About Jim Batchelor

James Batchelor Lawyer

As an undergraduate student, Jim Batchelor attended the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse where he earned a B.S. degree with honors in two majors, English and History. During college, Jim captained the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse cross-country and track teams and was named an NCAA All-American five times. During his senior year he won the Wisconsin State University Conference Scholar/Athlete of the Year Award. University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse also awarded Jim with the Jay Norris Memorial Scholarship given to the top student in the English department. He then attended the University of Minnesota School of Law from which he graduated in 1991. He was subsequently admitted to practice in both the United
States Federal Court and the Minnesota State District Courts.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and his friends. Jim is also an avid runner and biker.

Jim focuses his practice on representing clients with all varieties of personal injuries including but not limited to: work injuries, motor vehicle collisions, dog attack injuries and construction accidents. Additionally, he represents disabled individuals in connection with claims for social security benefits and short- and long-term disability benefits.

Jim has extensive litigation experience in the Minnesota State District Courts and also in Administrative Law Courts in front of Social Security judges and Worker’s Compensation Administrative Law judges. Jim’s experience includes appearing on numerous occasions in front of the Worker’s Compensation Court of Appeals and also participating in multiple cases in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

Exclusively representing individual Plaintiffs in the following types of cases:

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Admission: 1992
  • United States District Court Bar Admission: 1992

Education

  • University of Minnesota School of Law, Graduation 1991
  • University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, Bachelor of Science (High Honors) Graduation 1988 – double major in English and History.

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