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Joel Halvorsen, ESQ.

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Joel Halvorsen founded a law firm with his partner, Greg Klote, and also serves as Of Counsel for Rights Protection Law Group, PLLC.

Joel operates on the principle that injured people and their families should have access to high quality legal representation.

With a “client-first” foundation, Joel provides free initial consultation and case evaluations, and takes pride in doing so. Whenever possible, he tries not to charge a client out of their own pocket. No matter how devastating the accident, Joel prides himself on giving each client and family the individual and personalized attention they deserve.

Joel’s is dedicated to fighting for injury victims and has been honored and recognized for his work in helping his clients receive the compensation they deserve. Joel has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 trial attorneys under the age of 40 in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2018, 2019, and 2020 Joel was also named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, an honor awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Missouri. In 2019, Joel was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as a nationally ranked top 10 personal injury attorney under the age of 40. In 2020, Joel was selected and awarded as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®. Joel has a perfect 10.0 score by Avvo.com; a national consumer rating service for attorneys who also recognized him with the “Client Choice Award,” based on feedback from former clients.

Joel has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries. Joel has a passion for representing individuals and never shies away from taking on large national corporations or insurance carriers. Prior to founding his own law firm, Joel gained valuable experience working for a national defense firm where he saw first-hand how corporate defendants evaluate cases and utilize their immense resources to deny just compensation to victims of their corporate negligence and wrongdoing. Utilizing that knowledge, Joel has represented individuals and families from all walks of life and is committed to helping people obtain the justice and compensation that they deserve.

State Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri

Federal District Court Admissions:

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Western District of Missouri
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
  • B.S., History & Criminology and Law Studies, Marquette University

Awards

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star – 2020
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star – 2019
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star – 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 – 2017, 2018, 2019
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Top 10 Under 40 – 2019

Professional Organizations

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Co-Chair of the Consumer Law Committee)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Phi Delta Phi