Jill Frieders

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Rochester, MN

O'Brien & Wolf, L.L.P.
 | 45-28th Street SE, Suite 300
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507-289-4041
Fax: 507-281-4778
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jill Frieders is a partner at O'Brien & Wolf - Attorneys At Law, where she focuses her practice exclusively on family law. Located in Rochester, Minnesota, she provides assistance to clients throughout the area who are going through a divorce and having to deal with related issues such as custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of complex assets. A forceful courtroom advocate, Ms. Frieders is also a trained mediator, and she often seeks to have her clients reach accords through the alternative dispute resolution method. She also has experience with paternity disputes, and she provides assistance to clients who are interested in adopting a child. The quality of her work in these often-sensitive matters has earned Ms. Frieders an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Frieders is an active participant in several professional organizations. A member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, she has also chaired the Family Law Section of the Olmsted County Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Frieders has served on the Third Judicial District Ethics Committee. Her pro bono activities include acting as a volunteer attorney for Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, of which she is a past chairman of the board of directors and a 2016 recipient of its Volunteer of the Year award.

Majoring in political science, Ms. Frieders attended Ball State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1981. She then enrolled at the University of Minnesota Law School and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1984. After graduation, Ms. Frieders was a law clerk with the Hennepin County District Court before entering private practice. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota and before the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Paternity

Appellate (10%)

Focus Areas

Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Paternity


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Jill Frieders

Admitted: 1984, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.obrienwolf.com/attorneys/jill-frieders.php


  • Partner in Justice Award, Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, 2002
  • 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
  • AV Peer Review Rated, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Family Law Advocate.  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee in the General Rules of Practice for theDistrict Courts, Committee Member, 2014
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee to review the Lawyer Discipline System,Committee Member, 2007
  • Legal Assistance of Olmsted County Board, Chair from 1998 to 2000, Board Member 1997 to 2001, Volunteer Attorney 1990 to present
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Appellate Rules Task Force
  • Minnesota Third Judicial District Ethics Committee, Chair from 2007 to 2010;Member 2000 to 2010
  • Commission on Judicial Selection, Third Judicial District Attorney Member, 2003-2010
  • Olmsted County Bar Association, 1990 to present (Treasurer 1995-1997; Chair of Family Law Section 1994-1996 and 2011 to present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1984 to present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1993 to present
  • Minnesota
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Attorney for Legal Services of Olmsted County

Educational Background:

  • Ball State University
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Office Location for Jill Frieders

45-28th Street SE
Suite 300
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507-289-4041

Fax: 507-281-4778

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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