Steven A. Bader

Steven A. Bader

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Paralegal: Kim Wilson [email protected]

Steven Bader is an attorney at Rajkowski Hansmeier where  his practice is focused on the defense of personal injury suits, liquor liability claims, and construction defect cases. He has won verdicts for his clients in numerous jury trials, court trials, and arbitrations. Insurance companies hire Steven to tell their insureds story at trial. His attention to detail, passion, and demeanor consistently lead to successful outcomes for his clients. In addition to his insurance defense practice, Steven represents insurance companies in subrogation matters and advises insurers on coverage issues.

Steven is an active member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. He is the chair of the MDLA Retail and Hospitality committee and is the DRI Young Lawyers Legislative Liaison for Minnesota. Steven has published articles in Bench and Bar of Minnesota, For the Defense, and Minnesota Defense. He has also presented continuing legal education for the MDLA on multiple occasions.

Steven is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Minnesota. He is a cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law where he served as Articles Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Prior to joining Rajkowski Hansmeier, Steven completed a judicial clerkship in Stearns County, Minnesota and a judicial externship at the Washington Court of Appeals. Steven graduated magna cum laude from St. Cloud State University and was the captain of the men’s track and field team.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Municipal Law
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • Honors: cum laude
  • St. Cloud State University
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Articles Editor, Gonzaga Law Review, 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Editor, Gonzaga Journal of International Law, 2009 - 2010
  • All-North Central Conference, Men's Track and Field, St. Cloud State University
  • Academic All-North Central Conference, Men's Track and Field, St. Cloud State University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
  • Stearns-Benton County Bar Association (SBBA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)