David William Jacobsen

David William Jacobsen

Attorney & President, Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.
  • Business Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Minnesota
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I truly enjoy the relationship I have with my valued clients. I have had the privilege over the last 10+ years of representing clients with a variety of legal matters. I enjoy advising a client with a complex transactional matter but also represent the same client in an argument before the court. My experience includes handling hundreds of real estate transactions, forming many business entities, assisting clients with the purchase and sale of businesses (M&A), drafting hundreds of estate plans, guiding fiduciaries through about a hundred probates and trust administrations, defending hundreds of clients charged with crimes from violent felonies to speeding tickets, arguing pre-trial and post-trial motions, conducting contested hearings, and trying civil and criminal cases to both judges and juries.

My wife Mariah and I have three (3) children – Rory (6), and twins Reese (3) and Quinn (3). Outside of the office, I coach my son’s little league team and I'm an avid fan of Minnesota Golden Gophers football. Ski-u-mah! Row the Boat! Go Gophers! I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, golfing, camping, fishing, and traveling.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We provide representation for many matters on a fixed fee rather billable hour.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Prairie Island Tribal Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney & President
Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.
- Current
Attorney & Shareholder
Hero, Jorstad & Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.
Attorney & Owner
The Law Office of David W. Jacobsen, LLC
William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean's list, CALI Award - Advanced Trial Advocacy
Activities: Native American Law Student Association, Real Estate Law Society, WMCL Trial Team (AAJ)
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.A. | Sociology - Law, Crime & Deviance
Honors: summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, dean's list
Activities: Mock Trial, Student Judicial Affairs - Student Behavior Committee Representative, Intramural Basketball
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Professional Associations
Northfield Sertoma
- Current
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Rice County Bar Association
- Current
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Masonic Lodge 34 - Cannon Falls
Junior Warden
- Current
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Osman Shrine -- Saint Paul
- Current
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Kenyon Area Business Association
Past President
- Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association
- Current
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1st District Bar Association
- Current
Activities: (Goodhue & Dakota Counties)
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. If I forget to tell my probation officer that i changed my address. would i get into trouble
A: It depends on the terms and conditions of probation when you were sentenced. If you are required to meet with your probation officer or are subject to random visits, it might be prudent to let him or her know where you are living sooner rather than later.
Q. We married couple in Minnesota-My credit bad-my hubby's is great-Can he legally get mortgage+house in his name only?
A: Your lender may choose to use only his credit history and employment information for underwriting purposes for the loan; however, as a married couple you will both be required to sign the mortgage.
Q. When monies get probated, who receives the money after probate? -The person listed in the will, or blood relatives?
A: A will is a testamentary document that provides where the testator wants his or her property to pass upon death. A validly executed will admitted to probate without challenge will control the distribution of the decedent's property. In Minnesota you can disinherit children but not spouses. A spouse that does not consent to a will can elect against. If a person does not have a will, or it is invalidated, the court will determine heirs based upon Minnesota intestate succession statutes.

A further explanation of the probate process can be found at my blog:


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Contact & Map
Northfield Office (Primary)
158 Water Street N., Suite 1
Northfield, MN 55057
Telephone: (507) 786-9090
Wanamingo Office
200 Main Street
Wanamingo, MN 55983
Telephone: (507) 824-2221
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