Joseph G. Twomey 

Joseph G. Twomey

Joseph G. Twomey is a shareholder at Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A.  Joe has handled hundreds of cases to successful resolution. He has experience trying cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators and relishes the competition of the courtroom. Joe is passionate about obtaining the best possible result for his clients, whether it is through a pretrial settlement or by way of a trial or arbitration. Working together with clients to achieve the desired resolution is Joe’s favorite part of the practice of law.

Joe focuses his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and civil litigation defense. He frequently lectures in the area of Minnesota workers’ compensation at client and continuing legal education seminars.

Prior to joining Aafedt Forde, Joe was a member of Hansen Dordell Bradt Odlaug & Bradt, P.L.L.P. for over 20 years.  In law school, Joe clerked for Ramsey County District Court Judge John T. Finley, where he was able to observe firsthand how the legal process worked. This experience fueled his interest in trial work.

When Joe is not working, he enjoys reading, playing bass guitar, running, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

  • Hamline University, J.D., 1996
  • St. John's University, B.A., 1992
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Best Lawyers® (2018 - current)
  • Minnesota Rising Stars® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2010)

Speaking Engagements

Joe frequently speaks at client seminars on Minnesota and Wisconsin workers’ compensation topics.


  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Claims Association
  • Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section of MDLA (2014 - 2019)
  • President, Lawyers' Guild of St. Thomas More
  • Volunteer, University of St. Thomas Law School Legal Mentorship Program
  • Board Member, YMCA Camp Northern Lights
  • Board Member, Ramsey County Historical Society
  • Past Youth Sports Coach/Hockey Manager, St. Paul
  • Past School Volunteer, St. Paul School District

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