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Sean M. Abernathy

Phone: 763-252-6365
Fax: 763-591-9202



  • Workers’ Compensation 80% 80%
  • Employment & Labor 10% 10%
  • Personal Injury Defense 10% 10%
Team Members
Heather R.  Wood

Administrative Assistant
Jackie Gravrok


Mr. Abernathy joined Brown & Carlson September, 2015 as an Associate Attorney, becoming a Shareholder in January, 2020.  Sean received his Bachelors of Arts from St. John’s University and J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2010.  He also attended the DePaul University College of Law as a visiting student.  He practices in the area of workers’ compensation defense, and general litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Sean worked in Chicago, focusing his practice on the defense of high value and complex workers’ compensation claims for large multi-national and self-insured employers.  Outside the office, Sean spends as much time as possible enjoying life with friends and family.  He also enjoys a number of hobbies including cycling, home brewing, golf, woodworking and traveling.


St. John’s University, B.A. 2006; Dean’s List, Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, Honors Progam, OIKOS Economic Honors Society DePaul University College of Law, Visiting Student, 2009/2010 University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D. 2010; Moot Court Team Member, Merit Scholarship Recipient

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin, 2018
Minnesota, 2012
Illinois, 2010
United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois, 2010


Minnesota State Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association