Donald Kohler - Donald W. Kohler, Attorney at Law

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Donald Kohler

Donald W. Kohler, Attorney at Law

4525 Allendale Drive

White Bear Lake, MN 55127

651-426-1869

Practice Areas
  • Estate, Trust Planning
  • Wills and Probate
  • Workers Comp
  • Personal Injury
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Donald W. Kohler is a native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where he chose to establish his legal practice and where he and his family still live today. Since founding his firm, his work has focused on helping everyday people in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries and estate planning. Mr. Kohler completed his undergraduate education at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communications in 1991. He went on to earn his law degree from Hamline University in 1998. For 13 years, prior to and while going to school, he worked at United Parcel Service (UPS), where he learned the importance of providing outstanding customer service. He also got a firsthand informal education about what can happen to a working person who is injured on the job, when he hurt his back while at UPS. That experience inspired him to continue his education and become an attorney. In addition to having his own practice, Mr. Kohler is Of Counsel with the law firms of Thomas W. Krauel, P.A., and Schroeder and Mandel. Mr. Kohler also donates his time as a legal professional, serving as a volunteer panel attorney for Legal Assistance of Washington County and Union Plus Legal Services. He is chair of the Nineteenth District Bar Association's fee arbitration committee, and he serves as a member of the Ramsey County Bar Association's attorney referral service. Mr. Kohler is active in his community. He has been a board member on the Planning and Zoning board for the city of White Bear Lake, and has also served as director on the White Bear Lake Conservation District Board, where he was a chair of the Lake Quality Committee. He currently volunteers with Second Harvest Food Bank through his church. The Kohler Law Offices are also active in local community and charitable events. The firm annually sponsors participants in the American Cancer Society's "Walk for Life" fundraiser, and regularly donates to various other charities, including the MS Society. In his free time, Mr. Kohler enjoys spending time with his family and hunting grouse and pheasant along with his Brittany. Education • Hamline University, Juris Doctor, 1998 • Metropolitan State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1991 Admissions • Minnesota, 1999 • United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2003 Associations & Memberships • Ramsey County Bar Association - Member, Attorney Referral Service • Washington County Bar Association - Member Nineteenth District Bar • Association - Chair, Fee Dispute Panel Minnesota State Bar Association - • Member Minnesota Association for Justice - Member Legal Assistance of • Washington County - Volunteer Union Plus Legal Services - Panel Attorney • Teamsters Local 638 - Member Published Cases • Botler v. Wagner Greenhouses, 754 N.W.2d 665 (Minn. 2008) • Janikowski v. Vanliner Insurance W.C.C.A No. WC12-5489 • Janikowski v. Ryan Janikowski & Vanliner Insurance W.C.C.A WC11-5325 • Gergel v. First Transit W.C.C.A No, WC11-5327 • Mankowski v. St. Paul Co's Inc., W.C.CA. No. WC05-178 • Palmer v. IRI Instore Solutions W.C.C.A No. WC09-148 • Lange v. State Dept. of Corrections, W.C.CA. No. WC04-285

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Undergraduate: Metropolitan State University
Law School: Hamline University
Admitted to Bar: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal > Personal Injury
Personal > Estate, Trust Planning
Personal > Wills and Probate
Personal > Workers Comp
Organizations: Minnesota State Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, 19th District Bar Association, Minnesota Association for Justice
   
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Gender: Male
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City of Residence: White Bear Lake, MN
Home Town: White Bear Lake, MN
Home State: MN
   
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