John Abress

Top rated business litigation attorney in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Franz Hultgren Evenson P.A.
John Abress
Franz Hultgren Evenson P.A.

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Estate & trust litigation, Business & corporate view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2013

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Chinese-Mandarin

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022

Franz Hultgren Evenson P.A.

1011 2nd St N
Suite 201
St. Cloud, MN 56303 Visit website


John Abress is an attorney with the Franz Hultgren Evenson, P.A., law firm in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A top-ranked trial and transactional lawyer with more than nine years of total legal experience, Mr. Abress provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Civil litigation and appeals

·       Real estate

·       Employment law

·       Administrative law

·       Wills, trusts, estate planning and probate

·       Guardianships and conservatorships

·       Business law

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Abress has represented a broad clientele, including businesses, local government, individuals and others throughout southeast and central Minnesota. From his efforts, he has achieved a long record of helping his clients obtain their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek for their complex legal challenges, and he has extensive trial experience along with considerable experience handling administrative matters.

A native of Minnesota, Mr. Abress graduated from Bemidji State University magna cum laude before attending Mitchell Hamline University School of Law. While there, he received the President's Scholarship and was an active participant in the Willem C. Vis (East) Arbitration Moot competition. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2012, and he is admitted to practice in New York and Minnesota as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Mr. Abress began his legal career with an international law firm, where he developed a fluency for Mandarin Chinese. He has also become known for his deftness at handling highly complex, high-stakes issues for his clients. Honored for his success, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Mr. Abress is a member of the Stearns-Benton Bar Association, the John E. Simonett American Inn of Court and the Minnesota State Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Estate & trust litigation, Business/corporate, Construction litigation: business, Estate planning & probate
  • 50% Business litigation
  • 20% Estate & trust litigation
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Construction litigation: business
  • 10% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Central Minnesota Builders Association
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota, New York, U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • John E. Simonett American Inn of Court, Member, Present
  • Stearns-Benton Bar Association, Member, Present
Educational Background:
  • Bemidji State University , Bemidji, Minnesota, Honors: magna cum laude

Office location for John Abress

1011 2nd St N
Suite 201
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Phone: 320-253-7130


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

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