Andrea B. Niesen


Andrea B. Niesen

Rochester, Minnesota

Andrea B. Niesen is a civil litigation attorney with experience in the areas of employment law, disability matters, professional licensing and contracts, workers' compensation, and personal injury. Andrea is a qualified neutral as recognized by the Minnesota Supreme Court, able to assist with mediations related to employment disputes. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal court systems in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Andrea has been a dedicated member of the Rochester legal community, starting at Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens in 2004, and then transitioning her legal practice to Klampe Law Firm in 2016. Andrea grew up in central Wisconsin. She received a business management degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2000 and her law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2003. Upon completing her law degree, Andrea started her legal practice at a well-respected law firm in Milwaukee, handling employment and workers' compensation cases.

For over 10 years, she has volunteered with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota, as both a former executive board member and a local wish granter. In 2018, she was appointed to the executive board for the People's Food Co-Op, and she is currently the board secretary. Andrea was named Attorney of the Year for 2017 - a prestigious honor awarded to a select group of attorneys each year.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2003
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2003
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 2014


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin
    • B.S. summa cum laude
    • Major: Business Management

Published Works

  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Employment Law Handbook, Chapter: Unemployment Compensation, 2008


  • Unemployment Compensation, Southeast Minnesota Human Resources Professionals, 2014
  • Employment Discrimination, Executive Women International, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Lawyer - Attorney of the Year, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Third Judicial District Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Olmsted County Bar Association, Former President

Past Employment Positions

  • Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens, Attorney, 2004 - 2014
  • Kmiec Law Offices, Attorney, 2003 - 2004
  • Kmiec Law Offices, Law Clerk, 2002 - 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, 2005 - Present
  • Mediation and Conflict Solutions. 2016-Present


  • Phi Alpha Delta