NEWS / FIRM NEWS & EVENTS - February 2023

Welcome to the Firm - Aafedt Forde Continues to Grow!

Andrew Hippert    |     Attorney at Law     |     LinkedIn

Andrew Hippert comes to the firm with 19 years of experience practicing law, with 10 of that being in workers' compensation law. In 2001, he received his Bachelor's degree with Honors, High Distinction Phi Kappa Phi, in History from the University of Minnesota - Morris. In 2004, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Following law school, Andrew entered private practice where he focused on various types of disability/injury matters including workers’ compensation, ERISA litigation, and Social Security Disability claims.

Andrew’s practice has involved successfully litigating matters before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota; various Minnesota District Courts; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota; and various administrative courts including the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings as well as the numerous Offices of Hearings and Appeals for the United States Social Security Administration.      

Kaitlyn Schammel     |     Law Clerk     |     LinkedIn

Kaitlyn Schammel is a 3L at the University of St. Thomas Law School. She is an aspiring labor and employment attorney. Prior to law school, Ms. Schammel received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota.

At the University of St. Thomas, Kaitlyn serves as the Social Chair in Student Government, President of the Employment and Labor Law Association, President of Wellness in Practice, and she is also the Student Liaison to the MSBA Labor and Employment section.

Outside of school, Kaitlyn loves to cheer for Minnesota sports teams (especially the Gophers) and enjoys going to games and spending her free time with family and friends.