Donald W. Kohler Attorney at Law

Before earning his law degree in 1998,
Mr. Kohler graduated from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN, with a BA in Communications in 1991. Prior to and while going to school, he worked at United Parcel Service.


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Offering advice and representation in workers' compensation, personal injury, wrongful death and estate planning

White Bear Lake attorney Donald W. "Doc" Kohler has been practicing law in Minnesota for over 17 years, offering high quality legal advice and representation to people who have been injured on the job and in accidents. His focus areas include:
  • Workers' Compensation - Mr. Kohler helps injured employees obtain workers' compensation benefits, including medical care, wage-loss benefits, temporary total disability (TTD), temporary partial disability (TPD) and vocational services.
  • Personal Injury - The office handles personal injury cases involving auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, dangerous products and medical malpractice.
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injuries - Mr. Kohler's experience includes representing families who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident, as well as serious accident victims who have suffered brain injury, spinal injury, fractures and burns.
  • Estate Planning - The firm also assists clients in estate planning, including the preparation of wills, revocable trusts, health care directives, transfer-on-death deeds and powers of attorney.

Mr. Kohler is a strong advocate for his clients with significant trial experience. He has argued numerous cases before the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, as well as the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Firsthand Experience with On-the-Job Injury

Before he was an attorney, Mr. Kohler suffered an on-the-job injury himself—a back injury sustained while working for the United Parcel Service. As a result of the injury, he went through the Minnesota workers' compensation system, gaining firsthand knowledge of the steps and procedures employees must follow to obtain workers' comp benefits. This experience inspired him to become a lawyer and to help injured workers effectively deal with the physical, financial and emotional aftermath of being hurt on the job.

Down-to-Earth, Personal Service

As a solo practitioner, Mr. Kohler is able to get to know his clients, and his clients get to know him. From the first consultation forward, he is the one to communicate with the client, promptly returning phone calls, providing updates on case status, and addressing any concerns. Mr. Kohler takes pride in being down-to-earth, approachable, and in making complex legal concepts understandable for his clients.

Learn More about How Experienced Legal Representation Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, or if you need help with estate planning, please contact Donald W. "Doc" Kohler and schedule a free initial consultation. We offer direct attorney access and evening and weekend meetings by appointment.