David W. Jacobsen

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate & Trusts
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law


David truly enjoys the relationship he has with his valued clients. David has had the privilege of representing countless clients with a variety of legal matters over the last 10+ years. He is uniquely skilled to competently advise clients with complex transactional matters but also represent the same clients in arguments before the court.


His diverse 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.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Dean’s List, CALI Award
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Sociology—Law, Crime, Deviance

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2009
  • Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court, 2009

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board Member/Officer– Northfield Montessori, Northfield
  • Board Member/Officer – Northfield Sertoma, Northfield
  • Board Member – Northfield Enterprise Center, Northfield
  • Non-active Member – Osman Shriners, Saint Paul
  • Non-active Member – Kenyon Area Business Association, Kenyon
  • Committee Member – Challenges to the Practice of Law Task Force, MSBA, Minneapolis

Past Positions

  • Member/Past Officer – A.F.&A.M., Lodge No. 34, Cannon Falls

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • First District Bar Association
  • Rice County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney