Barb Zeman is an investigator and
paralegal with Smith, Tollefson, Rahrick & Cass.
She grew up on a farm near Owatonna and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1981. She
attended Winona State University and graduated summa cum laude in 1985 with a
bachelor of science degree in the ABA-accredited paralegal studies program. During her
studies Barb was an intern at Smith & Tollefson.
After graduation Barb went to an insurance
defense and litigation firm in Fairmont, Minnesota, where she worked in the areas of
personal injury litigation, insurance defense work, general litigation, family law and
In October, 1986, Barb came back to Smith
& Tollefson. She works in personal injury, family law, and other litigation. Her tasks
include investigation and witness interviews, client contacts, discovery preparation, document and exhibit
preparation, review and analysis of medical, employment, and other records, and document
Barb Zeman is a member of the Minnesota Paralegal Association. Her community activities include teaching Sunday School, volunteering at church, coaching youth sports, being room parent at school, volunterring for other school activities, being an active member/volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and Brighter Tomorrows, and counseling parents of children fighting cancer.
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