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Why Choose Us?

Simply put, there is no substitute for experience.

Why Choose the Attorneys at Birkholz & Associates?

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

When you need an attorney for a matter that will profoundly affect your life and that of your family, you need to choose wisely. An attorney's services are more than an expense; they're an investment in your future and well-being.

At Birkholz & Associates, we are honored when our clients place their trust in us, and we are committed to repaying their trust with the quality legal services they need and deserve. Here are some of the many reasons clients choose to work with Birkholz & Associates, and to refer their family, friends, and colleagues to us.


Simply put, there is no substitute for experience. At Birkholz & Associates, we have fifty years combined experience in family law, criminal defense, estate planning and probate, real estate, and litigation: practice areas that deeply affect the lives of our clients. We know Minnesota law. We work with the Minnesota court system. We have handled thousands of cases and many, many trials. The legal system is often unfamiliar and bewildering to our clients. Our knowledge and experience allows us not only to serve as guides, but as highly effective advocates.


Most attorneys work to resolve disputes. But many attorneys lack the experience of trying cases. We are career litigators, well-practiced in the courtroom, including complex trials that have lasted multiple days and involved hundreds of exhibits.

Our skill as litigators makes us more effective as negotiators: we know what cases are worth and their likelihood of success at trial. And because our opponents know we won't hesitate to go to trial if that is what is best for our clients, we are able to garner settlement offers that are very favorable to our clients.


It's all very well to have an attorney who knows the law and is skilled at his job. But when you're in the midst of a life crisis, you have questions, and you need an attorney who will give you answers. At Birkholz & Associates, we never lose sight of WHY we do what we do—to make our clients' lives better. We pride ourselves on being responsive to clients and giving them the information they need not only to make decisions in their cases, but to have peace of mind.


Our roots in the communities of Mankato, St. James, and Westbrook Minnesota run decades deep. We understand the legal needs of Southern Minnesota families, businesses, and individuals, and we are committed to serving our friends and neighbors with the same care we would want for ourselves and our families.

To find out more about what Birkholz & Associates can do for you, and learn more about why our clients choose us, contact any of our Southern Minnesota law offices to schedule a free consultation.

Our Legal Practice Areas

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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

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

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