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Kennedy, Carlson & Van
Bruggen, LLP
116 Ash Ave NW
PO Box 647
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-631-2505
Toll Free: 866-338-1528


Park Rapids Office



Paul F. Carlson
Matthew S. Van Bruggen


Charles R. Kennedy
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Charles (Charlie) Kennedy is Senior Counsel for Kennedy, Carlson & Van Bruggen, LLP.  Charlie has been a practicing trial attorney for 48 years. He has conducted a diverse civil litigation practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His trial practice has included litigation in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. For over 25 years he has conducted and continues to conduct an active Alternative Dispute practice as a mediator and/or arbitrator involving civil claims of all types.  


B.A. University of Minnesota, 1960 (Cum Laude)
L.L.B..  University of Minnesota Law School, 1962
      (Board of Editors Minnesota Law Review, 1961-62)


1962 - Minnesota Bar
1962 - U.S. District Court of Minnesota
1981 - U.S. Supreme Court


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow) 
Minnesota State Bar Association
Wadena County Bar Association
Seventh Judicial District Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association - ADR Section member
Currently featured in Best Lawyers in American for 10+ consecutive years
Top 40 ADR Super Lawyer 2003-04 (Minnesota Law and Politics)
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
Super Layer 2002, 2004 and 2005

ADR Neutral Rosters

Minnesota Statewide ADR Neutral Roster
North Dakota Civil Mediation Roster
North Dakota Civil Arbitration Roster

Past Memberships/Associations

Past Chairman of Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (LPRB) 1989-1992
Past Member of LPRB, 1982-1992
Past Member of Seventh District Ethics Committee, 1976-82
Past Member of Governor's Commission on Judicial Selection
Past Member of Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure


Past member and Chairman of Wadena Board of Education

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