Whitney L. Teel

Whitney focuses her career on workers’ compensation law, particularly defending employers and insurers. She represents employers and insurers in matters involving initial compensability questions, compliance issues, and all aspects of trial and appellate litigation.

Whitney completed the Medicare Secondary Payer Professional certification and is experienced in resolving Medicare issues. She’s a contributing author to a national publication regarding Medicare compliance in workers’ compensation settlements.

Whitney also authors the rehabilitation chapter in the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook. She was selected as a Rising Star in 2012 and has remained on this list ever since. She has been listed as a Top Woman attorney from 2013 to the present. She graduated with honors from law school and served as the Managing Editor for the Hamline Law Review.

  • Hamline University, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., 2002
  • Minnesota
Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Best Lawyers® (2021 - current)
  • Minnesota Rising Stars® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2013 - current)
  • Top Women Attorneys, (2013 - current)


  • Rehabilitation and Retraining – Chapter 8," The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook
  • "The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance," LexisNexis, 2012 to Present
  • "Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements/Releases," MDLA Release Deskbook, 6th ed., 2011
  • "Protecting Your Client’s Future Interest: Update on Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance," Minnesota Defense (Winter 2011)
  • "New Medicare Notice and Reporting Regulations: A Discussion On How To Settle Cases Without Exposing Clients To Penalties Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act," Minnesota Defense (Summer 2009)

Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook, 2018
  • Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium, 2016
  • "Medicare and Workers’ Compensation," Business Law Institute, 2013
  • "How to Survive a Claim Involving Medicare Under the New Rules," MDLA Mid-Winter Conference, 2011


  • Advocates for Human Rights, Volunteer Attorney
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Claims Association
  • Wills for Heros, Volunteer Attorney