Paula never stopped working for me and my family. She was not afraid to go up against the BNSF and all of its money and power. She believed in me and went to bat to prove that the railroad’s negligence had caused my neck injury. Even though it was a frightening experience, she got us through two weeks of trial with passion.
Paula M. Jossart
Union Designated Attorney
A serious injury can greatly affect someone’s life – immediately and sometimes for their entire lifetime. Paula Jossart is an experienced personal injury and railroad-injury attorney recognized for her record of success in actions against railroads and insurance companies. She has achieved multiple seven and eight figure verdicts in her career including a recent $24 million judgment against the BNSF. In 2015, she achieved three million-dollar plus verdicts for victims with personal injury claims in Hennepin County (Minneapolis, MN). She also attained one of Minnesota’s larger personal injury verdicts ─ totaling more than $12.5 million ─ for a man burned by steam from a boiler on which he was working.
Paula Jossart has over 25 years of proven success in the courtroom obtaining justice for clients injured in vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, toxic exposure cases, whistleblower claims and wrongful death cases. You can rest assured knowing you have someone in your corner fighting for you.
A fearless advocate for her clients, Paula Jossart has represented persons in personal injury and FELA (Federal Employees’ Litigation Act) cases in Minnesota and states across the country, including Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. She served as lead counsel for injured victims in the nation’s largest anhydrous ammonia spill and has worked on many other large chemical exposure cases.
Choosing the right personal injury attorney for your important life matter can make a significant difference in the outcome. Paula Jossart encourages potential clients to do their own research before hiring an attorney. Ask about the attorney’s actual courtroom and trial experience. Ask about the results that are being advertised on their website. Who achieved the results? What did the result actually mean for the client? Does the attorney put clients first? Or, does the attorney have a record of urging most clients to settle out of court?
Paula Jossart is a union designated attorney, a tenacious fighter, and a caring and compassionate client advocate. Respected by her peers, she was honored as a Minnesota Attorney of the Year, Outstanding Trial Lawyer by the Minnesota Association of Justice, a Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics numerous times, and named one of the Top Young Lawyers. She is a member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys and the Minnesota Association of Justice.
Honors & Awards
- “Power List”, Minnesota Lawyer
- Top Women Attorney, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
- Super Lawyers®, 2019-2021
- Minnesota Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer
- Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Minnesota Association of Justice
Listen to Paula’s Interview on the Great Trials Podcast
How Jossart Law Has Helped
My experience with Paula Jossart was outstanding; she is personable, kind, straightforward and honest. Paula’s advice and explanations are clear to understand and her negotiation with the insurance company got me the settlement I needed without even having to go to court! She also has an excellent staff who helps with the follow up and makes sure that everyone has what they need to move the case forward. I highly recommend Paula because I know she is successful and worked hard for me!
I was young and had never been through anything like this. Paula Jossart guided us through the whole process every step of the way. She always had time for me during this difficult time and I cannot thank my friend enough for referring me to her. She treated me like I was family and cared about me.
I was really intimidated to bring a claim against the railroad but Paula took great care of me and my family during a very difficult time. She left no stone unturned in my case and really knew how to handle the railroad.
Paula helped us through the worst time of our lives. She made sure our son’s needs were met in every way she could and continues to help us today even though the case was resolved long ago.
I wanted to share our positive experience with Paula. After going through a horrible train derailment and anhydrous spill in Minot ND Paula represented us. We were highly satisfied. I would not hesitate to recommend her to all family and friends.