Legal Secretary Erin Kolasa
Cody Scharpf joined Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben in 2020 and brings with her experience and compassion when helping people through often the most difficult time in their lives. She worked as a law clerk while she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2015 from William Mitchell College of Law. Cody received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University with a B.S. in Paralegal with an emphasis in Criminal & Civil litigation and Commercial Law.
Even though the majority of Cody’s career has been on the defense side for insurance companies, she always knew that she wanted to return to representing plaintiffs at some point. It was that experience that helped Cody learn what insurance companies are looking for and will enable her to get great results for her clients. Since 2020, Cody has dedicated her practice to solely representing individuals who were injured due to no fault of their own.
Cody’s experience includes all aspects of personal injury litigation including car and truck collisions, motorcycle crashes and general liability cases. She is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Minnesota State Bar, 2015
District of Minnesota, 2016
Wisconsin State Bar, 2019
William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, MN, 2015
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN, 2012
Delano High School, Delano, MN, 2008
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
Cody and her husband love to both watch and participate in sporting events including soccer, sand volleyball and softball. They also enjoying traveling and getting together with family and friends.
I am a people person and from a young age, loved being able to help others. When I became a lawyer, personal injury seemed like a great fit for me and a platform where I felt I could truly help people through often the most difficult time in their lives. When I began practicing as an attorney, I was handling personal injury cases representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. I then spent a few years working solely on behalf of Defendants, which I think gave me an interesting perspective in what insurance companies were looking for in cases and how to work to get cases resolved.
I have always wanted to get back to representing individuals who were injured in accidents, and jumped at the opportunity to come to such a reputable firm such as Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben. I knew all the attorneys at the firm were not only professional and courteous, but also worked exceptionally hard to get outstanding results for their clients. I work my hardest to treat every case as if my client were a close friend or family member and think of how they would like to be treated.
I enjoy walking clients through the process in a personal injury case and helping them through a stressful time. Knowing that I can guide my clients through the process and take away some anxiety they feel and ensuring they can focus on their recovery is incredibly rewarding.