Tony’s roots are deeply planted in Anoka County.  Just a few blocks from his Third Avenue law office is his boyhood home.  He attended St. Stephen’s grade school in Anoka, and Grace High School in Fridley before enrolling in the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  He then attended the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.  Before he became a lawyer, he worked thirteen summers at the local summer hotspot Charles Horn Swimming Pool, and also two years at Hoffman Engineering.

After graduating from William Mitchell College in 1982, he began his own law practice in Anoka.  In 1984, he limited his practice to representing the rights of injured people.  Although the majority of his cases are car crash cases involving everything from spinal injuries and broken bones to paralysis and death, he has also represented hundreds of people who have been injured in falls, assaults, dog bites and medical malpractice.

A member of the Minnesota Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice since 1982, he is licensed to practice in all of the Minnesota state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court. 

Tony and his wife, Denise, have three adult children and three grandchildren.  They also own and operate AAA Auction and Realty, LLC.  AAA Auction and Realty, LLC is a full-service auction company with experience selling all kinds of personal property and estates including real estate, firearms and cars.  AAA Auction can help you:

• Move your items to their Auction Center in Ramsey, MN;
• Sell your items for you at a live, old fashioned auction;
• Sell your items for you on an online auction with national presence; and
• Purchase your estate from you outright.

Call AAA Auction at (763) 421-3044 today!

Membership since 1982:
 The Minnesota Bar Association
 The Minnesota Association of Justice


Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

  • Car, Truck & Motorcycle Crashes

  • Dog Bites

  • Wrongful Death

  • Premises Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1982

  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1983


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota

    • Juris Doctor - 1982

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member

  • Anoka County Bar Association, Member

  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator

  • Minnesota Association for Justice, 1982 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Elfelt Law Office, Owner, 1982 - 2010

Ancillary Businesses

  • Auctioneer

  • Real Estate Broker