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I make a difference in my clients' lives by helping them solve complex matters involving emotional and financial consequences.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    19 years
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    15 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    23 years
  4. State & Local Law: 5%
    25 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    25 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jacob Christian Allen

    Mr. Hanson is a fantastic attorney who serves his clients well in the areas of estate planning, personal injury, civil litigation, and real estate law. I heartily endorse him and can vouch for his excellent character.


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  • Cheyenne Marie Wendt

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Contact info

O'Brien & Wolf L.L.P.

206 South Broadway
Rochester, MN, 55904


MNAuthorized to practice199807/15/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive199105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerO'Brien & Wolf, LLP1999 - Present
Conciliation Court RefereeThird Judicial District Of Minnesota2014 - 2015
Adjunct ProfessorRochester Community & Technical College2005 - 2005
AttorneySchmidt & Barbrow, P.C.1993 - 1999
Business Law InstructorAmerican Institute For Paralegal Studies1992 - 1992
Assistant State's AttorneyDuPage County State's Attorney's Office1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Diversity CouncilDirector2015 - Present
Christ United Methodist ChurchGeneral Counsel2000 - Present
Olmsted County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota United Methodist FoundationDirector2010 - 2014
Christ United Methodist ChurchTrustee2002 - 2004
DuPage County Bar AssociationChair1993 - 1994
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
O'Neil v. O'Neil, 55-CV-11-5776 Olmsted County District CourtPlaintiff verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Software Law JournalThe Computer Virus Eradication Act of 1989: The war against computer crime continues1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Roosevelt Universityparalegal studiesLawyers Assistant Program1984
Luther CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Paralegal Association, Rochester Chapter, Monthly chapter meetingEstate Planning2015