Charlene K. Feenstra

Direct: 651-846- 7018
Fax: (651) 222-2066


Secretary & Paralegal Contact Info

Secretary:                                  Paralegals:
Michele Wurl                             Danielle Dehnke                          Penny Hoffman
(651) 846-7039                        (651) 846-7040                             (651)-846-7028


Charlie has been with the firm since November of 1996. She practices primarily in workers’ compensation defense on behalf of employers, insurers, and third-party administrators in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to workers’ compensation defense, Charlie practices in various aspects of insurance defense and subrogation. She is also a mediator.

Bar Admission

State of Minnesota, 1994
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1994


Winona State University, B.A. - summa cum laude, 1988
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. - magna cum laude, 1994


Charlie was the co-chair of the 2011, 2014, and 2017 Workers’ Compensation Institutes. She is a frequent speaker at the Workers’ Compensation Institute and the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook seminars. She has co-authored chapters of the Deskbook. She has been a frequent speaker at the Workers’ Compensation Symposium. In addition, Charlie has been a speaker at many of the Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Summits. She has written for The Defense magazine and speaks frequently at in-house seminars for clients.

Honors & Awards

“Top 40” workers’ compensation attorneys in the Minnesota
Journal of Law and Politics
Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics as a “Super Lawyer”
Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics as a “Rising Star”

Professional Associations & Memberships

Former co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association - MDLA
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association