Thomas “Tom” Bennerotte is the owner and founding partner of Bennerotte & Associates, P.A. Tom has worked in the personal injury field his entire career. In 1991, he began his career as a claims adjuster. He went on to work as a law clerk and associate attorney for the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, before opening his own law practice. Tom is licensed to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Tom was born and raised in southern Minnesota. For undergraduate studies, Tom attended The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with Honors. He attended William Mitchell College of Law and graduated Cum Laude. Tom worked full-time as a law clerk while attending law school. Currently, he is an active member of the Minnesota Association for Justice and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Tom has helped thousands of people in Minnesota, and across the United States, with injuries arising from medical malpractice, dog bites, animal attacks, slip and falls and car and trucking accidents. Almost all the firm’s new cases are referred directly from other practicing attorneys, doctors, friends or past clients, which speaks to the type of lawyer Tom is and about the reputation of the firm.

A few of Tom’s honors include:

  • Certification as a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
  • Recognition as a Rising Star and SuperLawyer, an honor granted to only the top 5% of attorneys in Minnesota.
  • Up-And-coming Attorney 2002.
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Named one of the Best Attorneys of America
  • Named an Elite Lawyer
  • Named one of America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Tom is a frequent lecturer throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin on Minnesota No-Fault Law, Chiropractic Record Keeping and many other topics. Tom lives in Rosemount. In addition to spending time with his daughters, he enjoys coaching softball, musky fishing, hunting and all outdoor activities.


"My name is Derrick Haase. I am in the auto glass business and I understand the power of testimonials/referrals. I agreed to write a testimonial because Tom Bennerotte was a great lawyer and I want other people to know it. He earned my respect and all my future referrals through the excellent job he did handling my case.

I was involved in a collision in 2010. A friend referred me to Tom. I met with him and liked him from the beginning. He worked with me to help me get the medical care I needed. He helped me get a great settlement too. Whenever I called, he called me back. He was attentive to all my needs. Aside from all that, he’s just a good guy and seemed to care about me and my case throughout the whole process.

This is my glowing endorsement to use Tom if you get hurt in a crash. He’ll treat you right and take care of you.

Derrick Haase

"My name is Kevin Hamborg. I was involved in a car crash in July 2010. The crash totally turned my life upside down. I am a farmer. I could not do my chores. I could not do anything the same as I did before the crash. I was scared and did not know what to do. That is when I was introduced to Tom Bennerotte and John Scott. I am so glad that I was. They took care of everything for me and I walked away with more money than I could have dreamed. All my bills were paid, I received a great settlement and Tom and John kept me closely informed all along the way.

Bennerotte & Associates has my endorsement for life! They are great lawyers and everyone there are just great people."

Kevin Hamborg

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