Meet the Member: Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A.

A headshot of Lindsay Keller of Keller, Woods & Thompson P.A. photographed in a green high collared shirt under a black blazer

Phrases you tend to hear from clients of Keller, Woods, & Thompson, P.A. are “sincere in their concern,” “helped during the most trying time of my life,”  “knows insurance backwards and forwards,” and “they are passionate about advocating for you.”  You will find, as you read our next Meet the Member Interview, that these are the precise ideals this team of attorneys, legal staff, and paralegals have strived to embody and the emotions they’ve worked to evoke over the 28 years they’ve been in business.

Lindsay M. Keller, managing partner of Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A., tells us more about the business, the heart behind all they do, and why Minnesota is right where they want to be. You’ll also learn about some of this hard working group’s favorite Minneapolis haunts and where you’ll find Lindsay when she’s not in the office (hint: you’ll want to try them all!)

Our hope is after learning a bit more about Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A. here, when you meet them out and about in the community, you’ll feel like you’re meeting an old friend.   

Tell us the story of how you started your business – include your mission statement, when you started your business, and the inspiration behind it.

Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A. was founded 28 years ago with a basic and unwavering commitment to provide the public with excellent legal representation and uncompromising ethical standards. Keller, Woods & Thompson continues to excel in providing exceptional and compassionate advocacy for its clientele, but we have also created a positive culture for community activism, the personal and professional growth for our employees, while embodying basic marketplace values of honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction.

What services do you offer?

We are a personal injury law firm, licensed to represent clientele throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

What sets your business apart from your competition?

We always put our clients’ best interests above our own. We serve our clients, colleagues, and community with integrity, competency, objectivity, and respect. We constantly strive to offer the best counsel, while maintaining zealous advocacy for our clients’ causes and rights.

Does your business give back to the community? If so, what nonprofits are you involved in?

We have always been committed to being a good corporate citizen and supporting local projects that fit within our corporate culture, vision, and values. Not only does our firm donate time, money, and resources to the community, but we encourage our attorneys and staff to donate their time and expertise.

As a firm, we have sponsored events for and participated in numerous nonprofits and programs throughout the Twin Cities. Currently, managing partner Lindsay Keller serves as chair of the board of directors for Ballet Co.Laboratory, a non-profit professional dance company and school located in St. Paul. Ballet Co.Laboratory was founded in 2018 to honor the foundations of classical ballet, while moving the art form forward by collaborating with the community and advancing equity in it.

Who is your ideal client?

At Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A., we aggressively defend the rights of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s injured. Our attorneys understand the emotional, physical, and financial toll that comes with injuries. We are strong advocates, negotiators, and litigators. When you work with us, you’ll know that your best interests always come first.

What is your favorite part of being a business owner?

The best part about owning this law firm is the unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals who are facing some of their most challenging moments. It’s the ability to advocate for justice, secure rightful compensation, and help restore dignity to those who have been wronged. Witnessing a client regain their footings after an injury, empowered by the support and guidance the firm provides, is not just rewarding; it embodies the very essence of why we chose this career path.

Why did you choose to have your business in Minneapolis/St.Paul?

Aside from us being born and raised in Minnesota, the Twin Cities is a vibrant community, which affords us the opportunity to serve a diverse population in need of strong legal representation.  

Besides your own hard work, who would you thank for the success of your business?

Our legal staff and paralegals are truly the backbone of our law firm, and their dedication, expertise, and work ethic have been instrumental in our success. Their attention to detail, understanding of the law, and unwavering commitment to our clients have not only enhanced our firm’s reputation, but have significantly contributed to the positive outcomes we’ve been able to achieve. We are proud to have such a talented and devoted team.

When you’re away from the office entertaining guests from out of town, where are you taking them and why?

Anything showcasing Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes – this epitomizes the outdoor lifestyle of Minneapolis, offers stunning views, and is the perfect backdrop to many activities and/or dining out.

What’s your favorite hotel? 

St. Paul Hotel (local), Grandview Lodge (greater MN), Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel & Spa (Paris, France)

Where’s your favorite place to dine out for brunch or lunch?

Interlachen Country Club’s Bobby Jones Pub & Grille.

Where do you like to spend your Happy Hour?

We love to support our neighborhood NE Minneapolis distilleries, particularly Norseman and Earle Giles. We also love Centro in NE Minneapolis for margaritas, chips, and salsa!

Which restaurants are perfect for date night and why?

Mr. Paul’s Supper Club (Edina) and Mara (downtown) – both have perfect date-quality atmospheres.

Name 2 or 3 of your favorite places to shop in Minneapolis and why you love them so much.

Galleria, 50th/France shops – love shopping in boutiques looking for new business attire

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Minneapolis in the summer? How about in the winter?

Twins games, Wild games, paddleboarding/canoeing/snowshoeing down Minnehaha Creek, and attending Ballet Co.Laboratory’s latest performances. 

What is your favorite MUST do annual event in Minneapolis?

It’s hard to choose! I love the Stone Arch Festival or any outdoor music event.

When you’re not working, when you have the day all to yourself, what would you be doing?

I love cooking and trying new recipes (my favorite chef is Ina Garten, and all her cookbooks are wonderful!). I enjoy being active outdoors, or at least getting a class in on my Peloton. I also love getting lost in a good book. 

What is the best part of living in Minneapolis/St. Paul?

The best part of living in Minneapolis is undoubtedly the harmonious blend of its warm, welcoming community and its abundant, natural beauty, especially the lakes and rivers that define our hometown landscape.

Business Name: Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A.

Contact: Lindsay Keller