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About Me

I represent employers and executive and professional employees in labor and employment law matters.  My goal is to keep you and your company out of legal conflict by preventing it from happening or, when possible, resolving issues before they expand into war.  If you are already at war or appear to be heading that way, I am experienced in litigation, mediation, arbitration, admistrative and investigative proceedings.   


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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
    27 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    27 years
  3. Business: 10%
    27 years
  4. Debt Collection: 5%
    8 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jacob Thomas Erickson

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. O’Donnell is a highly respected attorney in Wright County. He is a certified employment law specialist and a BV rated attorney. Unlike many civil lawyers, Mr. O’Donnell has no fear of State or Federal Court and will do what it takes to get the job done.


    Jacob Erickson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Gerald Samuel Paulson

    I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced with Pat since 1999 and we have been partners since 2001. Pat possesses and practices the highest standards of ethics, diligence, intellect and industry; I am most pleased to be his partner.


    Gerald Paulson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Smith Paulson & O'Donnell

201 W 7th Street
Monticello, MN, 55362


MNAuthorized to practice198806/29/2015
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative198809/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Labor & Employment Law CertificationMinnesota State Bar Association2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Pro Bono Service AwardCentral Minnesota Legal Services2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSmith, Paulson, O'Donnell & Associates, PLC1999 - Present
PartnerGranath & O'Donnell, PA1994 - 1999
AssociateMcLeod Alexander Powel & Apffel, PC1988 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1988
St Cloud State UniversityMass Communication & Social ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981