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Jeffrey Kent Priest

Divorce and separation Attorney at Eagan, MN

4.4   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1998
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Legal Separation, Alimony, Custody, Child Support, Visitation, Asset/Debt Division, Retirement Accounts, Military Pensions Accounts, Mediation, Property Settlements, Trials, and Appeals.

    26 years, 1,400 cases

  2. Business
    Business Formations, Contract Disputes, and Commercial Trial Work.

    26 years, 100 cases

  3. Immigration
    Employment Based, Family Based, Investment Based, Citizenship and Naturalization, Non-Immigrant Visas

    9 years, 100 cases

Jeffrey Priest is a founder of Priest Law Firm Ltd. Mr. Priest practices in the areas of Business, Divorce, Custody, Support litigation and Immigration.   

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Priest Law Firm, Ltd.
3348 Sherman Court
Suite 2
Eagan, MN, 55121
Priest Law Firm, Ltd.
19950 Dodd Blvd Suite 102
Lakeville, MN, 55044
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4.4 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by Ibrahim | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great team and great service
"Jeff Priest and his team got me through a rough time in my divorce proceedings. His office was highly professional and responsive. I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Jeff fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorney. Priest Law firm is the place to start in the scary, emotional process of divorce. Highly recommended.”
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Posted by Christopher | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Customer Service
Jeff and his staff handled a K1 visa from Thailand for my wife. They were highly experienced at this type of paperwork. All of the paperwork was correct the first time and require no corrections and help speed up the overall process with the federal government.
Posted by Brenda | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Jeff was extremely helpful with our custody situation. He was very prepared and kept us informed of everything that took place. I would highly recommend him. Our case ended with not going to court, but resolved outside of the courtroom.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick & Painless
My divorce was fortnately uncontested and amicable. Richard was very easy to work with. I really felt like he reviewed my ex-wife's decree with a fine tooth comb. He was able to explain the legal verbiage in a way that made sense. He was prompt in responding to any emails or voice messages. Overall, I was completely satisfied with the service provided and the cost associated with my divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2015
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Exceptional Attorney!
Jeff Priest and his staff are outstanding in every respect. A divorce is a life changing event - full of emotion, stress, and not knowing what the future will bring. Jeff, Farah and Richard were there for me with phone calls, emails, and explaining each step. It’s not only the legal and the financial concerns but they also helped me emotionally become healthier and stronger. We worked through the divorce with integrity - using the facts, numbers and Jeff’s expertise. Would I recommend Jeff Priest and The Priest Law Firm to others - I already have.
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Posted by Chris | September 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
He IS the attorney that will get the job done!
After 10+ yrs, thousands of $$ attorneys, pro se arguments and frustration, I called Jeffs office for a child custody issue. Bottom line: his argument and case representation finally got me full custody of my kids. Especially when presented in front of MN's probably most liberal judge. No nonsense, easy to work with, lots of suggestions. If you have a need for an attorney, you NEED to call Priest Law Firm.
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Posted by Former client | August 7, 2015
best lawyer in town
Jeff Priest and his team has a unique talent for what they do. I was very pleased to have found this law firm. This was my second divorce. My first lawyer was cheap, but it was a disaster. You get what you pay for, I guess. The paralegal was always polite and always returned my calls, even though i called 4 times a day, lol. I would recommend Priest Law Firm to anyone. Not many law firms have talent like this. Thank you for the exceptional work!
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Posted by Brittany | July 20, 2015
Divorce & Child Custody Attorneys
I met Jeff the first time I went into their new office. I brought my son with me, and they were completely understanding and listened while I told my story. I worked primarily with Richard over the next few months hashing out my divorce and child custody situation. Farah, Richard and Jeff, worked with me every step of the way to get me the results I wanted. They always returned my (constant) phone calls or emails and I was beyond thankful for their patience and time spent on me as a client. I would highly recommend them to friends and family if their ever in need of an outstanding attorney. If needed in the future, I wouldn't think of going anywhere else.
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Posted by Manuel | July 16, 2015
The Right Guy For The Job!
No one ever thinks about going shopping for a lawyer or a legal team and if you ever do, chances are you are under distress and don't have any idea where to turn. Let me help you. Turn to Jeff and his team. They are experts at listening and communicating. This is vital when you find you are going into mediation or court. Things are not as neat and clean as you would think it should be. They listen to your story. Ask you what outcome you are looking to achieve and then give you a reality check on if it is possible or not. It was a very refreshing experience to work with people who level with you every step of the way and keep you posted on the process and procedure. One other thing that was extremely important, they are your advocate and are looking out for your interests. At times emotions can cloud judgements and that can make resolving issues more difficult. Jeff has a way of cutting through the clutter and sending a very clear message on your behalf. When going into any kind of mediation of court situation, it is Jeff and his team that I want with me! Thank You Team Priest for all your help!
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Posted by Kevin | July 13, 2015
Been through it all, and by far the best attorney out there
I've went through three separate attorneys going through child custody/parenting issues of my daughter. I'm a single father and did not concede to only accepting every other weekend. After continuously achieving less than my expectations from my attorney from my previous three attorneys, I met Jeff. He's saved me money, advised me beyond more than I could have ever expected and put me in a position to win 50/50 physical and joint custody of my daughter. Best attorney out there.
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Posted by Scott | May 11, 2015
Amazing Divorce Lawyer, professional team
I switch from my first lawyer to Jeff Priest and immediately regretted not doing that sooner. Throughout the divorce process it was obvious to me that Jeff and his team had my best interests in mind and worked hard on my behalf. Jeff was instrumental in forcing the other side to settle prior to trial and he helped negotiate a deal for me that was more than fair and in fact was more favorable to me than the original offer I had proposed to the other side several months earlier. Jeff was patient with me, explaining all of my options at every step, which was important since I had never been divorced before. If any of my friends ever need a divorce lawyer I will strongly recommend Jeff.
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Posted by Matt | March 18, 2015
Jeff and his team provided me great legal services in executing a QDRO after my divorce. I would highly recommend him. His services were fairly priced, and he and his team were professional and efficient. They explained the entire process up front and put my mind at ease.
Posted by Bill | February 22, 2015
Jeff has done a excellent job in representing me during my divorce. He has work hard and has keep the cost down during the proceedings. I would recommend him and his staff.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2015
Mr. Priest did an excellent job with my case. He gathered the appropriate information and kept me posted on everything. I would recommend him.
Posted by Rhonda | January 21, 2015
Marital Lien Resolution
Jeff and his team helped keep me calm and sane during what turned out to be a long drawn out resolution process caused by my ex and his attorney. Jeff was very supportive and was instrumental in negotiating the best possible outcome for me.
Posted by Melinda | January 21, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I hired Jeffrey after being referred to him by my mother who obtained him for a restraining order (which she was granted). He not only helped me obtain a restraining order, but helped me through a very tough divorce. Jeff was always readily available any time of the day. He made me knowledgeable about certain parts of the law that I wasn't aware of. I always felt that my best interest were at hand. Jeff played hard ball in the court room and I must say that the judge ruled in my favor and the best interest of my child. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him in the future, but hopefully his services won't be needed. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking for an attorney who is willing to go that extra mile for them.
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Posted by Thomas | December 12, 2014
Exceeded my Expectations
I was in great need of a family law attorney. Fortunately, one of Jeffery's law colleagues at a competing firm recommended him highly. During our first meeting, I knew I was in the right place with the right attorney. Jeffery made clear to me my situation, and professionally outlined my options and detailed a course of action. Throughout the process, Jeffery and his staff kept me informed while providing me counsel throughout the data collection process until the conclusion of a successful revision of a 10 year old divorce decree.
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Posted by Thomas | December 9, 2014
A Prolonged Divorce
I know each divorce case is different. In my case, it seems to be taking forever. That's only because while I make very little money, my wife seems to think that just because she married an Irishman, somehow I'm a Leprechaun and keeps looking for that pot of gold that just isn't there. But in every aspect so far, I just keep winning, slowly but surely. Jeff has done an excellent job representing me in all parts of my divorce so far. Richard and Farah also go out of their way for me as well. I'm very happy with the service I have received.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
I came to Jeff's office for a second opinion. I was VERY upset with how my past attorney had been handling my case. I had nothing but issues with her from the start to this day I feel was not properly represented by her. I was pretty hesitant with any attorney after having the headaches I got from her. When walking into the reception area of Jeff's office which was under construction, I felt at ease; it was very relaxing. When we meet I gave my side of events that had taken place in a course of a couple months. He looked at my copies, right away he saw what my past attorney had been doing and not doing. He caught mistakes made by her that unfortunately can not be fixed right now. After talking with Jeff, there was some relief. Jeff can seem arrogant at first, he isn't; he is straight forward and I appreciate that about him. I remember Jeff saying to me "Let me handle this, you sit back and let me do my job". When it comes to the hearings, Jeff will give you different scenarios and isn't afraid to tell you how the hearing could go. I didn't like the fact that I had to pay more money to hire another attorney. That was/is frustrating. I wish I had found him from the beginning, then I wouldn't have had to go through two attorney's and spend what I've spent and things would have been done correctly in the beginning. Dealing with his team has been great. He has a team member that has a very calming demeanor and can truly make you feel at ease. Going through a divorce, or custody is stressful enough and can make most people anxious. Dealing with Jeff and his team has been a blessing, at least for me it has been. Now if there could be a survey for Judges, that would be great.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
Having been involved in an ongoing custody case since fall of 2010, I was referred to Jeffrey Priest and the Priest Law Firm from a good friend of mine who used the Priest Law Firm for his divorce and custody situation. I hired Mr. Priest and his team in the spring of 2013. From that point on Mr. Priest not only helped simplify my overly complicated custody case, but he and his team also worked hard and diligently with the evidence to position my case before the court in the best way possible to get the most favorable outcome for my child. I highly recommend Jeffrey Priest and Priest Law Firm to anyone in need of a knowledgeable and professional legal representative to help position your case for a favorable outcome.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Priest Law Firm, Ltd.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Priest & White Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Principle Attorney
  • Priest Law Firm, Ltd.
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Olup & Associates
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Principal Attorney
  • Priest Law Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Oskie & Bauch
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Aquinas College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Case Study #1
  • Very positive


  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Matrimonial Family Law
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Tubman Chrysalis Legal Services
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Tubman Chrysalis Legal Services
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Tubman Chrysalis Legal Services
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Tubman Chrysalis Legal Services
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Services
  • Family Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (16)
Endorse Jeffrey
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Priest and I worked together on a family law matter. I was impressed with his knowledge of the law. He was an effective advocate for his client and I would feel confident recommending him to any person looking for legal counsel."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeff for many years. He is a well known and well respected attorney in the Minnesota family law community. I have seen Jeff's work on a first-hand basis and strongly recommend Jeff to anyone in need of his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a tough zealous advocate for his client who works hard to serve his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is tough opponent who works tirelessly for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is conscientious, pragmatic, and a hard worker. He's an advocate for his clients and works with opposing counsel to reach reasonable solutions to difficult problems."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jeff Priest for approximately twelve years. He has appeared in front of me on many occasions when I was a Judge and when I have acted as a mediator. I have always found Jeff to be well prepared and a diligent advocate for his clients, often achieving superb results. I endorse Mr. Priest as an excellent choice for representation.""
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jeffrey Priest at a seminar. Through group discussions I quickly learned that he is a hard working and very knowledgeable attorney. I gladly endorse Attorney Jeffrey Priest."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey Priest honestly cares about his clients and works hard to achieve the very best result possible for them."
Insurance Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Jeff on a couple of complicated insurance claims. In one case, he obtained a great result for his client, getting him dismissed from a lawsuit on very favorable terms. We also worked together on a shareholder suit, and got all claims against our client dismissed at summary judgment."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"While I am not crazy about his choice of ties, I endorse my colleague."
Federal regulation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a straight shooter. He is fair-minded and is committed to getting things done efficiently and without pounding excess legal fees into a matter. He does all of this while still being a firm and forceful advocate for his clients. He has my highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mr. Priest on a dissolution matter in the past and we were able to resolve the matter sooner rather than later and in a fair manner for our clients. I consult with Mr. Priest with I have family law related questions."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is an outstanding attorney, with experience to handle a variety of cases, including family, business, corporate, and other civil litigation. Jeff is known throughout the local court system, which gives him a presence that he uses to the advantage of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a smart guy and a diligent advocate for his clients."
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Eagan Divorce and separation Lawyer Jeffrey Kent Priest
Jeffrey Kent Priest
Divorce and separation Attorney
Eagan, MN
Licensed for 25 years
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