Attorneys

Timothy J. Eiden

A native of Brainerd, Minnesota, Tim graduated with honors from both Gustavus Adolphus College, where he earned a degree in business administration and was selected as the commencement speaker, and William Mitchell College of Law.  He put himself through college selling fishing tackle and teaching tennis and skiing.

Admitted  to practice in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Tim has tried more than 100 cases to a verdict.  He represents clients in the areas of civil litigation, insurance law and personal injury defense. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator.  Tim is a multiple recipient of the Super Lawyer designation and has been awarded the highest (AV) rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory based on the reviews of his peers.  He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Defense Counsel and the Minnesota State Bar Association, at one time serving as chair of the Civil Litigation Section of that organization.  He is a frequent speaker at client events and continuing legal education seminars.   

Tim has served as president of the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Dunn County and the Gustavus Adolphus College Alumni Association and as Chair of the board of the Northwest Family YMCA, which honored him as its Volunteer of the Year. He currently sits on the boards of Stepping Stones of Dunn County and the Rotary Club of Menomonie.

Tim enjoys time with his family, boating, golfing, skiing and traveling.

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Karen K. Hatfield

Karen has been a litigator since she graduated from William Mitchell College of Law.  Prior to law school, Karen graduated in the top of her class in obtaining a B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  While working on her business degree, Karen also played volleyball for UW-Stout. 

Karen practices in the areas of personal injury, legal investigation and analysis of complex claims, insurance litigation, uninsured/underinsured motor litigation, no-fault, employment law and workers’ compensation.  She also serves as a qualified civil mediator and arbitrator.  Karen has been recognized by her peers as a Rising Star multiple years and a top lawyer by a number of organizations.   In addition, to representing clients, Karen regularly is asked to provide presentations for clients and attorneys on a variety of areas pertaining to civil litigation.

In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running marathons (including the Boston Marathon multiple years) and playing volleyball with friends. 

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Nicole R. Wells

Nicole graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.  Prior to law school, Nicole attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated with honors with a degree in Political Science and Psychology.  Nicole is admitted to practice in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.  She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division.

Nicole practices in the areas of personal injury, insurance litigation, no-fault and uninsured/underinsured motor litigation.   In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, baking, hiking at Willow River State Park, running and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers. 

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Jennifer R. Heinz 

Jennifer has always been drawn to water.  While a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she was a member of the women’s rowing team.  Today, she and her family live on Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls. 

A native of Burlington, Wisconsin, Jennifer earned her bachelor’s and law degrees from UW-Madison.  She served on the faculty of the Chippewa Valley Technical College, teaching legal and government courses.  Jennifer also worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Eau Claire County and practiced with a firm in Chippewa Falls.   

Jennifer is active in the community.  She serves as board clerk of the Chippewa Falls School Board.  She has also volunteered on the CVTC Paralegal Program Advisory Board, the Eau Claire County Drug Court Advisory Board, and with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 

Her practice areas include civil litigation, insurance, estate planning, real estate and landlord-tenant law.  Jennifer is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Jennifer and her husband, Todd, are parents of three children.  She enjoys traveling and spending time on the water.  

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