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Jonathan Jay Fogel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Plymouth, MN

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1995
    Authorized to Practice Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2012

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Going through a divorce impacts every aspect of one’s life. Jonathan Fogel is dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible. Our Minneapolis, MN family law attorneys are committed to the needs of individuals faced with family concerns, whether they are pursuing litigation of their own family law matter, or desire an attorney’s counsel through mediation.

  2. Estate planning
    This includes preparing a will, health care directive, power of attorney and prenuptial agreements.

Minneapolis, MN divorce attorney Jonathan J. Fogel has extensive experience handling divorces involving complex marital estates, spousal maintenance, custody, and post decree matters. After a decade of practice, he founded his own law firm so that he could provide a "team" approach to Minnesota family law for his clients by offering a network of professionals that can assist with issues ranging from finances to counseling. Jonathan writes articles and provides lectures on a variety of topics including divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity and other issues related to family law. He has appeared on local television as a family law expert, and has been on several local and national radio talk shows.

Jonathan strongly believes the job of a family law attorney is to provide expert legal advice as well as the necessary tools to transition into the next stage of life.

As the host of myTalk 's Family Affairs radio show, Jonathan educated the public on family law and answered questions live on the air. Jonathan also wrote and published the book Preparing for Divorce While Happily Married; Tips from a Divorce Lawyer which offers insight into the process of divorce.  He also publishes his articles on .

Jonathan is also a Qualified Rule 114 Neutral.


Fogel Family Law, P.A.
3131 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 240
Plymouth, MN, 55447

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Posted by Marc | March 17, 2011
Top-Notch Family Law Attorney!
As a lawyer I often have people come to me for help on matters outside of my subject matter expertise. When I am contacted for family law matters, I refer them to Jonathan Fogel. He has always provided excellent representation and continues to earn my trust each and every time I send someone his way.
Posted by Todd | March 17, 2011
Excellent Team Approach
I was dealing with some very personal issues and Jonathan and his team were wonderful and it made all the difference.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jonathan J Fogel
This attorney is on the Top Lawyers list and yet was convicted of an ethics violation where he stole $50,000 from a client.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Reprimand/Probation issued in MN, 2012
updated on 06/28/2013

Reprimand/probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. The State also monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Jonathan's comment: “This reprimand resulted from the behavior of a former employee of the law firm.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Fogel Law Offices, P.A.
  • 2004 - Present


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Cardozo Society
  • Executive Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Temple Israel Synagogue
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1999 - 2001
  • William Mitchell Brandeis Society
  • President
  • 1993 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Approved
  • RatePoint
  • 2011
  • Business Excellence
  • RatePoint
  • 2011
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer 2008
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer 2007
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer 2006
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Minnesota Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer 2004
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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  • Minnesota Parent Magazine
  • Protecting Your Children During a Divorce
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • NBI Seminar
  • How to Calculate Child Support Under New Statute
  • 2006
  • Minnesota Family Law Institute
  • Minnesota's New Child Support Statute - Calculation Workshop
  • 2006
  • Prosource Seminar
  • How Divorce Changes Insurance Needs
  • 2004
  • Rainbow Families
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • 2003
  • MILE Seminar
  • Spousal Maintenance: An In-Depth Analysis
  • 1999
  • Family Law Institute
  • Custody in the Context of Paternity
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Jonathan
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred family law clients to Jonathan and he has always come through for them."
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Plymouth Divorce and separation Lawyer Jonathan Jay Fogel
Jonathan Jay Fogel
Divorce and separation Attorney
Plymouth, MN
Licensed for 28 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details