6-Figure Settlements


  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Specialist - Civil Trial Law
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Hearsay Rule
  • 2009
  • Minnesota District Judges Association Annual Meeting
  • The Hearsay Rule
  • 2008

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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would describe Steve as patient, thorough, honest and a consummate advocate. This is a very talented lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have handled many lawsuits opposite Steve over a 30 year period and have always found him true to his word. He is a strong advocate for his client in all cases and represents them with the upmost honesty."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is an excellent attorney. I have tried cases against Steve and he is a tireless advocate for his clients. I also refer work to Steve because I know the cases will get handled skillfully and thoroughly. Steve is in the very small group of lawyers that I would hire if I needed a personal injury attorney."
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Sartell Litigation Lawyer Stephen D Gabrielson
Stephen D Gabrielson
Litigation Attorney
Sartell, MN
Licensed for 40 years
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