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Paul E Overson

Family Attorney at Lake Elmo, MN

4.3   23 reviews
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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 5 years
    Minnesota - MN 35 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2018
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1988
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

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Paul Overson has 25 years of experience delivering quality legal advice and representation for a wide variety of personal and business concerns.  Paul is a versatile attorney who prefers to apply his creativity and problem-solving skills to personal or business legal issues without creating undue animosity between the parties or attorneys.  That said, he is ready, willing and able to zealously litigate personal and business disputes where necessary.  Prior to forming Coodin & Overson Law Offices with Steven Coodin in 2005, Paul Overson spent 17 years refining his skills in both small and large law firm settings. 

Paul lives in Woodbury, Minnesota, and enjoys golf and hockey, as well as skiing and snowboarding with his wife and children.


Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice

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Coodin & Overson Law Offices, PLLP
Eagle Point Business Park
8681 Eagle Point Blvd.
Lake Elmo, MN, 55042


4.3 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by William | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. William Wonders
Mr. Overson handled the divorce for my wife and I. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of family law and used professionalism and understanding from both sides and helped us to get this matter done in a timely and successful outcome for both parties. We both highly recommend his service. Thank you again Attorney Paul Overson.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Divorce Lawyer Paul Overson
I hired Paul only 5 days before my divorce's trial court date was scheduled and his skills and empathy were outstanding! (And his office staff was bar-none!) I will have no qualms about referring him to all my clients and friends, a real professional!
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Overson provided a sense of relief and hope during a difficult time
As a desperate parent looking for legal advise during a difficult time to support a child, Mr. Overson became available to provide legal advice in a matter of minutes. Mr. Overson returned my call and was available for a consult immediately. After discussing with Mr. Overson, there was a sense of relief and I was able to focus on the family matter instead of feeling fearful and hopeless. I highly recommend Mr. Overson! Mr. Overson is very knowledgeable, experienced, and took the time to explain the legal process. Thank you Mr. Overson for giving our family hope during a difficult situation with a child!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Family law issues can be very complex when filing for grandparent visitation rights. After I received a referral to consult with Paul Overson, I met with Paul. Paul discussed my case, explained the process and costs prior to my hiring him. Paul was very knowledgeable, honest, and thorough representing me during this difficult time. I am very happy with the outcome of my case and enjoy every precious minute I spend with my grandchild. I highly recommend Paul to anyone needing legal help.
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Posted by Mark | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have been thrilled with the help I received working with Paul Overson of Coodin and Overson . He set up my business corporations, was always there to help me to understand the legal terms and made the whole experience easy and painless. I have worked with Paul Overson several times now and will continue to do so. I would recommend him highly to any one looking for an experienced business or personal attorney.
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Posted by Greg | October 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Paul Overson
I contacted Paul almost 6 years ago for his professional legal representation and council with regard to a family matter which needed immediate attention. As family matters tend to be high emotion and ugly at times Pauls' reserved , knowledgable demeaner combined with exemplary support staff were a breath of fresh air,An assurance that I was not helpless. His expertise shone through in that family matter as well as a subsequent entirely separate family matter which i continue to appreciate him as a resource.Ive learned that Paul appreciates and strives for the best outcome for his clients but has a core of values that try to preserve family bonds where and if possible... Im very satisfied currently and will refer to Paul Overson and his lawfirm as needed in the future.
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Posted by Solomon | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law and criminal law
He helped me with my divorce in the best ways possible. When I had two ofp violations he handled the criminal part with expertise and the best results I wasn't even expecting at all. I recommend him in a heartbeat 100%, he's very polite and very understanding on payments as well. You won't regret by all means I promise.
Posted by Bill President Lee Industries | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A thank you from great experience.
I have worked with Paul over the last 20 years. He has done everything from set up my corporations to handling a divorce and also aiding me in the patents of projects over the years. He has always gone the extra mile for me when asked. I recently moved my business to Little Falls Mn so unfortunately had to change to a lawyer in my area. It will be hard to replace Paul but life goes on.
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Posted by Colleen | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
When my dad was falsely accused of a crime, Mr Overson was there every step of the way providing excellent professional representation at a fair price. His advice was thorough and sound. He helped us navigate through a difficult system and got the case dismissed. You never expect something like this to happen to you or your loved ones but if it does Mr Overson is a great person to have on your side.
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Posted by tedeux yang | June 27, 2015
Excellent service
The service that I received from Paul Overson was excellent. Even though I was a little bit late to my appointment...he still let me go to his office. The price for his service was at a reasonable rate that I can afford. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Mary | June 10, 2015
The Most Caring and Best Service Ever
Mr. Overson and his assistant Jennifer were excellent in the way they handled my divorce case. It was timely, efficient, and most notably the best service I have ever received from an Attorney. I would recommend their services to anyone desiring to have their divorce done as quickly as possible, especially without having things drawn out costing you more money. His assistant Jennifer kept me up-to-date, and informed as to the step-by-step process as well. Thanks Mr. Overson and Jennifer, you guys rock.
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Posted by Sean | July 29, 2013
A good guide through a difficult time.
After I discovered that my wife was cheating, Paul Overson helped me through the divorce process. It went as smoothly as it could (considering the circumstances). I was awarded significant parenting time with my children and I receive child support from my ex. I would definitely recommend Mr. Overson as a lawyer.
Posted by Suzanne | April 6, 2013
Could not be happier!
I felt I was heard and they really understood me and my situation. Every step of the way, I felt like part of the team. I was very pleased with the entire experience.
Posted by Jason | March 5, 2013
Great lawyer
Paul did an excellent job during my divorce proceedings. He keep me informed of what was happening at all times. He went through the documents with me and helped me to understand exactly what they contained. I thought he handled things well during court hearings and mediation. I felt that he was able to get me the best settlement possible in the divorce.
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Posted by Tim | February 25, 2013
Make the correct decision and hire this attorney!
I've worked with Mr. Overson for over 20 years. He has helped me with business, personal, and family matters. Mr. Overson is easy to work with and he's never too busy to talk and provide advice. He has even done some out of state work for me where he coordinated with an attorney licensed in that state. I know a lot of times, lawyers get a bad rap (maybe deservedly so). But, Mr. Overson is a true gem. If you are looking for a straight shooter who knowledgeable, helpful and fair with billing, then you should hire Paul Overson.
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Posted by Christian | February 22, 2013
This guy "Rocks"
I met Mr. Overson by referral, from a very close and trustworthy friend. Mr. Overson handeled my car accident case, where I was rear ended and needed spinal surgery. He told me, all I needed to focus on was getting healed and he would handle the rest . I never saw a single medical bill and recieved a more than adequate check to rebuild my life with. Since, Mr. Overson has helped me to set up a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), planned my estate, and wrote my will. Thank you so much for all you have done for my family.................
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Posted by Melissa | July 25, 2012
Excellent Communication
Paul did a great job communicating with me about the case. I felt so comfortable going into the trial. He responded to my every question quickly! Great lawyer!
Posted by Bill | April 24, 2012
Competent Honest Attorney
Paul Overson has been my Atty for over 20 yrs, and has been consistantly outstanding in all respects. He listens, works hard and delivers results fast and accurate. His billing has been fair, and every client gets treated as if they are his primary concern. Paul has always performed 100%, and I have only heard praise about him from clients I have referred.
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Posted by Angel | April 24, 2012
Personal Injury Guru
Paul helped me with my Personal Injury case, and was able to get me the compensation I deserved, for the injurys I sustained. He was always on top of my case and contacted me with the progress. Paul is an Attorney who truly cares about client satisfaction. You will not be disappointed if you use Overson Law Office for your legal needs.
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Posted by Kou | June 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible in the area of family law
I hired Paul to handle a family court matter involving parenting time and false accusations of abuse. I received no meaningful legal representation by Paul. Paul passively responded to the opposing attorney's actions, letting her drive the course of the legal case. He had no fight in him. There were numerous court appears made and Paul was never prepared. He asked "me" for details and facts of the case on the date of the hearings. Unbelievable! How can an attorney advocate for you if he has no grasp of the elements of case?! I fired him after he asked me to sign a court order drafted by the opposing attorney what represented all the request and interest of the other party and none of mine. I was out thousands of dollars and my family court matter was in far worse shape then before I hired Paul. I now have new counsel and my case has taken a unmistakable turn for the better thanks to the diligence, knowledge, skill and drive of the new attorney.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Coodin & Overson, PLLP
  • 2006 - Present


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985


  • Washington County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington County Law Library
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • Hamline Law Review
  • The Limited Liability of Corporate Directors Under Minnesota Statute 302A.251, Sub.4 (1987)
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota
  • Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Paul
Estate planning Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. Overson and he is very conscientious, very through and focused on his clients interests."
Business Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent attorney. I would highly recommend him to handle any case."
Business Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and the his high quality work product. Paul is an asset to the legal community and his dedication to his clients is unwavering."
Business Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse the work and service of Paul and Steve; Paul is great mediator in our community and I am glad to be able to refer friends and clients. Thank you."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul Overson within the community for many years. My office routinely refers him family and business law clients. I have heard nothing but positive things about their experiences working with Mr. Overson. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Paul for many years and know him to be an excellent attorney in many practice areas including Business Law. I have sent friends, family, and my past clients to him to set up corporations, collect debts for their businesses, or handle other business related matters. I endorse Paul in this area as well as other general practice areas."
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Lake Elmo Family Lawyer Paul E Overson
Paul E Overson
Family Attorney
Lake Elmo, MN
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation