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Jonathan J. Fogel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Fogel Family Law, PA
One SE Main St, Suite 206
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-503-8707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2008
Selected to Rising Stars: 1999, 2004
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own law firm, Jonathan J. Fogel focuses his practice exclusively on divorce and other family law matters. The Fogel Family Law office is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and its clients come from throughout the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. Mr. Fogel has been admitted to practice in Minnesota since 1994, and he is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Many of Mr. Fogel’s clients are seeing their marriages coming to an end, and he assists them when they are dealing with such divorce-related issues as the division of marital assets and debts, spousal and child support, and child custody and visitation. He has had extensive training and experience in mediation, and he is a Qualified Rule 144 Mediator and is listed as such on the roster that is published by the Minnesota State Court Administrator’s Office. Accordingly, Mr. Fogel is often able to help his clients reach an accord on those issues through the use of the method of alternative dispute resolution. However, when that is not possible and when settlement agreement negotiations have broken down, he is a forceful courtroom advocate on their behalf.

Mr. Fogel also helps victims of domestic violence in obtaining protective court orders, and he has represented clients who have already gotten a divorce and who are now seeking to have their existing parenting or support orders modified or enforced. His successful track record has earned him an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. A graduate of what used to be known as William Mitchell College of Law, Mr. Fogel has written and lectured extensively on family law topics.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property


4 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2008
  • Rising Stars: 1999, 2004

About Jonathan J. Fogel

First Admitted: 1995, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member PACER Center Advisory Board  
  • Cardozo Society, Executive Committee
  • Board of Trustees, Temple Israel Synagogue
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service Domestic Violence Taskforce
  • Hennepin County Parental Cooperation Task Force
  • Hennepin County Paternity Public Defender
  • President, William Mitchell Brandeis Society
  • I have gotten very involved with CASA Minnesota, which is the agency that trains Guardian Ad Litem to help children going through a child protection process.  I hosted a seminar at my law office to promote CASA Minnesota, 2016

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, B.A., Political Science, Psychology, Education

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Spousal Maintenance: An In-Depth Analysis,” MILE Seminar
  • How to Calculate Child Support Under New Statute, NBI Seminar 
  • “Minnesota’s New Child Support Statute – Calculation Workshop,” Minnesota Family Law Institute
  • “How Divorce Changes Insurance Needs,” Prosource Seminar
  • “Custody in the Context of Paternity,” Family Law Institute
  • “Cohabitation Agreements,” Rainbow Families
  • Book - Preparing for Divorce While Happily Married: Tips from a Divorce Lawyer, 2006 , Author, Preparing for Divorce While Happily Married: Tips From a Divorce Lawyer, Book
  • I have been the featured speaker for MN CLE regarding the changes to the Alimony Law in Minnesota as it relates to Cohabitation., Speaker, Cohabitation Alimony Law, 2016


  • Listed in “Super Lawyers“, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota Business Monthly, Minnesota Law and Politics Magazines 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. 
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section 
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Past Chair, Family Law Section


  • Fox 9 Legal Correspondent


  • Family Affairs
  • I wrote an article for The Hennepin Lawyer about the benefits of Yoga to the practice of law, A Different Kind of Practice: One Attorneys Yoga Journey
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Office Location for Jonathan J. Fogel

One SE Main St
Suite 206
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612-503-8707

Last Updated: 12/26/2021

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