Nick A. Frentz
For 27 years, Frentz & Frentz partner, Nick A. Frentz, has worked exclusively in personal injury and wrongful death. He has been recognized as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in Minnesota, and together with the staff at Frentz & Frentz continues to strive for justice for all his clients.
Following graduation from Davis High School (California) in 1980, Nick attended Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984; went on to law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, where he was on the William Mitchell Law Review from 1986-1987, and received his law degree in 1987. He joined Frentz and Frentz in 1987 and became a partner in 1989.
Nick serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and served 10 years, the maximum allowed, on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ). Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Civil Trial Specialist, Nick is admitted to practice in all Minnesota courts, Federal District Court and the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has earned the highest legal ability rating by Martindale-Hubbell—the AV rating, indicating “preeminent legal ability, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.” According to Martindale-Hubbell, Nick was, at the time, the youngest AV rated lawyer in Mankato.
Due to his known reputation for excellence among his peers, Nick was offered an opportunity to join a group of elite Minnesota attorneys who then represented, pro-bono, the victims of the I-35 bridge collapse which resulted in a $38 million dollar settlement. In further recognition of his talent, Nick was selected the 2009-2010 “Member of the Year” by MNAJ to honor his outstanding contributions and effort on behalf of the organization.
Nick lives in North Mankato with his wife, Jill, and the couple are proud parents of four children. Nick is active with several Mankato area charities and schools, enjoys youth sports, and has served as a volunteer judge for Minnesota State High School League mock trial competitions since 1994.
Frentz and Frentz supports and sponsors Mankato North Mankato Youth Football (MNMYF), and supports other local area charities and organizations including Mankato Area Hockey Association (MAHA), Mankato Twins, Southern Minnesota Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Minnesota State University-Mankato Athletics, Mankato Area Catholic Schools (MACS), , Junior Achievement, Educare, YMCA and YWCA programs, various school-related functions, the United Way, and M.A.D.D.
The legal assistants at Frentz and Frentz Law Offices work directly with the attorney and client from the opening of a claim until its conclusion. Their duties can include:
- Conducting client interviews and maintain contact with the client.
- Locate and interview witnesses.
- Conduct investigations and statistical and documentary research.
- Conduct legal research.
- Draft legal documents, correspondence and pleadings.
- Summarize depositions, interrogatories and testimony.
- Attend depositions, court or administrative hearings and trials with the attorney.
Kim Connell – Legal Assistant
Kim is a graduate of Slayton High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University. She has been employed at Frentz and Frentz since 1989. With over 20 years of experience, Kim has helped thousands of clients during the course of their claim. She works directly with our clients, monitoring their medical care as they recover from their injuries, facilitating medical expense and wage loss payments and overall day-to-day management of our clients’ files.
Lynn Barker – Legal Assistant
Lynn graduated from Mankato East High School and attended Mankato South Central College. She has worked at Frentz and Frentz since 2001. Lynn is responsible for accounts payable, and receptionist and administrative duties for our firm. Her job also includes requesting information for our clients’ files from medical providers, insurance companies, and law enforcement offices.
Sandra Brown – Legal Assistant
Sandra, a graduate of Hills Beaver Creek High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Southwest Minnesota State University – Marshall. She joined Frentz & Frentz in 2014 with over 15 years of administrative experience. Sandra provides receptionist duties and administrative support for our office.