About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Hazelton Law Group is to be a resource where personal injury victims and their families can turn to educate themselves about their rights and about how to find the right lawyer without the pressure of having to first meet with a lawyer.

Attorneys

Gary Hazelton Hazelton Law Group injury attorney

Gary Hazelton

Gary M. Hazelton is the founder and owner of Hazelton Law Group, located in Bemidji, Minnesota and Anchorage, Alaska. He has been practicing since 1985 and exclusively in the personal injury field since 1990. Educational materials are available through the firm website at www.HazeltonLawGroup.com/resources or by calling toll free 1-888-711-4529 24/7.

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Licensure:
Alaska Supreme Court
Minnesota Supreme Court
North Dakota Supreme Court
United States District Court – District of Minnesota
United States District Court – District of North Dakota
Red Lake Nation Tribal Court
White Earth Tribal Court

 

Brooks Hazelton Hazelton Law Group injury attorney Alaska

Brooks Hazelton

Brooks M. Hazelton is the son of Gary M. Hazelton, founder of Hazelton Law Group. Brooks is the lead attorney in the Alaska office. He is licensed to practice law in both Alaska and Minnesota. His areas of practice focus on representing injured people and their families.

Brooks attended college at the University of Northern Colorado, majoring in psychology. Before attending law school Brooks worked as an Independent Land Man for various oil and gas companies in the lower 48. Brooks graduated from Western State College of Law in Fullerton California. Prior to his admission to the Alaska and Minnesota Bars, Brooks clerked at Johnson and Combs P.C. in Anchorage. He also clerked at Hazelton Law Group in Bemidji Minnesota. Brooks is a member of the Alaska Association for Justice and actively on the Board of Governors. Brooks is also a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice.

In his free time, Brooks enjoys wood working, hunting, fishing and exploring the state of Alaska with his wife Lauren.

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Licensure:
Alaska Supreme Court
Minnesota Supreme Court
United States District Court – District of Alaska   
    

Our Staff

Mary Splady Hazelton Law Group Bemidji staff

Mary L. Whelan

Paralegal

Mary L. Whelan was born in Mankato, Minnesota. She has four grown children and six grandchildren. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a BA degree in English and Philosophy. Mary has been a paralegal for thirty-three years and employed at Hazelton Law Group since 1999. Mary enjoys traveling, reading and physical fitness activities; such as working out, walking, bicycling and cross country skiing.

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Mary Bruestle Hazelton Law Group Bemidji staff

Mary Bruestle

Legal Assistant

Mary D. Bruestle was born and raised in Seattle Washington. She is married to Clinton Bruestle and has two grown children,, three step-children, and two grandchildren. Mary has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bemidji State University. She has worked at Hazelton Law Group, as a legal assistant, since 2007 and has prior experience working in the probate area of law. Mary enjoys traveling, gardening and sunset pontoon rides.

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Christie Andersen Hazelton Law Group Bemidji staff

Christie Andersen

Legal Assistant

Christie Andersen was born in Albany, Minnesota and raised in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa. She was in the Army National Guard for 9 years while finishing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Bemidji State University. Recently, she had a new baby boy and has worked at Hazelton Law Group, as a legal assistant, since March 2012. She enjoys music in all forms, reading and doing anything outside; such as walking, biking, gardening and lake activities.

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