David W. Jacobsen

DWJE-mail: david@hjjlaw.com
Northfield office:  (507) 786.9090
Kenyon office: (507) 786.9090
Mobile: (612) 481.0336
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Born and raised in Southern Minnesota, David W. Jacobsen graduated from Kenyon-Wanamingo High School in 2002.  David attended the University of Minnesota where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology—Law, Crime, & Deviance in 2006.

David attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.  While attending law school, he gained valuable work experience.  He worked as a law clerk for a small private firm with a focus on practicing tribal law.  David also worked as a student certified attorney in the criminal division of the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.

At William Mitchell, he participated in the AAJ (formerly ATLA) Trial Team, served as an officer/member of the Real Estate Law Society, and the Native American Law Student Association.  He received a CALI award for the highest grade in Advanced Trial Advocacy and made the Dean’s List.

After law school, David returned to his hometown of Kenyon and founded his own law practice, the Law Office of David W. Jacobsen, LLC.  The firm was a true solo, true general practice firm that handled cases across a variety of practice areas including:  family law, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, real estate, tribal law, & business/commercial law.

David W. Jacobsen is a founding Attorney/Shareholder at Hero, Jorstad, & Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A. and practices in the areas of estate planning, real estate, probate, business and agribusiness planning, criminal defense, and municipal law.


David lives in Northfield with his wife Mariah, son Rory and twin daughters Reese and Quinn.  He is an avid sports fan and likes following the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Minnesota Twins.  He also enjoys golfing, camping, fishing, and traveling.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006
    –     Major:  Sociology—Law, Crime, Deviance
    –     Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota (2009)
  • Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court (2009)

Legal Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • First District Bar Association
  • Rice County Bar Association

Activities/Community Involvement

  • Challenges to the Practice of Law Task Force, MSBA, Minneapolis
  • A.F. & A.M., Oriental Lodge #34, Cannon Falls
  • Osman Shriners, Saint Paul
  • Northfield Enterprise Center, Northfield
  • Northfield Montessori, Northfield
  • Northfield Sertoma, Northfield
  • Kenyon Area Business Association, Kenyon