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JoEllen Pfeifle Doebbert

JoEllen Pfeifle Doebbert

also known as JoEllen Doebbert

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law

About Me

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve clients in my estate planning practice.  I am honored to be able to help clients express, and carry out, their most basic wishes for their family, and to assist them in preserving, protecting and transferring their personal and financial wealth to those they love, at the appropriate time.  It is a joy to bring peace of mind to those whom I serve.


I love living in rural Minnesota.  I have been blessed with having the opportunity to live on a farm, in small communities, in metropolitan areas, and now in a rural setting.  Most of all, it is the sense of community, feeling connected to that community, and being able to 'give back' to the community, that has been a gift to me.  


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Estate Planning: 65%
    21 years
  2. Probate: 15%
    18 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

JoEllen Doebbert Attorney at Law

121 5th Avenue West, Suite 1
Alexandria, MN, 56308-1303

JoEllen Doebbert Attorney at Law

Glenfield Place
Glenwood, MN, 56334

Po Box 1175
Alexandria, MN, 56308-1175




MNAuthorized to practice198806/28/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Paul Harris FellowRotary Foundation, Alexandria Rotary Club2010
AAA Woman of the YearAlexandria Area Business and Professional Women1996
Special Services AwardLegal Services of Northwest Minnesota1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawJoEllen Doebbert1997 - Present
AttorneyLeuthner Law Office1991 - 1996
Judicial Law ClerkDistrict Court, State of Minnesota, 8th Judicial District1989 - 1991
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Federal District Court1988 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Probate and Trust Law Section Council, Minnesota State Bar AssociationChair, Outstate Involvement2010 - Present
Probate and Trust Law Section Council, Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember of Section Council2009 - Present
Lakes Area Professional WomenMember2009 - Present
Legal Services Northwest MinnesotaBoard Member2001 - Present
Outstate Nominations Committee, Minnesota State Bar AssociationChair2000 - 2001
Law Practice Management Committee, Minnesota State Bar AssociationChair1999 - 2000
Rotary Club of Alexandria, MinnesotaMember1997 - Present
Ethics Committee, 16th District, Minnesota State Bar AssociationChair appointed by Minn. Supreme Court1997 - 2002
Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of CommerceMember; Past President; Past Board Member1993 - Present
Douglas County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Ethics Committee, 16th District, Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Alexandria Area Business and Professional WomenMember; parliamentarian1990 - 2009
16th District Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
16th District Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar AssociationPast President (former, 2 year term)N/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Douglas County v. LindgrenJudge granted summary judgment in favor of Lindgrens, finding lawsuit against Lindgrens pre-empted by federal Medicaid law.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
LSNM featured speaker, Fall 2010Questions about Medical Assistance? Learn the ins and outs of Medical Assistance2010
Clearwater Suites, Alexandria MN April 28, 2010 at 4 p.m.Medical Assistance and Nursing Home Costs -- How to Plan Ahead2010
20th Annual Elder Law InstituteSuing the Kids -- Medical Assistance2010