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Jennifer Leigh Mortel

Jennifer Leigh Mortel

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Personal Injury

About Me

Jennifer Mortel focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration, and Personal Injury. Jennifer endeavors to partner with families to secure their future goals through wills, trusts and other appropriate estate planning. She is a compassionate counselor who helps grieving family members find their way through the probate and trust administration process after the death of a loved one.  Jennifer also has extensive experience negotiating top-dollar personal injury settlements, as well as handling cases through litigation. She is a zealous advocate for her clients' rights to obtain medical, wage loss and disability benefits.


Jennifer previously served as Assistant Vice-President and head of the Personal Trust Division at Union Bank & Trust where she was responsible for the administration of all personal trusts, including revocable and irrevocable living trusts, testamentary trusts and charitable trusts, as well as probate estates. She was a partner at the law firm of Bowden Cyr Mortel, PLLC from 2009-2013 and represented clients in the areas of estate planning and personal injury and continues to act as an of counsel attorney with Bowden Cyr, PLLC.  Jennifer is a 2002 honors graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Jennifer also serves as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has been an Adjunct Representation Professor at William Mitchell College of Law.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 15%



Hourly ($225/hour), Contingent (33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Mortel Law, PLLC

7825 3rd Street North
Suite 204
St. Paul, MN, 55128

7825 N Third St #204
St Paul, MN, 55128




WIGood Standing200303/25/2015
MNAuthorized to practice200206/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMortel Law, PLLC2014 - Present
Assistant Vice President/Personal Trust AdministratorUnion Bank & Trust Company2013 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College Of Law2012 - 2013
Attorney/Founding PartnerBowden Cyr Mortel, PLLC2009 - 2013
AttorneyMortel Law Firm, PLLC2008 - 2009
N/ACrabtree Law Firm, P.A.2000 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Minnesota Association for JusticeN/AN/A
State Bar of WisconsinN/AN/A
Wisconsin Association for JusticeN/AN/A
BNI - Metro Marketing MastersVice President 2011-2012N/A
American Arbitration AssociationArbitratorN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClairePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Washington County Law Library Free Legal Workshops 2011-2012Basic Estate Planning - Wills and Power of Attorney2012
Librarians Lending a HandEstate Planning - Wills and Powers of Attorney2012
Probate Estate Administration from Start to FinishClosing the Estate2011
No-Fault Arbitration SeminarArbitration Procedures Issues & Strategies2010

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