Firm Overview

Based in Worthington, Minnesota, the attorneys at Malters, Shepherd & Von Holtum are committed to providing quality legal services to injured persons in Southwestern Minnesota, Northwestern Iowa and Eastern South Dakota.

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Areas of Practice

We have successfully handled cases in the following areas (please visit our Practice Areas for a more thorough listing):

aviation accident; bicycle accident; boating accident; burn accident; bus accident; car accident; commercial litigation; construction accident; dog bite; drunk driving accident; dram shop; food poisoning; medical malpractice; motorcycle accident; pedestrian accident; product liability; rollover accident; semi truck accident; slip and fall; social security disability; workers’ compensation; wrongful death and more.

Our History

Attorneys at Malters, Shepherd & Von Holtum have successfully advocated for injured people in Southwestern Minnesota, Northwestern Iowa and Eastern South Dakota since 1952 when it was established as Grose & Von Holtum in Worthington, Minnesota. An office was opened in Minneapolis in 1964 and the firm operated with offices in Worthington and Minneapolis until 1981 when the two offices separated. The Worthington firm, now known as Malters, Shepherd & Von Holtum, moved from downtown to its present location in 2005. Our support staff averages 25 of years experience working for injured persons and their families. Our injury and disability lawyers are experienced, competent and ready to work for you in resolving your case.


We accept personal injury and Social Security Disability cases in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa and we handle Minnesota Workers’ Compensation claims. Jim Malters has been designated as a Super Lawyer, a Leading Minnesota Attorney, a Civil Trial Specialist and a Minnesota Million-Dollar Round Table member.

No Fee Unless We Recover for You!

Consultations with prospective clients on injury cases are free of charge. Let our Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa personal injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security attorneys work for you. Contact us so that we may begin work to resolve your injury or disability case.