Arthur Chapman Susan E. Larson
  • Susan E. Larson
  • Shareholder
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5990  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • Hudson, Wisconsin
  • 715-808-0514  direct dial
  • 715-808-8083  fax

  • selarson@arthurchapman.com
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Assisting insurers, third party administrators, and self-insured employers in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, Susan concentrates her practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation. Susan’s practice is split evenly between Minnesota and Wisconsin and she regularly advises clients regarding situations involving the nuances of law between the two states.  

Clients also count on Susan for the training of those familiar with either Minnesota or Wisconsin, but new to the other. Her work includes representing clients before the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. In order to keep clients up to date on changes in the law, Susan regularly speaks at the firm’s seminars and contributes to the authoring and editing of the firm’s Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Update. 

Susan is fluent in Spanish, has studied in Spain, and traveled to various Spanish speaking countries. Susan and her husband Joseph live in White Bear Lake with their two daughters and two shelties.

Presentations

  • “Wisconsin Legislative Update,” “Wisconsin Case Law Update,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2016
  • “This Does Not Pass the Smell Test: Investigation,” “The Final Leg: Claim Resolution,” Worker’s Compensation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2015
  • "Game On: Rehabilitation Issues," Dorothy, We Aren't in Minnesota Anymore: Wisconsin Arising Out Of and Wisconsin Case Law Update," The Final Leg: Wisconsin Case Evaluation and Settlement,"  Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2014 Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2015
  • "Not Everything That Happens At Work Is Work Related," A Unique Seminar for Worker's Compensation Professionals, Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Forum, Inc., October 2014
  • “Top Ten Tips for Wisconsin Claims, Wisconsin Case Law and Legislative Update,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2014 Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2014
  • “Multiple Employment Situations, Wisconsin Case Law Update,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2013
  • “Current Trends in Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation: Perspectives from the Petitioner and Defense,” Hennepin County Bar Association, May 2013
  • “Wisconsin Indemnity Benefits,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2012 
  • “Wisconsin Case Law Update and Case Evaluation,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2011 and June 2012
  • “Ethical Issues for Adjusters,” CEU Institute, 2011
  • “Investigation of Claims,” Society for Human Resource Management, 2010
  • “Minnesota Case Law Update," "Wisconsin Case Law Update," "Wisconsin Case Evaluation," and "Border Battle,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2010 
  • “Wisconsin Case Law Update," "Wisconsin Case Evaluation," "Wisconsin Economic Downturn," and "Minnesota – The Economy & Workers’ Compensation: Tightening the Belt, Saving Money, and Obtaining Reimbursement”, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2009
  • “Differences between Minnesota and Workers’ Compensation Law,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2009
  • “Wisconsin Case Law Update and Wisconsin Benefit Basics,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2008
  • “Minnesota Case Law Update,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2007

Honors
Rising Star®, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2015

Language
Spanish


Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2006 (Honors: magna cum laude) 
University of Minnesota, B.S., 2003


Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2006
Wisconsin, 2007
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2006


Publications

  • “Special Employment Situations,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A. Workers’ Compensation Update, June 2011 
  • “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Scheduled or Unscheduled,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A. Workers’ Compensation Update, April 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

Hennepin Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers 
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys 


Licenses and Certifications

Licenses
Minnesota
Wisconsin

Certification
Qualified Family Law Neutral under Rule 114

Practice Areas


Legal Team