Bryan M. Wachter 

Bryan M. Wachter


Bryan Wachter is a shareholder with the firm Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. He focuses his practice exclusively on workers’ compensation defense. He represents employers and insurers in all stages of litigation from initial consultations through formal hearings.

Bryan also has experience working in general civil litigation as well as legal drafting and negotiating on behalf of a Fortune 500 company. He brings his wide range of knowledge and attention to detail to every case he handles.

Each year, Bryan also volunteers his time coaching 1L students through the University of St. Thomas Roadmap to Employment project. Outside of work, his two small children and border collie keep Bryan on his toes.

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • St. John's University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Minnesota

McHenry, Illinois

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Best Lawyers® (2024)


  • “Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Meaningful Employment,” American Bar Association (2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Who Wants to be a Workers' Comp Millionaire?" AFGMH 2023 WorkComp WorkShop, September 29, 2023
  • "To Settle or Not to Settle?...That is the Question: Valuing Your Case," AFGMH 2022 WorkComp WorkShop, September 30, 2022


  • Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Claims Association

Best Law Firm 2023