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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