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Meet Kohlmeyer Hagen
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At Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Chtd, we understand that any significant legal matter can be one of the most important experiences in someone’s life.

You do not have to face legal matters alone. We provided trusted guidance and honest conversation to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome for their situation. We focus our practice in Family Law and Criminal Defense. We help people through divorce, custody, child support, adoption and paternity issues as well as people facing DWI charges, drug possession, assault, theft, sex offences, and more. We want our clients to feel comfort in knowing that when we represent them. We are there for one purpose – to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Our firm was founded in 2008, and with an office in Mankato and Rochester, we handle cases throughout southern Minnesota, including Albert Lea, Fairmont, Faribault, Mankato, New Ulm, Owatonna, Rochester, St. James, St. Peter, Waseca, Winona, Worthington, and more.

Meet The Attorneys


Anneka Peterson Senior Paralegal



Anneka Peterson is a paralegal at Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office. Anneka graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology of Law then went on to complete a post-baccalaureate certification in Paralegal Studies. Anneka joined the firm in 2020 and brought 10 years of experience with her as a paralegal in the areas of personal injury and criminal law. Anneka’s attention to detail is superb, and that paired with her ability to maintain professionalism, even in the face of high-stress situations, helps put clients at ease. In her free-time, Anneka enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Brandi Forstner Senior Paralegal



Brandi Forstner joined Kohlmeyer Hagen after working in family law for nearly 10 years.  Brandi has a legal administrative assistant associates degree as well as a dual degree in Sociology and Corrections. Brandi’s wealth of knowledge of the family law litigation cycle helps her answer your tough questions. Brandi was born and raised in St. James but currently lives in Lake Crystal with her husband and son. Outside of the office, Brandi enjoys traveling, concerts, and camping with her family.  Fun Fact: Brandi has parked named after her in Saint James, Minnesota

Angela Duryee Paralegal



Angela Duryee is a family law paralegal for Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office. She has worked in the family law field since 2019. She assists clients with divorce, custody, adoption, and child support issues. Prior to joining Kohlmeyer Hagen, Angela taught English at MSU, Mankato. She uses her writing background to help clients create compelling, persuasive documents for submission to the court. Family law problems can be scary, heart-breaking, and frustrating. Angela is an excellent listener and understands how important it is to have an empathetic person on your side when facing family law issues.

Mallory Marltand Intake Specialist



Mallorie Martland is the intake specialist at Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office. The first call to a law firm can be intimidating, but with Mallorie’s positive attitude and knowledge of the firm, you can be assured your first call does not have to unpleasant. Mallorie is from southern Minnesota, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, watching movies, and baking.

Client Testimonials

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Excellent Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5.0

based on 84 Reviews

Here’s to the BEST Thank You!!!!

"If you looking for a team that is aggressive, professional, and trusting look no further than Kohlmeyer & Hagen. Tom, Steven, and Shelly’s work ethic is second to nobody. They make the process as easy as can be and leave no stones unturned. Not only are they professionals they are GREAT people and treat you with respect. Here’s to the BEST Thank You!!!!"


Truly the Best Lawyers Around!

"The entire team at Kohlmeyer Hagen did an outstanding job of helping our family! We are so grateful for the NOT GUILTY verdict that they achieved. Tom, Steven, and Shelly worked endless hours. Truly the best lawyers around!"


Thank You Again, Jason, Shelly, Gail!

"Jason, Shelly, and Gail did an excellent job in my complicated farm divorce . The opposing councils tried multiple tricks and bulling but Jason Kohlmeyer wouldn’t allow such tactics. I absolutely would recommend them if your in a divorce situation. And they’re good personable people that takes a bad situation and puts your mind at ease while they deal with the ugly issues. Thank-you again, Jason, Shelly & Gail!"


"Big City" Quality with Small Town Values!

"Everyone will need a good lawyer sooner or later, and I for one am so thankful to have had Kohlmeyer-Hagen in my corner when I needed them. Outstanding service, professional approach, and tremendous results were what I expected (it is what I was paying for, after all). What I didn't expect was how Jason and Tom and the entire team really cared about me and my family on a personal level. Thanks a million guys."


Jason, Shelly and staff do SUPERB work!

"They are efficient, knowledgeable, caring, professional, and very enjoyable to work with! I would recommend Jason as an attorney without a doubt! He was great to work with, and he was able to get me the results I had wanted! Thank you for an excellent job done!"


Completely Satisfied with the Outcome of My Case.

"This law firm is very experienced, very effective, and yet very personable when interacting with me throughout my nerve-wracking legal process. I would hire the Kohlmeyer and Hagen Law Firm again without hesitation. And, I have since recommended them to several friends and acquaintances."


I Can't Thank Them Enough!

"I can’t speak highly enough of Mr. Kohlmeyer and his legal assistant Shelly. I felt like they gave my case the attention and time it needed, they were very responsive and honest with me the whole way through. I can’t thank them enough in getting me through one of the most difficult times of my life!"