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Jennifer K. Wichelman

Jennifer K. Wichelman

Senior Counsel

Jennifer Wichelman focuses her practice on product liability and personal injury claims within the automotive and consumer products industries. Known for her attention to detail, Jennifer is thorough in her preparation of complex, high-exposure litigation, from case inception through trial. She has tried multiple cases in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota and has practiced pro hac vice in numerous states across the country.

Jennifer has defended automotive manufacturers against defect claims relating to unintended acceleration, seatbacks, airbags and post-collision fuel fed fires, among others. Jennifer also defends premises liability claims for a national retailer and has defended claims involving drug and medical devices, construction defect, mass tort, consumer warranty and commercial litigation.

In addition to her work inside the courtroom, Jennifer actively participates in firm recruitment, has served on the firm's Policy Committee, served as the Paralegal Manager in the Minneapolis office, and has previously co-chaired committees for Minnesota Women Lawyers.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1998
  • Wisconsin, 2004

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1998
    cum laude
    William Mitchell Law Review, 1996
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 1993
    cum laude
    Major:  Organizational Management
    Major:  Speech/Communications

Professional Associations

    • Minnesota Women Lawyers
      —Member, Publications Committee
      —Professional Development Committee, Former Co-Chair
      —Communications Committee, Former Co-Chair
      —Nominating Committee, Former Member
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
      —Member, Food and Drug Law Section
    • Hennepin County Bar Association


    • Minnesota Lawyer
      —"Up & Coming Attorney," 2007
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Minnesota Rising Stars, 2005 – 2008

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Emerging Issues in Premises Liability Claims Relating to Children," ABA's Emerging Issues in Premises Liability Litigation, St. Petersburg, FL, November 2009


  • The Importance of Marketing for Young Lawyers, DRI, The Whisper, March 2008