We are the largest law firm in southern Minnesota, between Rochester and the South Dakota border. We represent individuals, business owners and farmers in a broad range of legal areas, including personal injury, insurance defense, family law and divorce, estate...Read moreWhen people in southern Minnesota think of law firms, the name Hoversten, Johnson, Beckmann & Hovey, LLP, tends to come to mind. Since 1941, we have been the law firm that many people turn to when they face a serious legal issue.
We are the largest law firm in southern Minnesota, between Rochester and the South Dakota border. We represent individuals, business owners and farmers in a broad range of legal areas, including personal injury, insurance defense, family law and divorce, estate planning, probate services, real estate law, employment disputes and business law.
We have the reputation as lawyers who try cases. Many lawyers shrink from the gritty stuff in the courtroom, preferring to settle every case that comes their way. We do not.
Our law firm also represents a number of municipalities and public agencies in southern Minnesota, including the cities of Austin, Adams, Lyle, Dexter, Waltham and Mapleview, and several townships. Our public agency clients include the Austin HRA, Austin Planning and Zoning Commission, Austin Human Rights Commission, Farmers Home Administration, Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Credit Services, the Veterans Administration, Port Authority for the City of Austin and the Blooming Prairie School District.
Our attorneys handle employee discipline cases, termination cases (including teacher terminations) and alleged violations of human rights (including hearings before the Minnesota Human Rights Commission). Our firm has also been retained by various county governments to assist with specific projects.Read less
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?