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Gerald Samuel Paulson

Gerald Samuel Paulson

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Litigation, Mediation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
  5. Mediation: 5%



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Jacob Thomas Erickson

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Paulson is a man of enormous legal experience. He served as a police officer and County Attorney before moving onto private practice. His years of experience show in his carefully contemplated approach to handling his client’s matters.


    Jacob Erickson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Smith, Paulson, O'Donnell and Associates, PLC

201 W Seventh Street
PO Box 668
Monticello, MN, 55362



MNAuthorized to practice198506/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Tenth Judicial District Pro Bono AwardMinnesota State Bar Association2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Volunteer Attorney Program Pro Bono AwardCentral Minnesota Legal Services1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSmith, Paulson O'Donnell and Associates2001 - 2013
AssociateGregory V Smith & Assoc.1995 - 2000
Mahnomen County AttorneyMahnomen County Minnesota1989 - 1995
Assistant State's AttorneyStutsman County North Dakota1987 - 1989
Associate AttorneyRichard W. Olson and Associates1985 - 1987
Police OfficerMoorhead Police Department1976 - 1982


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Minnesota County Attorneys AssociationMember1989 - 1995


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Concordia College-MoorheadN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973