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Meet The Staff!

Practice Areas:

Criminal Law


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.

Practice Areas:

Family Law


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

Practice Areas:

Criminal Law


Taylor was raised in a military family and has lived in various parts of the world. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls before enlisting in the United States Air Force Reserves following graduation.

After his time in the military, Taylor entered into the legal field and worked for several years as a paralegal and court clerk. He eventually became a criminal paralegal with Kohlmeyer Hagen and joined the firm in 2022.

When not working, Taylor enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son, and pursuing outdoor activities such as hunting and physical fitness. Fun fact despite living in Misawa, Japan for six year, Taylor does not speak fluent Japanese

Practice Areas:

Family Law
Criminal Law


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.


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.


Greetings, I am Francis Otaigbe, an experienced Legal Intake Specialist with a passion for providing excellent service to prospective clients. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Marketing from Southwest Minnesota State University. My academic knowledge coupled with my  expertise in screening and managing claims have helped me make significant contributions to my current firm.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. As a devout Christian, I find immense joy in serving and worshiping Christ. In my free time, I like to hit the gym or play basketball to release stress and stay fit.
As a Legal Intake Specialist, I understand the importance of first impressions and the impact it has on clients. Therefore, I always strive to make each interaction with clients a positive one. My dedication to screening claims allows attorneys and other members of the team to focus on their cases, ultimately improving the productivity of the firm.
I am passionate about helping clients overcome legal challenges and provide them with the best possible service. I believe my skills and experience would be a valuable asset to any legal team.

Client Testimonials

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Excellent Reviews

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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!"