Maintenance will take place on Friday, May 24, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. may be inaccessible during that period, but all applications will still be available.
Judge Jacob C. Allen


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Aug. 31, 2018. Current term expires January 2021.


  • J.D.: Graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, 2001
  • B.A., Business/Economics: Graduated cum laude from Wheaton College, IL, 1997


  • Managing Attorney, Third District Public Defender’s Office, 2017-2018
  • Partner, O’Brien & Wolf L.L.P., 2013-2017
  • Owner, Allen & Associates L.L.C.
  • Associate Attorney, Third District Public Defender’s Office, 2002-2007
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph F. Wieners, 2001-2002

Professional Memberships:

  • Olmsted County Bar Association Representative, Olmsted County Justice Council (OCJC) and subgroups
  • Steering Committee, Olmsted County Drug Court
  • Volunteer Attorney, Minnesota Isolation and Quarantine Defense Panel