Skip to main content

David W. Jacobsen

Business Attorney at Northfield, MN

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2009
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

 I am truly fortunate to have the opportunity to advise and advocate for our exceptional clients, many of whom are our friends and neighbors. I ask clients what we are doing right and what can we improve. Many of our clients come via referral from other lawyers.





Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.
158 Water Street N #1
Northfield, MN, 55057


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Friendly, and Kind
This was my first time in need of a lawyer and I felt so lost in the process. I had called multiple places, none of them showed their confidence matched with kindness like David.
Posted by Anne | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had trouble finding a lawyer to help me with a family estate issue. David did not think twice about helping me in what was a pretty tricky situation. He is professional, caring and comes with personal experience. He did not do anything that was not in my best interest while keeping my costs to a minimal. I was involved and informed every step of the way.
Read less
Posted by Judy | May 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Experience
David was quick to understand my circumstances for estate planning ad explained my options both verbally and in writing. In implementing my decisions he carried through as promised in a timely manner, I value his trustworthiness and his professionalism and will recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Nick | November 26, 2014
One stop shop
I called Dave to help me establish a LLC. He made the process very quick and hassle free. As fast as I could provide him with the information he had the articles generated and ready to be signed. The end product came in a very organized and professional business binder along with a very thorough review of the binder with Dave. The IRS spelt my business name wrong on my EIN form (No fault of Dave's) when I received it and Dave took the extra time to generate an official letter for me to send in to correct the problem. I would recommend him to any of my friends.
Read less
Posted by Tami | July 8, 2013
David Jacobsen does excellent work!
David Jacobsen assisted me with drafting a non-compete/contractor agreement for my business. He was very thorough and knowledgable making sure to account for every aspect of my business. He answered questions I didn't even know I had! I would recommend David to anyone!
Posted by Laura | June 25, 2013
Review of David W. Jacobsen
David is a wonderful lawyer to work with. He is a fantastic listener and really did well in figuring out our needs. In our case we worked with David on a will that includes farm land and he was able to set priorties for what we needed as a family and what my husband needed to discuss with his brother as part of their partnership agreement. David is also very personable and willing to go that extra mile if you need it.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2013
Estate Planning
David was excellent in working with us to plan financial and medical directives after a difficult medical diagnosis. He was professional and very caring in putting everything in place.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2013
Elder Care Planning
David was very helpful and caring in planning and executing an elder plan for us. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Brian | June 17, 2013
Highly Recommend!
David worked well with us on a real estate transaction that required us to close in a very aggressive time frame. He worked well with our time frame and our closing was flawless. His insight and communication kept us in the loop every step of the way.
View less reviews


  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner/Attorney
  • Hero, Jorstad & Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2011 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David W. Jacobsen, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Minneapolis City Attorney's Office-Criminal Division
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Office of Richard G. McGee
  • 2007 - 2008
View all work experience


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CIC Partners v. G.K.
  • Jury verdict for client
  • State v. H.C.
  • Convicted
  • State v. G.J.M.
  • Case dismissed.
View all legal cases


  • Northfield Sertoma
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rice County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • 1st District Bar Association (MSBA)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Northfield Enterprise Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2020
  • A.F.& A.M. Lodge 34 (Cannon Falls)
  • Senior Warden
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Challenges to the Practice of Law Task Force (MSBA)
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Northfield Sertoma
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2016
  • A.F.& A.M. Lodge 34 (Cannon Falls)
  • Junior Warden
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Northfield Sertoma
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • A.F. & A.M. Lodge 34 (Cannon Falls)
  • Senior Deacon
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Rice County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Osman Shrine (Saint Paul)
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Kenyon Area Business Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Kenyon Area Business Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • A.F. & A.M. Lodge 34 (Cannon Falls)
  • Junior Deacon
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Kenyon Lion's Club (Kenyon)
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Business Networking International (Rice River Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Cali Award
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Dean's List (2) semesters
  • WMCL's Dean Janus
  • 2008
  • Kirwin Award nominee for Professionalism
  • WRAP small group
  • 2007
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (8)
Endorse David
Real estate Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David's office does an excellent job handling all types of real estate transactions. He is my go-to source for any real estate problems or questions I have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice
Criminal defense
Workers compensation
Criminal defense
Criminal defense