Minneapolis MN Personal Injury Lawyer

Need a personal injury attorney? Claiming bankruptcy & need help with debt settlement? Defense in a real estate foreclosure? Call 952-392-7860 today.

JD Haas and Associates, PLLC is a law firm serving the community since 1996. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, and Missouri. We can help with a number of life’s challenges, including debt relief, bankruptcy, real estate disputes, personal injury and estate planning.

At JD Haas and Associates, we limit the number of cases we represent in order to ensure that our clients receive the personalized attention they deserve. From the moment a new client walks in the door, to the moment a case is closed, we ensure that every client is fully informed during each step of their legal journey.

JD Haas & Associates believes in practicing law in an ethical, honest manner and we hold ourselves to the highest standard. We are proud to be lawyers because of the positive contributions we can make in our clients’ lives and our community. We fight for justice and for our clients.

JD Haas

About J D Haas, Attorney

JD grew up in Southwestern Minnesota and graduated from Henderson Public High School. He is a graduate of Carleton College in 1982; and Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1984.

J D began his legal career by representing defendants and insurance companies in lawsuits. In 1996, JD opened his own law firm, which has been recognized for its professionalism and high ethical standards. J D has personally tried 47 jury trials all over the US and has negotiated thousands of settlements. JD is currently licensed to practice law in eight states.

About 20 years ago, J D realized that what he enjoyed most about being an attorney was that he got the chance to know people well and to help them through difficult times. Since then, he has limited the number of cases taken in order to fully understand each issue and to build a strong relationship with each client.

Lucien Cravens

Attorney Lucien Cravens

Lucien relocated in 2016 to Minnesota from Nevada, where he practiced for 12 years, and served as a volunteer advocate for youth court and high school graduation initiatives. Lucien is a charter class graduate of the Boyd School of Law at UNLV, with an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. He also served active duty in the U.S. Air Force both as an airman and as an officer, and has the distinction of having served on the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington D.C

Elysia Nguyen

Attorney Elysia Nguyen

Elysia comes to Minnesota from the small town of Laona, Wisconsin. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, graduating in 2011 with double majors in Legal Studies and Sociology. Elysia later graduated from the University of St. Thomas – School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Elysia clerked for numerous attorneys and volunteered over 200 hours providing legal services to low-income clients in need. Elysia possesses a strong passion to help others and brings that passion with her to JD Haas & Associates.

Valerie Geisdorf

Legal Assistant Valerie Geisdorf

Valerie grew up in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She later relocated to the twin cities where she began her paralegal training at Inver Hills Community College. Valerie joined J D Haas & Associates in 2014 and has proven herself as a highly capable part of our legal team. She is extremely responsive to requests and helps create a welcoming environment for our clients. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces, and being outdoors.


  • Torch Award Winner for Ethics Minnesota and North Dakota 2014
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Business Network International (BNI)
  • Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin County
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Call J D Haas and Associates, PLLC today at 952-392-7860.

Service Areas Include: Bloomington MN, Minneapolis MN, Chicago IL, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin