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I worked with attorney Michelle Olsen over the past 22 months to work through my criminal charges of Reckless driving, and then picking up multiple DUIs (3) over this course of time in Minnesota, plus an additional 2 DUI charges that were out of state. What I appreciated the most was her responsiveness. If she wasn’t in the office during my call, she would always call me back that same day, even if it was after hours. She was very thorough in explaining all of the details of my case, explaining the options, and answering all of my questions. She understood the complexity of my cases and all of the anxiety it caused me. Through all of these charges she fought hard, despite my alcohol relapses which caused more of a challenge in getting a favorable outcome, and adding additional stress arraignments and warrants. Most importantly, she continued to keep me up to date with all of the communication amongst multiple Minnesota prosecutor's from Blue Earth, Waseca, and Goodhue county. She also kept in communication with my other 2 attorney's from Colorado and Missouri, as well as my treatment counselor to ensure I was continuing to make progress with my recovery from alcohol. Michelle had to strategically plan the timing of these convictions to keep my sentencing to a minimum, and prevent DUIs from enhancing into a felong-level given I had priors. She fought hard throigh all of the court proceedings to ultimately protect my professional license. Michelle was supportive through all of this, good times and bad. She gained understanding for how all of the consequences (fines, jail, probation, driver's license, inerlock vehicle device, etc.) of my DUIs led me down a path of sobriety. The office staff at Birkholz Law was very helpful in assisting me during this journey, answering questions, and relaying information. During these 22 months, Michelle needed to have two of her collegues assist at court twice, both of which went favorably. Michelle communicated with them in advance to ensure continuity. On the civil penalties, Michelle also represented me in getting my vehicle back from 2 Minnesota counties where it was forfeited. My entire case was very complicated and in my belief has given Michelle unique experience within the multiple intricacies of Minnesota's DUI laws. I would not hesititate to hire her for any future criminal charges.
Quick in Reponse Time
Dan was very quick in responding to phone calls and answering questions and unknowns of the courts during COVID-19. Very reasonably priced.
Dan came recommended by other area attorneys. From the first call he was very understanding of the situation and took the time to explain the process and possible outcome even before I was a client. He then delivered the best possible outcome. One that I didn't think was possible. Thank you!
Great job. Overall answered my questions. Returned all called and emails the next day latest. Was usually same day.
They done a great job. I would refer them to my best friend.
Treated with respect, not just someone that can make a payment.
Everyone in their life at some point will need an attorney. How do you select an attorney? When you walk through the door of Birkholz & Associates, every quality you hoped for is already checked and guaranteed. Attorney Birkholz & office staff provide an atmosphere to make you confident without saying a word. When you visit the Birkholz & Associates, LLC, you are treated with respect, not just another client or someone that can make a payment. This is a law office that really cares about you as a person. They know and understand what type of circumstance you are going through. Mr. Birkholz and his staff are legal humanitarians. Awarded one of the best trial lawyers, you will understand why. Mr. Birkholz didn't earn that award through money, he earned it by viewing you as a human being that needs help. If you or someone you know is really in need of an attorney don't hesitate make an appointment. Law humanitarians are waiting for you.
One of the best attorneys I've ever worked with
Fight for you no matter what
Michelle Olsen is an amazing lawyer who will always look out for you. All her hard work and her time dedicated to us...thank you so much for helping us throughout our tough legal matter. I would definitely without any doubt recommend her to anyone who wants someone who looks for your best interest and will always fight for you no matter what.
Chris and Andrea Konakowitz
Very Honest Attorney
Mr. Birkholz was very willing to listen to my story. Although he was very willing to help, he also wanted me to be aware of other opportunities I should look into. He's a very honest attorney and I would recommend him to anyone. He's not just looking to make a quick buck like many other lawyers I've dealt with.
Michelle Olson was my Attorney for Child Custody Divorce and Criminal cases all at one time, she presented herself Amazing and had her facts down and truly cares about her clients and what they want and fights for them shes one of the best and I highly recommend her to take on any challenge/case. Thanks so much Birkholz Team you guys were amazing.
Very friendly. Bridget was always very hospitaliable when you enter the office. You all gave us the information we needed and kept us well informed. Thank you for everything.
Steve and Lyla Lee
Extremely friendly and empathetic
Birkholz was extremely friendly and empathetic. Gave me an understanding of the situation and fought for what was right in acorddance of the law. Answered my questions right away and made sure I felt comfortable. Would recommend to anyone.
Jake is a lawyer who don’t like taking no for an answer
From start to finish on my case Jake was upfront with my case and how the case may and should go through out the entire process. Jake was very knowledgeable with how to carry out my case throughout!!! Jake is a lawyer who don’t like taking no for an answer in court when he ask for something his client wants in the case!!! Thanks a million!!!
Lawrence Dean Steffl
Jacob did a great job handling my case quickly and efficiently. Costs were kept to a minimum because Jacob didn't waste any time. I've worked with one other lawyer in Mankato and there is absolutely no comparison.
Two thumbs up
Very pleased with the Birkholz Law team. Knowledgeable friendly people that got the job done at a fair price. Two thumbs up.
My wife of 29 years remarried me
Jacob told me to keep doing what's right and things will get better. I have and my wife of 29 years remarried me on 3/3/2019.
They understand! They get it! The best!!
Overall great people!! You can sense immediately they care!! Intelligent all around!! They understand! They get it! The best!!
I am very pleased with how my case was handled by the firm of Birkholz & Associates. Although the issue I needed to address was a very modest one, Taliesen Brrows, the attorney I dealt with, gave the subject a serious and thorough review. He took the time to fully delve into all the available information regarding the matter and develop and effective approach for resolving the problem. I appreciated how he not only dealt with the specific issue of my case but also took the time to gather all the ancillary facts associated with it in order to bring out the full potential of the legal grounds I had available in pursing my case.
I was able to make the right decision
I was struggling with a custody issue when I was referred to the firm. I was lost and confused about which direction to go or decision to make with the help of the firm I was confident again and my mind was clear and I was able to make the right decision which worked for my best interest and the minor. Thank you!!!
Friendly, knowledgeable, and aggressive
Friendly, knowledgeable, and aggressive. Thank you Jake!
Professional and knowledgeable
Very professional and knowledgeable attorney group
I had an amazing experience with all of the people who helped me get my life back! They were all very on top of it. I had the pleasure of working with Michelle Olsen and she was amazing! She was catching things the other side shouldn't of been doing and making sure I got the most out of everything! She knew just what to do and say to help me get through this. I would go back to her for anything I need and would advise anyone to go to them when they need something law wise.
I highly recommend Michelle Olsen. She demonstrated professionalism, empathy, and excellent legal advice. Working with her as a client was a breeze, she took all of the pressure from my situation off of my shoulders and handled my case until a resolution was made between both parties. She was exceptionally organized, did her research well, and followed-up promptly. On a side note, the staff at Birkholz & Associates were all very welcoming and handled my case with the highest level of professionalism. I highly recommend this law firm to anyone seeking legal services.
I worked with Michelle on a relative custody case. She was absolutely amazed and was always available when I had questions or needed some guidance. Thank you so much Michelle for helping our family!
Professional, curtious, willing to work with you
Michelle Olsen was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She is professional, curtious, willing to work with you on your individual needs. She has impeccable attention to detail and was concious of her spending her time appropriately. I would suggest Michelle for any of your legal needs! 7/5 stars!
Outstanding to work with
Jake and his team were absolutely outstanding to work with. They made our whole process easy and care free while assuring us and making us feel comfortable. They were willing to answer any questions we had at top priority and you could tell they worked hard to get the best possible outcome.
Mr. Jacob is a diligent worker on helping his client to seek Justice and the truth towards their situation. He was there for me when I needed to talk to someone since being from out-of-state I didn't have or know anyone. I was kept informed of how the case was going and what his plans were for helping me out of my situation. I can't thank them enough, the Birkholz and Associates firm in this matter.
Highly recommend Birkholz Law Firm
I was recently represented by Michelle O. . Michelle was very attentive & when I would phone my calls were returned promptly . Myself being unfamiliar with the courts, Michelle spoke in layman terms I could understand. As she worked with myself through the process the outcome was favorable. I would highly recommend Birkholz Law Firm.
Very professional and understanding
Jacob was very professional and understanding all at the same time. He helped me out in more than one way. I would highly recommend him to anymore needing lawyer. The lady's at the office that work with him are also great. Very fast at communicating back with changes.
Easy to work with and very knowledgeable
Staff are wonderful and Jacob keeps you informed every step of the way. Easy to work with and very knowledgeable of the ins and outs of the local politics and judicial system.
He is the best!!
I cannot say enough about the help I received regarding my situation. I would have no problem hiring Mr. Birkholz again. He is the best!!
Tough as nails, but also emotionally intelligent and compassionate
Michelle Olsen represented me in a family law case involving a long standing custody issue. She compassionately listened, but once adequate information was gathered, Michelle approached the situation from a strong legal perspective. We have a very unique family matter involving my recent move across state lines. My child's complex medical needs has added another challenging component to our dispute. This attorney is tough as nails, but also emotionally intelligent and compassionate toward all sides. I believe this counselor at Birkholz Law is worth every dollar spent, plus more. Michelle looked at our situation through the eyes of our child's best interests. Because both my ex husband and me want what is best for our child, trial could be avoided. On the day set for trial, the judge, along with the two attorneys, decided to hear our teenager's concerns in private conversation behind closed doors. When Michelle heard what our child wanted, she knew what type of custody agreement could potentially solve our case. With the assistance of our individual attorneys, private negotiations commenced in a conference room at the justice center. My ex husband and his wife listened to me, and I also tried to understand their position. In spite of a difficult past, we all tried to hear each other from the heart. Without Michelle, I am absolutely certain we couldn't have settled our case outside the courtroom. She skillfully directed our meeting, and we found a quick resolution to our case. The money saved from our expedited family agreement can now be put toward the needs of our child, rather than into an emotionally draining courtroom scene. If there was a rating scale of 10 stars, this law firm would receive such a rating. Each and every staff member, from the office personnel to the paralegals working under Michelle, are top notch. I am eternally grateful to this amazing young woman for the wisdom and insight she brought to our case to provide the best possible solution for our family.
If you want the best, call them.
This group of wonderful individuals worked tirelessly to ensure a successful outcome, one I was entirely pleased with. Let me put it this way, if you want the best.....call them.
Highly recommend this law firm.
Mr. Birkholz and his staff were extremely helpful. They listened to all our concerns and handled everything so efficiently and successfully. I highly recommend this law firm.
5 star rating
Working with Jake and his associates has been nothing but a 5 star rating. Everyone at the office was very helpful with my situation. If I need a lawyer in the future, I know where to go!
5 star lawyer.
Jacob/Jake Birkholz represented me at the highest level of excellence. I felt a lot of relief & confidence in Jake. He is truly a 5 star lawyer. Highly recommend
The people at Birkholz law were truly amazing. They took on my case and fought hard, and got me a deal that I didn't think was even remotely possible. If I ever need a lawyer again (god forbid) they will be the first people I call.
Could not have asked for more
I could not have asked for more other than wishing the whole thing didn't happen. It was a great injustice and a mockery of how a law enforcement officer should act and Mr. Jacob Birkholz and associates proved that there can be justice in America and also has proven to me that even tho your constitutional rights may be violated, they can still be protected. Without Birkholz & associates I surely would have ended up a victim of the machine called the judicial system.
Trustworth and efficient
Trustworthy and efficient during a difficult time.
Punctual, curteous, and knowledgeable
They were very punctual and courteous! They also were very knowledgeable!
Kyle Van Ruler
Worth every dime
love it... they are great attorneys...worth every dime
They don't mess around
Worked on a case with my fiance against her ex. I can tell you that she won both cases. You don't want to go up against these guys in court. They don't mess around. You want them on your side for the win. Highly recommended if you are in the Mankato, Minnesota area.
Very competent/intelligent people
Jake is an outstanding lawyer who, regardless of the circumstances, takes the time to listen to your own specific needs to come up with a plan to get the most beneficial results regarding your legal concerns. He makes sure you have a legal understanding of whatever the situation. The line of communication going through his office is efficient. Bridgette makes sure pertinent information is relayed to Jake and he communicates back very quickly. If I were to ever move from this area, I would definitely reach out to Jake for future legal concerns. The trust/competence factor with Jake would far outweigh the geographical convenience of a different lawyer. Very competent/intelligent people like Jake can be hard to find.
Personable and easy to talk to
Jake was fantastic! He is skilled at what he does, he understands the legal process, kept me well informed, and is very personable and easy to talk to.
Always willing to help
My experience with Birkholz & Associates was positive. I worked with members of the office over a few months, and they were always willing to help. It is an environment that emphasizes customer service and professionalism.
Jacob was very approachable. He listened to our story and he was able to help me and my famliy with our case. He kept in constant contact with me and let me know where we are in the case. We ended up winning our case because of all the evidence that was produced on our behalf. I would recommend him and his team to anyone. I am very satisfied with our results.
It was like being able to breathe again
Our son was accused of something he did not do, we started out with a court appointed attorney and soon found he believed my son was guilty. We contacted Birkholz Law office and it was like being able to breath again!! They assumed my son was innocent until proven guilty, they took the time to interview witnesses and stayed in contact with us through the entire process. We can't say enough about the hard work and great results!!
Wish I would have came to them sooner
Jake was a great attorney for me. He worked hard on my case and helped me with every step of the way on my dwi case. I only wish I would of came to them sooner. I've recommended Jake and his offices to everyone I know that has legal issues and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They helped me to receive the results that I wanted and thought was fair. Great office to work with overall. Can't thank them enough.
Fights for you
Great team of lawyers to deal with. Jake knows his stuff and fights for you every step of the way.
Honest, sincere, helpful and diligent
Jake and his assistants were honest, sincere, helpful and diligent. Going through a divorce is a traumatic process and the team at Birkholz Law was supportive and engaged. Jake was realistic in his projections and expectations regarding the time frame of my case and worked very hard to help me wrap things up as quickly and affordably as possible. My experience with Jake and the team at Birkholz Law was a very positive one.
Jake is an experienced and assertive attorney, he is efficient and understands time is money, he doesn't intend on wasting either. Expect fast responses. I hired him for a parenting time and contempt of court case and we won both! I am 100% pleased with the results and will continue working with him for future legal matters. His associates, Michlle, is equally caring, dedicated and thorough. Her attention to detail is impeccable, she picked up on things I would have otherwise missed and was there to answer any questions I had, even late into the evenings. Bridget answers the phone in a timely fashion, is kind and helpful and manages communication well - I live in the Twin Cities but they made it as seamless as possible to avoid added expenses of traveling to Mankato. The entire team is great, I highly recommend Birkholz & Associates, LLC. EDIT: Forward to May 2019: I hired Jake again. He drove up to Minneapolis for my ocurt hearing for an OFP and won in Hennepin County. I'll hire him again in a heartbeat.
They helped me thru a tough situation
They helped me thru a tough situation, explained everything along the way, and were VERY patient with me. The case involved a Contested Family Law matter, and the outcome was not likely to be in my favor; but, they explained a lot of things to me and gave me the options and most likely successful strategy. Things turned out very good for me, somewhat because of Mr. Birkholz's advice, somewhat because of good luck/fortune/destiny. In either case, he was there to represent me in the Legal matters, and that is all I could ask.
Personable, knowledgeable, and reliable
Jake AND HIS STAFF are fabulous. Personable, knowledgeable & reliable. Great communication. Was satisfied. Would use again - but hope I never need to. No offense. Haha
Easy to talk to and great to work with
Jake did an incredible job representing me. He's very easy to talk to and great to work with. The team he's assembled is very friendly and responsive as well. I've actually referred Jake to several people, including my friends and family.
Made us feel like family
I am so glad that we have Jake and the entire team at Birkholz & Associates on our side. Jake has made us feel like family, not just another case. Jake is very professional, compassionate and committed to all of his clients.
100% stand up people!
100% stand up people! I was never once disappointed with any of there advice I would suggest to anyone! My divorce was 100% pain in the butt from the drop of the hat, i wanted to just give up myself at times but with jake and his awesome staff backing me up we came out great in the end I couldn't have been more happy with the end results and them receptionists let me tell you they will make you feel right at home when you walk threw the door!
Friendly, thorough, and easy to work with
Jacob and his staff are very friendly and thorough I am very pleased with their services they are very easy work with I would recommend them to anyone
Excellent repsonse and service
Excellent response and service
Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly
Jacob and his staff are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, they are easy to work with.
Great attorneys that work for you
Great attorneys that work for you and not just about making money. They take the time to help you build a case to make sure you are going to when and let you know if they don't think that you have a strong enough case.
January 17, 2020
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.
He treated me like I was his most important case...
I received a referral from my brother-in-law. He said Jake was beyond competent. He was able to get his charges dismissed. He said to see him first before anyone else for my DWI. I was, am, and always will be satisfied with the work that Jake did for me. From the beginning to the end he went beyond the call of duty on my case. Thou I was found guilty, the consequences were minimal, all directly due to Jake and his staff. I always had his ear. He made me feel like I was his most important case, both in court and outside of it. I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job! He is smart, knowledgeable, and willing to fight for his clients throughout the journey of the trial!
We were given a fair trial...
We were given a fair trial and given a break towards fines and penalties. Jacob is knowledgable with his law practice.
Jake is professional and knowledgeable...
Jake was referred to me by another attorney. Jake specialized in what I needed to be done more so than the first attorney I had talked to. Jake helped restore my firearm rights. Very happy with the result of his work. Thanks again, Jake! Jake is professional and knowledgable, easy to talk to and will work hard to win your case.
Jason R. Ling
He isn't afraid of the Judge or...
I didn't think I would get my divorce ... so soon. I did. And won my case. He would always tell me don't worry you will get your share. And I did. He isn't afraid of the Judge or other lawyers. Fights for your rights.
A great attorney, an excellent staff...
A great attorney, an excellent staff. They were responsive and very friendly. Honest and helpful. I would recommend them 100%.
I can't recommend Jake highly enough...
I can't recommend Jake highly enough. My first impression was that he was a very good listener and for the length of time I retained his services, I was impressed by this over and over. Also, he is very easy to get a hold of and responds to requests very quickly. I felt that he was knowledgeable and that he gave me good options regarding the best course of action. Jake is honest, affordable, practical, and realistic. These are qualities that helped me tremendously throughout my divorce process.
Jacob Birkholz is intelligent, thorough...
I chose Birkholz Law because of his webpage stating that he worked for men's rights in divorces involving custody disputes. When I first called Jake, we spoke for about 30 minutes. He gave me this time and his advice without charge or any pressure to come to his office or become his client. Because of this Jake became my attorney. Since that time Jake has always tried to limit hours of service while being very efficient with the time I do need. Jacob Birkholz is intelligent, thorough, resourceful, prepared, supportive, honest, and respectful. For these reasons I have chosen to stay with Jake and would happily recommend him to anyone having their custody challenged. I know I have been an excellent father, but Jake helped me prove that and maintain custody of my kids during the most challenging time of my life.
I am glad I had him help me...
Jacob made all the hard parts not so hard to deal with. I am glad I had him help me with my case.
Jake and his team were excellent to work with...
I worked with Birkholz Law to take care of two matters. Jake and his team were excellent to work with. He explained everything well and saw the case through to the end. Jake and his team worked to get the results I needed and help get my life back on track. I would highly recommend anyone needing legal assistance to choose Birkholz Law Offices.
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.
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.
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