EricksonJ_LowRes_01Location: Roseville, Minnesota
Phone: 651-223-4999
Fax: 651-223-4987

Caroline Bell Beckman is a shareholder with Erickson, Bell, Beckman & Quinn, P.A.

Ms. Beckman has been representing injured workers since 1988. She has presented at various Continuing Legal Education seminars on injured workers’ rights. She also won the first case approving disc replacement surgery in workers’ compensation court in 2005.

Ms. Beckman has been representing municipal clients also since 1988, both as a prosecutor and a civil lawyer. She has presented many times on the Open Meeting Law and Data Practices Act.

Both as a City Attorney and an injury lawyer, Ms. Beckman has tried numerous cases in the district courts and workers’ compensation courts.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Municipal – Civil
  • Municipal – Criminal Prosecution
  • Personal Injury
  • ERISA Subrogation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Minnesota, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 1988

EDUCATION

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

o   J.D., 1988

o   Law Review – Staff Member, 1986-1987

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

o   B.A., 1983

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Madson v. Mpls. Police Dept. (Minnesota WCCA No. WC09-5021, April 20, 2010) (Minnesota Court of Appeals 2010)
  • Kauffmann v.City of Wells (first workers’ compensation case awarding disc replacement), (OAH 7/25/05) (OAH 2005)

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • City of Vadnais Heights
  • White Bear Township
  • City of North St. Paul
  • City of Roseville
  • Teamsters Local 638 Health and Welfare Fund

RECOGNITIONS

  • Ramsey County Traffic Safety Initiation
  • Tubman Certificate of Recognition
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who – Municipal Law
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project, 2010 – present

ANCILLARY BUSINESSES

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Clinic Supervisor
  • Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program, Mediator/Arbitrator