Brad  Delger 

Brad Delger

Shareholder & Board Member

Brad Delger is a shareholder and board member in the firm of Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. He received his Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. He received his Bachelor's degree magna cum laude in Political Science from Winona State University in 2001.

Brad was admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota in 2004 and was admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in 2005. While in school, he served as an editor of the Minnesota Law Review and worked as a research assistant for one of his law professors. Following law school, he worked as an attorney at an insurance defense law firm for one year before joining the law firm of Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. He represents employers and insurers in workers' compensation litigation.

Brad has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America™ in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law for Employers. Brad has been named to the Minnesota Rising Stars list annually from 2012 to 2018. Rising Stars are recognized as the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state of Minnesota and each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.  

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2004
  • Winona State University, B.A., 2001
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Albert Lea, Minnesota

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Best Lawyers® (2020 - current)
  • Minnesota Rising Stars® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2012-2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Letting Cooler Heads Prevail: Effective Handling of TBI Cases," AFGMH 2023 WorkComp WorkShop, September 29, 2023
  • "Off Your Desk Forever! Mediation Tips & Tricks," AFGMH Virtual Coffee Talk, July 13, 2023
  • "Minnesota Workers' Compensation Treatment Parameters: They're Not Just for Chiropractors Anymore," AFGMH 2022 WorkComp WorkShop, September 30, 2022
  • "Pick Your Tough Claim Topic: Panel Discussions," AFGMH Virtual WorkComp WorkShop, October 15, 2021
  • "Navigating COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation: An Update," AFGMH Webinar, April 8, 2021
  • "Don't Avoid the NOID: Tips and Strategies for Successfully Filing NOIDs in the New Campus System," AFGMH Webinar, March 23, 2021
  • "Traumatic Brain Injuries - Avoiding a Litigation Headache," CorVel Corporation, October 20, 2020
  • "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - 2020 Case Law Update," AFGMH Virtual WorkComp WorkShop, October 2, 2020
  • "Medical Cannabis in the Workplace: 2020 Update," Workers' Compensation Institute, August 26, 2020
  • “Mental Injuries and PTSD,” CEU Institute, January 22, 2019
  • “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – 2019 Case Law Update,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 4, 2019
  • “Breaking Down Complex Workers’ Compensation Issues,” Southern Minnesota Human Resources Association, December 13, 2018
  • “New Law Changes…Just When You thought it Was Safe to Calculate Benefits,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 5, 2018
  • “Case Law Update,” Minnesota Employers Workers’ Compensation Alliance, March, 8, 2018
  • “How to Spot a Fish Tale in the Land of 10,000 Lakes: Fraud and Surveillance,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 6, 2017
  • “Increased Risky Business: Primary Liability Post Dykhoff,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 7, 2016
  • “Case Law Update,” Minnesota Employers Workers’ Compensation Alliance, September 10, 2015
  • “Mental Injuries and PTSD,” CEU Institute, July 16, 2015
  • “Role of the Attorney in the Claims Closure Process,” Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance, March 11, 2015
  • “Permanent Partial Disability and the AMA's Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment,” CEU Institute, February 24, 2015
  • “Third Party Liability Issues in Insurance,” Minnesota CPCU 60th Annual All-Industry Day, October 27, 2014
  • “Degenerative Disc Disease from Acute Trauma,” CEU Institute, October 21, 2014
  • “Fashion Victim or Injured Worker – Dykhoff Examined,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, September 12, 2014
  • “Case Law Update,” Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance, June 6, 2014
  • “Chronic Pain,” CEU Institute, June 3, 2014
  • “Undocumented Workers: An Employment and Work Comp Perspective,” CEU Institute, April 17, 2014
  • “Derailing the Runaway Rehab Train,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, September 27, 2013
  • “Mediation Preparation and Strategy,” CEU Institute, September 24, 2013
  • “Case Management Challenges: Handling Complicated Surgical Matters and Related Return to Work Issue,” CEU Institute, July 9, 2013
  • “Developing a Litigation Strategy: PTD Benefits and New Work Comp Changes,” CEU Institute, June 28, 2013
  • “Mediations,” CEU Institute, June 19, 2013
  • “Exposure Analysis of PTD Claims,” CEU Institute, March 5, 2013
  • “Fraud and Surveillance: Tips for Identifying and Defending Dubious Claims,” CEU Institute, March 5, 2013
  • “Vocational Rehabilitation,” CEU Institute, March 5, 2013
  • “Negotiations for the Claims Adjuster/Settlement Negotiations,” CEU Institute, February 27, 2013
  • “Ethically Handling Minnesota Claims,” CEU Institute, February 5, 2013
  • “Effective Recorded Statements,” CEU Institute, January 23, 2013
  • “Fighting Insurance Fraud & Abuse,” CEU Institute, January 16, 2013
  • “Primary Denials and Avoiding Penalties,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 5, 2012
  • “Closing Difficult Cases: Effects of Aging Workforce on WC Claims,” CEU Institute, July 10, 2012
  • “Mechanism of Injury,” CEU Institute, February 8, 2012
  • “Claims Management Challenges: Telephonic Challenges,” CEU Institute, July 15, 2009


  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Claims Association

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