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Gary M. Hazelton is the founder and owner of Hazelton Injury Attorneys, located in Bemidji, Minnesota. He has been practicing since 1985 and exclusively in the personal injury field since 1990. The mission of Hazelton Injury Attorneys is to be a resource where personal injury victims and their families can turn to educate themselves about their rights and about how to find the right lawyer without the pressure of having to first meet with a lawyer. Educational materials are available through the firm website at or by calling toll free 1-888-711-4529 24/7.

Both Gary and his associate Michael R. Hughes are graduates of the intense Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming, and commit to return yearly for additional training and practice. Gary is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and a four-time Minnesota SuperLawyer. It is the philosophy of the firm that every case must be fully developed from the beginning as if it will go to trial. The firm accepts a limited number of cases to ensure full development of each case and thereby an increased likelihood full compensation for the injured clients.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Wayne Chapel

    I know Gary from having spent a week with him in 2011 at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in 2011. I was impressed with Gary's quick mind and familiarity with issues that affect personal injury cases. Since 2011, I have often read articles and postings written by Gary. His ability to take complex issues and make them simple is well above the average lawyer. And, just as important is his heart for people. Gary is a unique mixture of an intellectual with a practical side that is fueled by his caring and compassionate heart. Although I do not get many people asking me for a referral in Northern Minnesota, when I do get one, the first trial lawyer that comes to mind is Gary Hazelton! I highly recommend Gary to anyone who has been, or has a friend or loved one, who has been injured in an accident.


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  • Robert Charles Barnes

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hazelton is a tough & formidable opponent. Responsive & ethical.


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Contact info

Hazelton Law Firm

677 Anne St. Suite B
Bemidji, MN, 56601


MNAuthorized to practice198508/14/2016
NDAuthorized to practice law198508/27/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Minnesota SuperLawyer 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009 -2013Minnesota Law and Leading Attorneys2003
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association for JusticeTreasurer2012 - Present
Minnesota Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2003 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeF-Warrior's Board2004 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Word Association PublishersThe Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Book2010
Word Association PublishersThe Minnesota Liquor Liability Book2010
Celebrity Press PublishingWolf in Sheep's Clothing2010
The Warrior - Publication of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers CollegeThree part series on jury selection for The Warrior2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Bemidji State UniversityIndustrial EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wrongful Death SeminarProving the Impact on Young Children of the Death of a Child2010
MNAJ 2009 Mid-winter ConventionAmending the Complaint to Assert Punitive Damages Against the Drunk Driver2009
Going Through the MotionsMotions in Limine Before and During Trial2009
Winning Your First Civil TrialGeneral Trial Skills2007
Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Seminar - MultiplePunitive Damages2005
Getting Your Evidence and Expert Testimony Admitting into Court in North DakotaAdmission of Expert Testimony2005
Dram Shop & Liquor Liability — Course ChairDram Shop Liability2005
Voir Dire Laboratory — Jury Selection DemonstrationMock Jury Selection Demonstration2004
Voir Dire Laboratory - Jury Selection DemonstrationMock Jury Selection Demonstration2003
Damages Workshop - ChairDamages Proof2003
Minnesota Chriopractor's Assoc. Annual ConventionMedical Records Documentation2001
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Assoc. Annual ConventionCheck it out: Does the Medical Literature Really say what the Adverse Examiner says it says?2000
Planes, Trains and AutomobilesSnowmobile Liability1999
An Independent Examination of the Independent ExaminerAdverse Medical Examiner Techniques1999