Jason Kohlmeyer Attorney

Jason Kohlmeyer

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 ten years Kohlmeyer Hagen has become one of the busiest Family and criminal defense firms in Southern Minnesota.

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 motorcyling 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 and is 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.

practice areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce | Dissolution
  • Prenuptial | Postnuptial
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Parenting Time


Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

J.D. 2000

bar admissions

Minnesota – 2000
U.S. Supreme Court – 2004


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!
- M.C.

awards and recognitions

U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm”
Tier – 2 Minneapolis
2018, 2019

Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
2018, 2019

Super Lawyers
Award limited to no more than 5% of Minnesota Attorneys
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Super Lawyers – Rising Star
Award limited to no more than 2.5% of Minnesota Attorneys under 40
’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12

Top 10 Up and Coming Lawyers
Minnesota Lawyer Newspaper

Star of the Quarter
American Bar Association’s-YLD 

One of 10 “up and coming lawyers” by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine

Top 1% Attorney
National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Advocate Grade
Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Life Fellow Status
American Bar Foundation

Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers

Rated  10/10
avvo.com – an independent lawyer ranking organization

NITA Trial Advocacy College

Silver Key for Service
American Bar Association – YLD

Past Fellow – Family Law Section
American Bar Association

Top 10 Attorney
2013, 2015


  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association-YLD Family Law Committee, Chair, 2003 – 2004
  • Minnesota State Bar Association-New Lawyer Section, Chair, 2003 – 2004
  • MN State Bar Court Rules Committee, Member, 2001 –2004
  • 6th District New Lawyer Section, Founding Chair, 2002
  • 6th District Bar Association, President, 2004-2005

Seminars taught

  • Family Law Institute, St. Paul, MN
  • New Lawyer Experience, Minneapolis, MN
  • Solo Small Firm Conference, Duluth, MN
  • 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

Published works

  • 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 September, 2003
  • After the Trial, American Association For Justice, 2005
  • Making the Uncivil Divorce Civil, MN State Bar Assoc., 2006