Mary Beth Boyce Joins Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
08.07.2019 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. is pleased to welcome Attorney Mary Beth Boyce to the firm. Mary Beth is a member of the firm’s individual legal services department, with primary practice areas in Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and PERA and MSRS Disability Law.
Mary Beth obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 2013 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she served on the Board of Advocates and competed in both the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court and New York City Bar Association Moot Court competitions. She also enjoys mentoring St. Thomas Law students through their mentorship program. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Secondary Education from Creighton University. Prior to joining Henningson & Snoxell, Mary Beth represented clients at a workers’ compensation and personal injury law firm for six years.
Mary Beth has worked extensively with police officers and firefighters when they are injured in the line of duty, a passion that hits close to home. Mary Beth comes from a long line of first responders including grandparents who were firefighters and police officers in Chicago. Mary Beth is passionate about making sure her clients receive the benefits they are due and protecting others from future negligence.
In addition to procuring workers’ compensation benefits, Mary Beth helps her public employee clients acquire PERA or MSRS duty disability benefits if they can’t return to work as a police officer, corrections officer, or firefighter. Police officers, firefighters, and corrections officers may be eligible for duty disability benefits if they have paid into specific PERA or MSRS plans, are injured in the line of duty, and meet other statutory requirements. In Minnesota, this means when successful, they will receive a percentage of their five highest earning years, non-taxable until age 55, and may also be eligible for Healthcare Continuation benefits under Minnesota Statute §299A.465. Mary Beth also frequently litigates third-party claims for first responders injured in the line of duty due to the negligence of someone other than their employers, such as a police officer injured in a car accident or when a suspect injures an officer while he or she was on duty.
Mary Beth enjoys resolving her clients’ cases and securing financial stability when they are going through a tough time, especially against insurance companies who may take advantage of individuals. She works relentlessly to advocate for her clients with integrity and has successfully represented clients through jury trials and argued in front of the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and Minnesota Supreme Court.
Mary Beth is a member in good standing with the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice. Outside of the office, you will find Mary Beth riding Cooper, a Quarter Horse at a ranch in Maple Plain, or exploring Northeast Minneapolis with Finn, her Cocker Spaniel Poodle.
We are so happy to have Mary Beth as a member of our talented team of attorneys, each of whom focuses on a specific area of law and is committed to honest and effective legal counsel and representation.
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