Phone: (651) 209-7575
Peter Kestner has a diverse practice that includes truck and car accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, as well as business and corporate law.
Before co-founding Crawford & Kestner in 2003, Peter worked for 10 years as a claims adjuster and litigation manager with one of the largest tractor trailer insurers in the U.S. Through another insurer, he managed catastrophic claims nationwide for several notable trucking companies.
A member of the executive committee of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Peter has shared his truck law expertise through written articles and speeches to national audiences.
In 2008, Peter was named a Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine for his outstanding work in personal injury law. This prestigious award is given to the top 2.5% up-and-coming attorneys in the state, following nominations from some of the nation’s most accomplished lawyers.
Peter is an active member of the following:
- American Association for Justice
- Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
- Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
- State and local bar associations
- National Advisory Board of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Peter earned his B.S. from Skidmore College in 1989 and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2001.
Recent Articles by Peter Kestner:
- Minnesota Association For Justice (MNAJ):
The MCS-90 Endorsement: No Coverage? No Problem (Word Docuemnt)
Melissa Crawford Kestner
Phone: (651) 209-7575
Melissa Crawford Kestner focuses her legal expertise on personal injury, wrongful death and disability law.
Before co-founding Crawford & Kestner, Melissa served as an associate at Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons in the Mass Tort and Product Liability Group. She was on the national discovery team for a major corporation involved in mass tort litigation on several products.
She also clerked for Minnesota District Court Judge, Gary Pagliacetti. In 1998, Melissa graduated with a B.S. from Black Hills State University, Dean’s List. She earned her J.D. from William Mitchell in 2001 with cum laude honors.
Melissa is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association.