Joshua W. Laabs
Josh was raised in northwestern Minnesota. He is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and of Hamline University School of Law (now, Mitchell Hamline School of Law). Josh handles cases primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury. Joshua was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2012 and the U.S. District Court in 2015.
Josh joined Schmidt & Salita in 2018. Prior to joining Schmidt & Salita, Josh represented individuals in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters for more than five years at a reputable downtown Minneapolis Plaintiff’s firm, handling files all on behalf of Plaintiffs and Petitioners.
Josh is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Minnesota Association for Justice. He has been a frequent continuing legal education presenter at the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Center and through the Minnesota Association for Justice. Josh has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers and The American Institute of Legal Counsel as a “Top 40 under 40” Lawyer and 10 Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Client Satisfaction. Josh is also a board member of the non-profit organization, Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited, LLC.
Josh lives in Blaine with his kindhearted wife, Jenna, and his spunky daughter. He loves playing and watching hockey in the winter and playing softball, fishing and camping in the summer.