Few lawyers can match Joe’s credentials, with over thirty years of legal experience. Joe has been a partner at Bradshaw & Bryant over ten years, having spent most of his early career at Schwebel, Goetz and Sieben. He has tried and settled cases throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Joe excels in personal injury litigation, securing many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. In his very first trial, the jury awarded SIX times more than the insurer offered. Since then, he has secured:
•$1.5 million, a record setting settlement for injuries to a Wisconsin motorcyclist
•$1 million structured settlement after verdict against mother's restaurant for hand injury
•$15 million award, $5 million judgment for injuries from drunk driver
•$510,000 settlement for death and injuries from loose rodeo bull
•$461,000 award for ankle fracture - with Jim Schwebel
•$330,000 verdict for slip and fall on ice
•$87,000 verdict for neck injury
•$60,000 structured settlement for dog bite to 8-year-old
Joe has many other similar verdicts and settlements, some of which are confidential.
Joe is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, the very highest rating an attorney can achieve from the most highly respected attorney rating service. He has been Board-certified as a Civil Trial Specialist since 1998. He has been a Super Lawyer almost every year since 1999.
Joe not only knows the law, he teaches it! In addition to the "Practice Pointers" column that he authors for Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Joe has written many articles relating to No-Fault and Personal Injury. He regularly teaches lawyers, doctors and lay people. He has organized and taught numerous programs in Auto Accident Law and Trial Strategy. He has also taught classes in No-Fault Auto Insurance Law at William Mitchell College of Law.
Joe served as President of Minnesota Association for Justice (previously MTLA), President of the Warren Burger Inn of Court and President of the Minnesota Consumer Alliance. He has also won such accolades as MTLA’s “Trial Lawyer of the Year” and “Excellence” Awards.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1987||10/17/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2002|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2001|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2000|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association||1999|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||1999|
|Excellence Award||Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association||1998|
|Partner||Bradshaw & Bryant, PLLC||2006 - Present|
|Owner||Kane Crumley Lawfirm||1999 - 2006|
|Associate||Schwebel Goetz & Sieben||1988 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||N/A||2016 - Present|
|Warren E. Burger Inn of Court||Past President||1990 - Present|
|Minnesota Association for Justivce||Past President||1987 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Minnesota Consumer Alliance||Past President||1990 - 1997|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyer magazine||Legal Advice after an Automobile Death||2008|
|William Mitchell College of Law||N/A||1987|
|Handling the Car Crash Case||Automobile law||2012|
|Moren ex. rel. Moren v. Jax Restaurant and Badger Mutual Insurance||$1 million structure after $330,000 verdict|
|L.A. v State Farm||$1.5 million settlement|
|Helseth v. Contois and Allstate Insurance||$15 million Hennepin County Arbitration Award, $5 million judgment|