James J. Kirshbaum

James J. Kirshbaum

Managing Partner
James helps wrongfully injured people by telling their story to achieve maximum compensation.

Attorney Bio

After spending a number of years representing insurance companies in personal injury matters, Jim realized that trying to keep people who had been injured, and really needed the money, from getting paid by insurance companies just did not fit his personal moral code. This directed him to return to the plaintiff’s side by joining his father’s solo personal injury firm. Jim has since taken over the firm after his father retired.

Jim is a very seasoned and experienced trial lawyer, having conducted jury trials in multiple states both on behalf of injured people and defending insurance companies. Since he has represented both sides of personal injury claims, he has insider knowledge on how to best combat the insurance companies and protect the injured parties he represents. Jim is an aggressive and formidable opponent to insurance companies and a kindhearted legal advocate to work with as a client. He is prepared and qualified to expertly handle any personal injury claim, regardless of the complexities or severity of injury.

Jim is one of Minnesota’s most experienced no-fault arbitration attorneys, having handled several thousand hearings both on behalf of injured people and on behalf of insurance companies. He has also been on the panel of no-fault arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association since 1990 and has acted as the arbitrator on hundreds of matters since then.

Jim has been a high school hockey referee in the Twin Cities for over 30 years and has deep Minnesota sports roots. He is an avid golfer and huge sports fan.

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  • American Bar Association 
  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Court 
  • US District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Has been admitted pro-hac vice in multiple states 

Ongoing Education

  • Resilience & Reinvention Education 
  • No Fault Arbitrations 
  • Envisioning the Future of Law
  • Premises Liability: Slips, Trips, Falls and More
  • Motor Vehicle Accident in Minnesota: Handling the Tough Issues
  • Trying a Case During the Covid Pandemic 
  • Using Your Powers for Good 
  • Handling the Car Crash Case 
  • Navigating Troubled Waters
  • Underinsured, Uninsured, No-Fault Insurance & Bodily Injuries
  • Evidence for Trial Lawyers 
  • How to Litigate a Civil Case in Minnesota

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We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients

Located in Maple Grove, MN Kirshbaum Injury Law has a rich history of winning cases for people who are injured through no fault of their own.
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“Very satisfied with Kirshbaum injury law firm, they were very thorough in getting all the facts and in dealing with all parties regarding my claim.

They were also very diligent and fast in getting resolution. It was a pleasure.”

- Everett O

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