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Jonathan L. R. Drewes

Real estate Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.9   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 16 years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    Illinois - IL 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2007
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate

    16 years

  2. Foreclosure

    16 years

  3. Litigation
    Representing people and business in: • Foreclosure, lien validity or lien priority disputes • Mechanic’s lien disputes • Contract disputes • Landlord and tenant disputes • General civil litigation

    16 years

  Jonathan L. R. Drewes founded Drewes Law, PLLC in 2008 after representing lenders and insurance companies such as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., U.S. Bank, N.A., and Citicorp Leasing, Inc., among many others.  Jon focuses his practice toward civil litigation: the art of motion practice and presenting legal arguments in the courtroom. In November 2012, Jon represented a homeowner in a foreclosure dispute in oral argument in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and won. This is one of only a handful of cases the Minnesota Supreme Court has reviewed on foreclosure over the past century.

Contact Jonathan

Drewes Law, PLLC
10 NE 2nd St, Ste 205
Minneapolis, MN, 55413


4.9 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jonathan took my case and saved me. Literally. He accepted my calls personally, was extraordinarily responsive, understood what was possible, provided me with a strategy and representation that worked. He was in a word, awesome. He was also educational, effective, results oriented, highly capable and knowledgeable, responsive, cost conscious, and above all, kind. With his help — and only because of his work on my behalf — we reached a favorable and the desired outcome. I highly recommend him. Thank you Jonathan. I am eternally grateful!!!
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Posted by Kelly | January 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
saved me
Despite his busy schedule he answered the phone and gave me a few quick minutes of good advice. I wish he had room on his schedule to represent me but even though he couldn't he still directed me where to go. I'm grateful from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by Melissa | August 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
10/10 would recommend Mr. Drewes
Jonathan and his team went above and beyond my expectations! Mr. Drewes was kind, curious, direct, and informative throughout our communications. I never officially retained him but he was very attentive to my needs and helped me step by step though a process I never imagined I would go through. I came out sane on the other side in a large part due to him. I still don't feel I could ever thank him enough but I know if I ever have real estate related law concerns he will handle it! I will recommend Drewes Law PLLC to any family and friends although I hope to never need these services again. Thank you again Mr. Drewes
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Posted by Maria | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart. Compassionate. Expert Legal Advice. Superior Service.
My real estate attorney Jonathan Drewes and his team were exceptional in helping me resolve a complex real estate matter. I recommend Jonathan Drewes to anyone needing any legal advice or services on real estate matters, based on his ability to analyze facts, put together a plan, and follow-up. I was kept informed of every progress with my case and included with every communication, and this brought an incredible amount of comfort to know what exactly was going on with my case and when. I couldn't have accomplished my real estate goals without Jonathan Drewes and his team, and cannot say enough good things about them and how grateful I am for their real estate legal services. I will be using their services again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jon is exceptionally knowledgeable about real estate law. I hired and consulted with him for a property dispute and boundary line issue, respectively. In both cases, Jon offered nuanced legal analysis that helped me understand the risks and benefits of various ways to approach the cases. Jon's knowledge by far surpassed other attorneys I consulted for both cases. He is personable, generous with his time and knowledge, and ethical. He is now my go-to real estate attorney. Do not hesitate to contact him.
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Posted by Rod | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would hire him again
Jon and his team have been fantastic to work with. They have been quick to help, clear in communication, and giving what resounds as sound and measured advice. I would say his pricing is fair, but he has been more than generous with offering opinions that haven't necessarily been part of the bill. I feel very comfortable with Jon's integrity, wisdom, experience and knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Communication was Excellent
Probably the most important quality an attorney needs to have is great communication - and Jon has this quality and more! He always responded to my questions and concerns in a timely manner. Not only did he respond promptly, he was very thorough and often provided more than just one solution.
Posted by Robert | January 31, 2014
Jonathan Drewes Saved me from heavy handed financial institutions with a structured foreclosure
Jonathan assisted me in dealing with a mortgage and line of credit tied to a house that was extremely underwater. He advised me as to my options, but i had my own idea of how I wanted to handle this, which was to avoid bankrupcy. I called it a structured foreclosure. He assisted with the process of dealing with the bank that had the mortgage, and successfully negotiated a $44,000 line of credit down to a one time payment of less than $3,000. Seriously, I paid with an electronic check and that nightmare was over. My final act regarding this case will be filling out my taxes this year, and he was able to offer a referral to an accountant that deals with situations like mine. With Jonathon's help, I was able to purchase a condo, do the "structured" foreclosure, and settle a line of credit debt of $44,000 for pennies on the dollar. I am not completely out of the woods as far as my financial situation, but have been on a great path to financial freedom with Jonathon's help. I will recommend him to anyone dealing with financial hardships or issues. He will listen to your concerns, offer advice, and if you have ideas, he will weigh them and go over the pros and cons, but in the end, let you make the decision on how to move forward. I hope I never need to use him again, but if I am dealing with financial institutions trying to muscle me around, you better believe that my first call will be to Drewes Law. thanks, Robert
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Posted by D Ruiz | November 7, 2012
4000 characters is not enough to describe Jon's character, professionalism, commitment, integrity, impeccable approach, understanding and interpretation of the law, patience, trustworthiness, supportive, AAA rated attorney and person. Jon is savvy. And as an attorney, really really does have his commitment to service to his clients first and foremost.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John helped me with a couple of individual but related legal issues. He did an awesome job navigating the insane complexity of dealing with banks and heavily bureaucratic organizations and not giving up! The only reason for the 4 versus 5 star rating is sometimes the communication (check-ins) needed to be initiated by me. I would have liked more proactive communication.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Manager
  • Drewes Law, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2006


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • McGraw v. CitiMortgage, Inc., 14-cv-0142 (PJS/HB)
  • Homeowner Win
  • Ruiz v. 1st Fidelity Loan Servicing, LLC
  • Client wins; Foreclosure void
  • Aaron v. Citizens State Bank of Shakopee (Scott County)
  • Homeowner won!
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  • Lakes Region Council of Advisors
  • Council Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Distinction for Public Service
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lakes Region Council of Advisors
  • The Business of Law: How to Hire an Attorney
  • 2011
  • Lakes Region Council of Advisors
  • Litigation vs. Arbitration: which fits your case better?
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Jonathan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Other
"I've known Jon since law school. We were in the bankruptcy clinic together. Both my husband and I have referred clients to Jon and they have been thrilled with his customer service and results. I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jon is a tenacious litigator and compassionate advocate for his consumer clients. He brings a rare combination of legal skill and empathy to his practice."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely hardworking, tenacious, but uses language that both attorneys and clients can understand."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an excellent lawyer. He crafts innovative solutions to tough legal problems. I recommend him highly."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jonathan Drewes is a tremendous lawyer. His heart is in the right place and he is ready to fight for his clients' cause. Before I came to work with him, I watched him take hard cases and win important victories. His advocacy before the Minnesota Supreme Court in the Ruiz case was responsible for a huge victory for homeowners facing foreclosure. There are quite a few lawyers around who are as smart as Jonathan, but few who can match his creativity and tenacity."
Litigation Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Drewes has been a trusted resource and an important ally for my firm's litigation practice. Jon is a fierce advocate who is always finding creative ways to get the best outcome for his clients. In short, Jon is a rising star in our legal community."
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Divorce and separation
Bankruptcy and debt
Chapter 13 bankruptcy