David W. Jacobsen

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Northfield, Minnesota

Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.
David W. Jacobsen
Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Civil Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2009

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.

158 Water St N
Suite 1
Northfield, MN 55057 Visit website


Focusing his practice on estate and trusts, business law, real estate, civil litigation and criminal law, David W. Jacobsen is the managing attorney at Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A., in Northfield, Minnesota. With more than 12 years of legal experience, he serves clients throughout Minnesota.

Mr. Jacobsen has extensive experience representing clients with cases ranging from business formation, sale and purchase of businesses and creating estate plans, to fighting for clients charged with violent felonies and speeding tickets. He also litigates civil law cases, conducts contested hearings and deals with pretrial and post-trial motions. 

With an “Excellent” rating on Avvo, Mr. Jacobsen has a reputation for communicating well with his clients by explaining complex jargon, actively listening to his clients and finding solutions that fit their needs. Providing tailored and personalized services for his clients, he is a zealous advocate for their rights and liberties. 

Graduating summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Jacobsen has a bachelor’s degree in sociology in law, crime and deviance. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, formerly known as the William Mitchell College of Law with dean’s list honors and was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. While in law school, Mr. Jacobsen served as a student attorney at the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office.

An active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the First District Bar Association and the Rice County Bar Association, Mr. Jacobsen has been an active member of the Northfield community serving as a board member of Northfield Montessori, Northfield Sertoma, and Northfield Enterprise Center.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Criminal Defense, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Landlord/Tenant, Probate & Estate Administration

  • 30% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.jacobsen-law.com/attorney/jacobsen-david-w/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Former Board Member/Officer– Northfield Montessori, Northfield
  • Committee Member – Challenges to the Practice of Law Task Force, MSBA, Minneapolis
  • Non-active Member/Past Officer – A.F.&A.M., Lodge No. 34, Cannon Falls
  • Non-active Member – Kenyon Area Business Association, Kenyon
  • Non-active Member – Osman Shriners, Saint Paul
  • Former Board Member – Northfield Enterprise Center, Northfield
  • Former Board Member/Officer – Northfield Sertoma, Northfield
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota, 2009
  • Rice County Bar Association
  • First District Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court, 2009
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, B.A. in Sociology—Law, Crime, Deviance, Honors: summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa
  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers 2023, 2023
  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers 2022, 2022
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers - 2021, 2021

Office location for David W. Jacobsen

158 Water St N
Suite 1
Northfield, MN 55057

Phone: 507-252-2775


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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