Tom Hagen

Tom concentrates his practice helping U.S. military veterans and eligible family members obtain VA benefits, as well as re-employment rights, veterans preference, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Tom is also a member of the Fifth Judicial District Veterans Court.

An accomplished attorney and military judge advocate with exceptional credentials in law and public policy and strong political sensibilities, Tom has been practicing in Minnesota since 1998. A 25 year veteran of the Minnesota Army National Guard with three overseas deployments, including two tours in Iraq with the 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division, he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.Tom has also served at all levels of government, including as U.S. Senate staff, as an Assistant to the Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and as a two-term Mayor of Waseca, Minnesota.Tom has a proven track-record of managing conflict, resolving issues, mitigating risks and influencing leaders. He has demonstrated expertise in law, policy, military affairs, regulated industries and all-hazard emergency management. Tom also has experience serving on numerous non-profit and advisory boards. Tom offices in both the Twin Cities and Waseca.

Admitted to Practice

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
  • Accredited Representative before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Areas of Practice

  • Veterans
  • V.A. Disability Appeals
  • Municipal Law
  • Regulated Industries
  • Government Affairs
  • General
  • Non-profits


  • Minnesota State Bar Association Award of Professional Excellence, 2010
  • Minnesota Jayces Outstanding Young Minnesotan, 2005
  • Rising Star Attorney, Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer

Associations and Education

  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Operation Lifesaver, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Waseca County Veterans Memorial Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Military and Veterans Affairs Section
  • Minnesota National Guard Association
  • Waseca Baseball Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth (1991)
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law (1996)

You can reach Tom by e-mail at and by phone at (507) 593-4098 or (651) 379-0900 ext. 104.

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