About Us

Since our founding in 1973, we have provided exceptional legal advice. The professionals at Ward & Oehler have many years of experience in estate planning, probate, agricultural and business law, and real estate. We take great pride in meeting the legal needs of our rural and small town clients as well as our clients in Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, and surrounding communities. 

Our Attorneys

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William Oehler
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Margaret Cook
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Jason Wagner
 President, Attorney 
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Our Mission

We are lawyers and advisors who help families, farmers, and businesses with:


  • Estate planning and administration for every life stage, including wills, trust, and probate, and guardianship/conservatorship

  • Practical and caring counsel for long-term care, end of life, and medical assistance issues


  • Pragmatic advice for small and large businesses to get the deal done


  • Farm and business succession plans for long-term success


  • Buying, selling, and financing real estate and business opportunities


Our Vision

We are attorneys that serve our clients by advising and guiding them through the most crucial decisions they will make in their lives. Our lawyers will be the principal provider of practical and thoughtful legal services to our clients throughout all seasons of their lives.

    Our Values

    Our philosophy is that through exceptional service, personable staff, and pragmatic legal advice we better serve our clients. We seek long-term relationships with our clients and are committed to uphold these values in the delivery of legal services.

    Our Memberships

    Our attorneys are actively involved in the local community and proud members of a number of organizations, including:

    Ward & Oehler, Ltd. WealthCounsel Attorneys
    Rotary Clubs of Rochester Members

    Minnesota State Bar Association

    Olmsted County Bar Association

    Title Insurance Agents for:

    Ward & Oehler, Ltd. Real Estate Lawyers

    Rochester Estate Planning Council