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Mark L Rodgers


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Mark graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota) in 1978 and from the Northwestern School of Law/Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon) in 1981. In 1981, Mark and Sally Rodgers moved to Bemidji. Mark worked in general private practice and also part-time as an assistant county attorney from 1981 to 1984. From 1984 to 1992, Mark continued in private practice emphasizing workers' compensation and personal injury as well as working part-time as assistant public defender for the 9th Judicial District of Minnesota. From 1993 to the present, Mark has limited his practice primarily to representing injured people who are attempting to collect fair compensation from insurance companies. (Mark also assists individuals when they seek to obtain Social Security Disability, Unemployment Compensation, and other employment-related benefits and rights.)

Mark has tried to conclusion well over one-hundred lawsuits on behalf of injured clients. Mark has a competitive mindset, pays close attention to detail, has a high level of dedication to his clients and thrives on the challenge of obtaining justice for his clients. This has resulted in a high percentage of favorable decisions on behalf of his clients. Because of Mark's successful trial record, he is able to obtain reasonable settlements from insurance companies. Mark has settled millions of dollars of claims on behalf of his clients over his long career as a trial attorney. Mark started practicing law in 1981. Mark’s many years of legal experience and high energy level allow him to use his skill and knowledge to the maximum benefit of his clients.


Mark believes that personal attention to the client and thorough trial preparation are the keys to successful representation of his clients in relation to their workers' compensation and/or personal injury claims.


Contact info

Rodgers Law Office, PLLC

1421 Bemidji Avenue North
Bemidji, MN, 56601-3863

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Charles M Cochrane

    Mark is an excellent workers compensation lawyer. He fought hard for the victims of the Red Lake School shooting, establishing important legal precedent on the compensability of mental injuries.


    Charles Cochrane Workers compensation Attorney
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NDAuthorized to practice law201107/24/2016
MNAuthorized to practice198106/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MN Attorneys of the YearMinnesota Lawyer2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRodgers & Garbow, PLLC1999 - Present
PartnerCann, Haskell, D'Albani, Schueppert, Hazelton & Rodgers1994 - 1999
Assistant Public Defender9th Judicial District of Minnesota1984 - 1992
PartnerKief, Fuller, Baer, Wallner & Rodgers, Ltd.1984 - 1994
Assistant County AttorneyBeltrami County1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Minnesota Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Beltrami County Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeAdvocateN/A
American Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation SectionBoard Member2000 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cass Lake Superfund SiteN/A
Red Lake High School Shooting TragedyN/A
$223,000 Recovery Received for Farm Worker in Workers' Compensation Benefits.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeN/AN/A1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota House of RepresentativesTestimony for PTSD in MN House2013
Lorman Education Services ConferenceWorkers' Compensation And Personal Injury In Minnesota2001
Workers' Compensation SummitWorkers' Compensation and Post Traumatic Stress DisorderN/A
Monthly Meeting of the MN DOLIFailure to Cover Post Traumatic Stress DisorderN/A
Minnesota Association for Justice Yearly ConferenceExamination of Adverse Medical EvaluatorsN/A
Members Only Minnesota Association for Justice ConferencePost Traumatic Stress DisorderN/A