Mankato:  (507) 387-2100St. James:  (507) 375-3374
Westbrook:  (507) 274-6501

Protecting Your Freedom, Rights, And Family.

Serving Southern Minnesota for Over 50 Years

Birkholz & Associates, LLC - Southern Minnesota Lawyers

“He isn't afraid of the Judge or other lawyers. Fights for your rights.” - Irma Vasquez

Birkholz & Associates, LLC is a private law firm serving the legal needs of the residents of St. James, Mankato, Westbrook, and Southern Minnesota. Our attorneys have 50 years' combined experience in divorce and family law, estate planning and probate, real estate, criminal defense, and civil litigation.

Our practice is dedicated to protecting the rights and resources of our clients, and helping them achieve the future they want for themselves and their families. Everything we do, from the initial meeting with a client to appearing at trial on their behalf, is focused on that goal. We understand that when you have a legal concern, you have a lot of questions. We take pride in being responsive and proactive—answering not only the questions you have, but giving you answers to the questions you might not know that you should be asking. We are your counselors, guides, and fierce advocates through the often complex legal system.

Birkholz & Associates is committed to resolving legal matters as effectively and efficiently as possible, and as experienced litigators with a strong courtroom record, we are prepared to advocate for our clients all the way to trial if necessary. We invite you to contact Birkholz & Associates to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you.

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Divorce & Family Law

The Mankato and St. James attorneys of Birkholz & Associates represent clients in divorce, child custody, support, and other Minnesota family law matters.

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Criminal Defense

The only thing standing between you and an unjust result in your criminal case is your defense attorney. Experience matters; don't risk your future.

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Estate Planning & Probate

The Mankato and St. James attorneys of Birkholz & Associates represent clients in estate planning and Minnesota probate administration matters.

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What our clients say about us...

Eternally Grateful

Eternally Grateful

Jake performed eloquently on a case that was destined to tear our close family apart. He led us professionally through a 2 year battle and the complicated maze of the criminal justice system in Minnesota. The results were that our Brother was completely acquitted of all three counts against him. Jake lifted the tremendous burden of these charges off of our shoulders. We will be eternally grateful to him and his family for all the extra, extra hours he spent with us, which I have no doubt, took valuable time away from his family. Thank you Jake for choosing to be an attorney.
Jane C.
My case was won, great communication...

My case was won, great communication...

I wanted a young lawyer who was ambitious. My case was won, communication was great, background and knowledge of my case was very well done, and was presented very professionally. I have referred clients to Jake and told them that he was very professional and well prepared.
William Menssen
Jacob was top notch, not only did we win...

Jacob was top notch, not only did we win...

Jacob was top notch. I found his law firm through a simple google search, and I would have to say I really lucked out. He did a GREAT job of outlining what information I would need to bring to the table in order for him to assist me to his fullest ability. Once we got that ball rolling, he made sure that all the legal "ducks" were in a row. Not only did we win this case, but it was also a much better experience overall than I was expecting to encounter.
B.B.