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General Defense


2355 Highway 36 West, Suite 300, Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Established: 1968

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law

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Client Information

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


David N. Larson

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1976
  • Wisconsin, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1978
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Federalist Society
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1976

Howard Y. Held

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1983
  • Wisconsin, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1983
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota Self Insurers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1983

David O. Nirenstein

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Washington University, J.D., 1993

Ryan J. Courtney

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2004
  • Wisconsin, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2004

Melissa S. Cashman

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2006
  • Wisconsin, 2007
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2006

Kelly P. Falsani

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2009
  • Wisconsin, 2010
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2009

William R. Moody

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2011
  • Wisconsin, 2018
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2011

Kelly B. Nyquist

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2012
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2012

William J. Warren

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2016
  • Nebraska, 2017
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Nebraska State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., 2016

Abigail A. Lindekugel

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2015
  • Wisconsin, 2018
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2015

Ashley L. Tune

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., 2019

Lisa C. Radintz

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2019

Nora J. Steinhagen

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2019

Benjamin J. Kramer

Roseville, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Connor B. Burton

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