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Lindell & Lavoie, LLP.
2420 Centre Village
431 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415-1801
Toll Free: 1.888.339.8811
Local: 612.339.8811
Fax: 612.349.6806

Walter Kaminsky has extensive courtroom litigation experience and a lifelong commitment to public service and community involvement.  His varied background includes:

  • Sherburne County Attorney, 1996 to 2002
  • Assistant Mille Lacs and Sherburne County Attorney 1984 to 1989
  • 10th Judicial District State and County Public Defender, 1990 to 1995
  • Partner, Elk River Law Firm, 1990 to 1995
  • Minnesota County Attorneys Association Board Membership
  • Caring Rivers United Way Board Membership
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Board Membership
  • Church World Service, CROP Hunger Walk Board Membership
  • Guardian Angels Elk River Board Membership - Finance & Ethics Committee, 2010 to 2015
  • Elk River area soccer coach, referee, board member and player
  • Central Minnesota Legal Services Pro Bono Award — Volunteer Attorney Program, 1994
  • Wright County Volunteer Criminal Defense Panel, 2013 to 2014

Walter joined Lindell & Lavoie in June 2003 and has become an asset to the firm with his trial experience and as a source of solid, effective and comprehensive counsel to our clients.  Several attorneys throughout Minnesota refer personal injury cases to Mr. Kaminsky.

Walter has also consciously devoted a portion of his practice to Pro Bono representation of the disadvantaged, vulnerable adults, students and the elderly.

Mr. Kaminsky also maintains an office for the firm in Elk River, Minnesota.


  • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1983
  • B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 1980


  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Minnesota
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • 18th District Bar Association
    • State Delegate
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee 2005-2010

Wrongful Death - Motorcyclist killed by commercial vehicle.
Result: $1,200,000 Settlement.

Enraged former boyfriend of client’s daughter smashes car into garage injures client.
Result: $700,000 Settlement.

Shopper hit by falling door at home improvement store.
Result: $115,000 Federal Court Settlement.

Salmonella poisoning at restaurant leads to large settlement.
Result: $74,000 Settlement.

Bicyclist recovers after initially being blamed for accident.
Result: $21,000 Settlement.