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Kelly B. Lambert 

Kelly B. Lambert

Kelly Lambert is a shareholder with the firm Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in 2001. She received her Bachelor's degree cum laude from Hamline University in 1997.

Kelly was admitted to practice law in the state of Minnesota in 2001. Prior to graduating from law school, Ms. Lambert worked as a paralegal and law clerk for approximately five years in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury.

Kelly joined Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A., in 2001 and has experience in all aspects of workers' compensation litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, employer liability cases and subrogation issues. She has a wide variety of clients which include both public and private employers. Many of her clients are self-insured. She enjoys the close working relationships that develop from years of providing defense work for her client base. Kelly has earned broad respect from colleagues and adversaries alike for her thoughtful professionalism. Her goal is to have zealous advocacy coupled with courtesy extended to all parties.

Kelly is a member of the Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance and the Twin Cities Claims Association.

Kelly was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America™ in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law for Employers. She was also selected as a Rising Star Attorney by Super Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters business.

Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Hamline University, B.A., cum laude, 1997
Admissions
  • Minnesota
Born

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Best Lawyers (2020)
  • Minnesota Rising Stars® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2009-2012)
  • Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota by Super Lawyers® (2012)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Medical Cannabis & Minnesota WC Cases – Update and Practical Discussion,” Workers’ Compensation Institute, April 24, 2019
  • “Top Comp Quick Fire – A Panel Discussion,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 5, 2018
  • “Current Trends in Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling – A Panel Discussion,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 6, 2017
  • “Panel Discussion: Current Trends in Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 7, 2016
  • “Panel Discussion: When the Quick Question Becomes the Quirky File II,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 2, 2015
  • “Case Law Update,” Minnesota Employers Workers’ Compensation Alliance, September 10, 2015
  • “Panel Discussion: When the Quick Question Becomes the Quirky File,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, September 12, 2014
  • “Case Law Update,” Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance, June 6, 2014
  • “The New Normal: Petitioner and Defense Analysis of 2013 Law Changes and Impact on Claims Handling,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, September 27, 2013
  • “Arising Out of and In the Course of Employment,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 5, 2012
  • “Closing Difficult Cases: Effects of Aging Workforce on WC Claims,” CEU Institute, July 10, 2012

Involvement

  • Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance
  • Twin Cities Claims Association

Best Lawyers 

Super Lawyers