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Jacob Mathias Birkholz

Family Attorney at Mankato, MN

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 18 years
    Iowa - IA 16 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2005
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

I am the managing attorney in the Mankato, Minnesota office of Birkholz Law. For more than 40 years, Birkholz Law has been representing Southern and Southwestern Minnesota in the areas of family law, criminal law, real estate, estate planning, and litigation services. I am the son of Dan Birkholz, the founder of Birkholz Law.


I have extensive court room and trial experience. In the last year alone, I have had four criminal jury trials, and 3 of them full acquittals in the defense favor. In addition to the numerous motion hearings, I have tried numerous, several day, extensive and complex family law divorce trials, and a legendary 12 day termination of parental rights trial in Jackson, Minnesota with over 200 exhibits, and over 20 witnesses, which is currently on appeal. I have also obtained numerous trial orders in child custody cases granting parent’s custody of their children, eliminating harassment and orders for protection, and saving clients thousands of dollars in losses.


Birkholz & Associates, LLC
802 South Front Street
Mankato, MN, 56001-6558

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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jacob and Michelle were great to work with
I worked with Jacob and Michelle to get my firearms rights restored after I lost them from when I was a kid. They were both great to deal with. Talked me through everything and took care of all the paperwork. He helped me to be able to go hunting with my dad again and I will forever be greatful.
Posted by Paul | August 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
First choice attorney
Jacob is an excellent attorney. He was friendly and professional. He represented me fairly in my legal matters and always made sure I understood what was happening and what to expect next. His firm's staff are kind and very helpful. I very much appreciate all that he did to help my case. I fully recommend him to anybody looking for a gifted and intelligent lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2015
Great experiance
Mr Birkholz was helpful and very easy to work with. I received consent letters informing me on what was happening and where everything was at. very satisfied with the results.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-225 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Birkholz & Associates, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Birkholz Law, LLC – Associate Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Judge Mary C. Leahy
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Judge Kenneth L. Jorgensen
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Extern
  • Judge Edward Wilson
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Certified Student Attorney Volunteer
  • Washington County P. D.’s Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • MSBA Probate and Trust Section
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Volunteer Law Clerk
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Tilton and Dunn, PLLP
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Birkholz Law, LLC
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, MN
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • Minnesota State University Mankato , Magna Cum Laude
  • B.S. – Chemistry
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. M.D.T. 831 N.W.2d 276 (Minn. 2013)
  • Partial victory / Partial reversal


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • As Family Court Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce
  • Family Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Jacob
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob Birkholz is a smart, organized, and professional attorney for whom I have great respect. I feel confident referring individuals to Jacob for their civil and criminal law matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a smart guy. He is a very good negotiator but isn't afraid to take a case to trial."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mankato Family Lawyer Jacob Mathias Birkholz
Jacob Mathias Birkholz
Family Attorney
Mankato, MN
Licensed for 18 years
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