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Ward & Oehler, Ltd. has been nominated as Best Law Firm and Attorney Jason Wagner has been nominated to Best Lawyer for the Post-Bulletin Best of the Best 2020. Voting will run from October 12- October 26, 2020, and can be done here:

Wagner Selected to Risers Stars List


Attorney Jason Wagner has been selected to the 2020 Minnesota Rising Stars list! Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

Jason's Profile.

Office in Red Wing Opened


We are now meeting clients in Red Wing! We have an office space at the Red Wing Ignite building located at 419 Bush Street in Red Wing. Attorney Margaret Cook will be primarily meeting with clients in Red Wing. Give us a call to learn more!

We're Moving!

As of January 10, 2020, our Rochester office will be located at 1801 Greenview Drive SW, Suite 102, Rochester, MN 55902. Our St. Charles office and office hours will remain unchanged. 

It's a Girl!

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Alyssa K. Jerde gave birth to Elenora Taylor Jerde on December 20, 2019. Congratulations Alyssa and Calvin!

Jason Wagner Profiled in Dairy Star: When should families develop a transition plan?


Jason Wagner was recently profiled in Dairy Star on family farm transition planning. You can read the article by clicking here.

Ward & Oehler Featured in Best of Rochester 2019 Profile Series


We are featured in this week's edition of the Post-Bulletin/507 Magazine's "2019 Best of Rochester" profile series. You can read it here:

May 13, 2019

Alyssa Jerde was recognized with the 2019 New Volunteer Award by Legal Assistance of Olmsted County for her volunteer work with LAOC and pro bono legal representation of low-income individuals in Olmsted County. Way to go, Alyssa!

See us at the Farm Show!


We will again have a booth at the AgriNews Farm Show on March 12 and 13. The Farm Show is a free event open to the public, and is held at the Graham Arena. Stop by and say hi!

Maggie Cook Joins Law Firm


Margaret Cook has joined the law firm as an Associate Attorney. Maggie has several years of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship/conservatorship, and elder law. Welcome aboard, Maggie! 

Learn more about Maggie in her Q&A.


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