Awards and Associations

Best Lawyers in America

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

Workers' Compensation

Top 100 Trial Attorneys

The National Trial Lawyers

Top 40 Workers' Compensation Attorney

Minnesota Law & Politics

Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Peer rated for highest level of professional excellence

Hennepin County Bar Association

Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section (1999-2001)

Minnesota State Bar Association


American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

American Association for Justice


Minnesota Association for Justice


Wisconsin State Bar Association


William Mitchell College of Law

Law Review; Executive Editor (1990-1991), Staff Member (1989-1990)

University of St. Thomas Law School

Adjunct Professor; Mentor

Woodbury Hockey Association

Hockey Coach

Woodbury Soccer Club

Soccer Coach

Verdicts & Settlements

Robert Brabbit Wins Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Litigation Type - Auto Accidents

Client Injury - Spinal Cord Injury

Our client suffered a cervical spinal cord injury that rendered him a quadriplegic. The employer denied liability claiming the sales incentive trip was not in the course and scope of employment. 

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Construction Site Accident Covered by Workers Compensation

Litigation Type - Work Related Injuries

Client Injury - Back & Neck Injuries

Our client was injured in a work related accident at a construction site.  Another worker kicked a ladder out from under him causing him to sustain serious career ending injuries.  He underwent years of medical treatment including surgeries.

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Minister Injured By Dangerous Gym Floor, $750,000 Settlement

Litigation Type - Other Accidents

Client Injury - Fractured Leg

Our client, a minister, was injured while playing basketball on a youth retreat. The property owner failed to properly maintain the wooden gym floor and as a result the gym floor had buckled. Our client suffered a severe leg fracture and other injuries when she ran over the buckled portion of the gym floor.

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Minnesota Workers' Compensation Attorney Robert Brabbit

Litigation Type - Work Related Injuries

Client Injury - Back Injury

Our client suffered a career ending back injury when he fell backwards off of a semi- tractor.  Robert Brabbit filed a workers’ compensation claim against the employer and insurer that denied the nature and extent of the injuries.  The compensation judge found in favor of the injured worker and awarded benefits including wage loss, medical bills and permanent partial disability. The injured worker was never able to return to work due to disabling injuries and Brabbit secured a settlement for permanent total disability benefits.

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Rear-end Car Accident Injures Passenger in Minnesota

Litigation Type - Auto Accidents

Client Injury - Fractured Pelvis and Leg

Our client was a passenger in a car that was hit by another car when the other driver ran a red light.  She sustained serious permanent injuries as a result of the collision that happened the day after Christmas.

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Attorney Handling Asbestosis And Mesothelioma Cases

Litigation Type - Occupational Diseases

Client Injury - Death

A construction worker was exposed to asbestos for many years.  He breathed asbestos dust while working on construction sites and developed lung cancer that took his life.

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Fatal Car Crash Caused By Drinking

Litigation Type - Drunk Driving Accidents

Client Injury - Death

Robert Brabbit represented the family of a man that was killed in a car crash. The family lost a beloved son and brother in the crash. The decedent was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle. The driver had been drinking before the crash and had been chased by the police but “lost them.”  The driver lost control of the vehicle, it left the roadway and hit a tree. The passenger was thrown from the vehicle and died. The driver of the vehicle left the scene to avoid being arrested.

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Electrician’s Job Injury Forces Early Retirement

Litigation Type - Workers Compensation

Client Injury - Numerous Permanent Injuries

Our client was a journeyman electrician and a member of the IBEW union. He received numerous permanent injuries on the job throughout his career. His employer denied liability for some of those injuries. He worked 17 years for his company and when injuries prevented him from working any longer, he was forced to retire.

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Cement Truck Driver Injured On Job

Litigation Type - Workers Compensation

Client Injury - Spinal Injuries

Our client was a cement truck driver and was injured at work when he fell between a truck and a platform. He suffered injuries to his spine and hips that required surgery. He continues to live with pain from his injuries.

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Truck Driver Crushes Another Car When Merging On To Highway

Litigation Type - Semi Truck Accidents

Client Injury - Shoulder Injuries

Our client was driving home from work when he was hit by large truck that merged into his lane crushing his vehicle between the truck and the cement median.  He sustained shoulder injuries that required surgery and resulted in lost time from work. Our client faces permanent ongoing pain and restrictions, and will likely need another surgery in the future.

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Assault At Work Is Covered By Workers’ Compensation

Litigation Type - Workers Compensation

Client Injury - Shoulder Injury

Our client was assaulted by a co-employee at work and suffered a permanent shoulder injury. Her employer and their insurance company denied several of our client’s injury claims and refused to pay workers’ compensation benefits as required by law.

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Housekeeper Injured At Work

Litigation Type - Workers Compensation

Client Injury - Back Injury

Our client was injured on her housekeeping job with the Veterans Home where she worked for over 20 years. She suffered a career ending back injury along with injuries to her elbow, hand, and wrist. The injury prevented her from working any longer,

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Case Studies

Teresa's Story - "A First Class Attorney"

I would recommend Mr. Brabbit to anyone who needed a first-class attorney, and I have. I am very satisfied with him and grateful everyday he was recommended to me.

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Pat's Story - "Highly Recommended"

I am very pleased with the services provided to me and would highly recommend Mr. Brabbit to others in need of a workers' compensation lawyer.

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Wayne's Story - "He Always Comes Through For Me"

I just wanted to let people know that I have hired Bob on 3 separate times. He has always come through for me.

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