Jennifer Congdon

Jennifer Congdon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Congdon Law, PLLC
 | 413 Wacouta Street, Suite 140
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-964-4512
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Jennifer Congdon is a trial lawyer.  With over 15 trials in the past five years, Jennifer knows how to best present and win your case.  Jennifer is a fierce advocate for each of her clients.  The preparation for a vigorous defense begins at the first meeting with a client.  


Handling a variety of cases from misdemeanor thefts to financial crimes, to assaults, sexual assaults, drug crimes, and homicides, Jennifer is extremely prepared to handle any kind of case. 


In the last two years, Jennifer has won acquittals on several cases including 1st Degree Burglary, 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Domestic Assault, Violation of a DANCO.  Jennifer has also obtained extremely favorable sentences for clients who plead guilty, saving her clients years off their sentences.


Because of her successes, Jennifer has been recognized as a Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  As a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney in Minnesota by The National Trial Lawyers for three years, as well as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the same organization. 


Jennifer Congdon grew up in Saint Paul.  She attended the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate degrees in both Spanish and Political Science.  After undergrad, Jennifer went on to receive her law degree at William Mitchell College of Law, where she graduated with honors, Cum Laude.


Jennifer began her defense career while she was still in law school.  Jennifer worked for the Dakota County Public Defender’s Office.  Her work as a student attorney prepared her for the real-world practice of law.  Before she graduated law school, Jennifer had already had three jury trials. 

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

About Jennifer Congdon

Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 - MN, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Sate Bar Assocaiation 

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • State v. M.T. - Theft (value greater than $5,000) All charged were DISMISSED on the day of trial., 2015
  • State v. E.R. - 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct My client was found NOT GUILTY of the felony 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct, but convicted of a lesser offense.  Because he was found not guilty, he did not face any prison time. , 2015
  • State v. M.S. - 1st Degree Burglary in Dakota County M.S. was found NOT GUILTY after a jury trial., 2015
  • State v. G.S. - Jury trial on felony violation of a domestic abuse no contact order.  Acquitted of all charges.  2016.  The second pending felony violation was dismissed by a judge prior to a second jury trial.

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota; 2007 with degrees in both Spanish and Political Science.  , 2007
  • William Mitchell College of Law; J.D. Cum Laude, 2010

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
  • Office Location for Jennifer Congdon

    413 Wacouta Street
    Suite 140
    St. Paul, MN 55101


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    Last Updated: 2/14/2017

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