Partner | Founder
A native of Northwest Minnesota, Jason Kohlmeyer has known the value of hard work from a young age.
Spending summers on his uncle’s farm he learned the benefit of getting the job done right. Jason joined the Army Reserve while still in high school and became an Army Intelligence Analyst after high school, working his way through Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
After college Jason became a Social Studies teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota, he realized he wanted to help solve people’s problems and he began to pursue his dream of becoming an attorney, Jason graduated from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul Minnesota in 2000.
After clerking at the Dakota County Attorney’s Office and seeing first-hand how people need individualized attention and interaction with attorneys who truly care, he went to work in the private sector. When he became an attorney in 2000, he knew he wanted to improve the client experience. Working with one of the preeminent trial firms in Southern Minnesota for nearly a decade he then decided to do things a little differently and started his own firm in 2008. In a little more than 10 years, Kohlmeyer Hagen has become one of the busiest Family and criminal defense firms in Southern Minnesota.
Hamline University School of
Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota - 2000, U.S.
Supreme Court - 2004
Jason focuses his law practice in the area of Family Law.
Having been helping people in both family law and personal injury since 2000 his family law practice focuses on divorce, spousal support, child custody & farm divorces.
Jason has spoken internationally on family law issues with the American Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.
Jason also represents people seeking compensation after being hurt in Southern Minnesota, whether by a car accident, slip and fall, or dog bites. An experienced and dedicated trial lawyer, Jason has received a $1.1M verdict on behalf of an injured client as well as many 6 figure settlements to compensate his injured clients. He believes strongly in helping receive justice for his clients.
Jason now lives in Mankato, with his wife and children. He enjoys ADV motorcycling and has tackled the Himilayas twice on a Royal Enfield, the Northern highlands of Vietnam on a Honda and the Greek isles on a Yamaha not to mention the great planes of Minnesota on a restored Ducati all while still working on learning Spanish. Jason also became a published author completing his first book. “The Divorce Survival Guide: Getting Divorced in Minnesota” for sale in both print and kindle edition on Amazon.com.
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!"
Awards & Recognitions
Tier – 2 Minneapolis
Avvo.com – an independent lawyer ranking organization
Minnesota Lawyer Newspaper
Award limited to no more than 5% of Minnesota Attorneys
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
American Bar Foundation
National Trial Lawyers
- Minnesota Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- MN State Bar Court Rules Committee, Member 2001 – 2004
- 6th District Bar Association, President 2004-2005
- Family Law Institute, St. Paul, MN 2003-2017, 2020
- New Lawyer Experience, Minneapolis, MN 2005-2015
- Solo Small Firm Conference, Duluth, MN 2011-2019
- AAJ Annual Meeting, 2004 Boston, MA
- AAJ Annual Meeting, 2005 Toronto, ON
- ABA Annual Family Law Meeting. 2007, San Diego, CA
- ABA Mid-Year Meeting, 2006, Chicago, IL
- Mid-Year Meeting, 2004, Salt Lake City, UT
- Mid-Year Meeting, 2003, Nashville, TN
- A Brief Summary of MN DWI Law, Minnesota Trial Lawyer’s Magazine, 2002
- Winning Criminal Defense Tips, ABA GP Solo New Lawyer, V. 1, No. 4 Sep, 2003
- After the Trial, American Association For Justice, 2005
- Making the Uncivil Divorce Civil, MN State Bar Assoc., 2006