Gregory V. Smith
MSBA Certified Real Property Specialist
Gregory V. Smith has more than 40 years of legal experience and currently focuses on handling real estate, estate planning and probate, and business associations. Mr. Smith has been certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and has more than 40 years of experience handling real estate matters. In addition to being an experienced litigator, he also possesses a wealth of experience in resolving disputes through mediation. Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas and his Juris Doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota and before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. He is a member of the 18th Judicial District Ethics Committee and is a past president of the 18th District of the Minnesota State Bar. Mr. Smith is actively involved in the local community and has been a member of the Volunteer Attorney Program for nearly four decades.
Gerald S. Paulson
Former County Attorney, Licensed Peace Officer
Gerald S. Paulson possesses nearly 25 years of legal experience and focuses his practice on criminal law and traffic violations defense, family law, general litigation, and resolution through mediation. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorheadand his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of North Dakota School Of Law. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota and before the United States District Courts for the Districts of Minnesota and North Dakota. Before joining Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Associates, PLC, Mr. Paulson was a licensed Peace Officer and County Attorney in Minnesota. He is rostered as a neutral under Minnesota’s court rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Patrick M. O’Donnell
MSBA Certified Labor & Employment Specialist
Patrick M. O’Donnell possesses more than 20 years of legal experience and currently focuses on civil litigation matters, including employment and labor law, business associations, and collections. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law. Before attending law school, Mr. O’Donnell served as a Third-Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Texas, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the Courts of Appeal for Fifth and Eighth Circuits. In addition to his legal expertise, Mr. O’Donnell is passionate about community involvement. He is a Board Member of Central Minnesota Legal Services, a former president and current STRIVE program student mentor for the Monticello Rotary Club, a former Treasurer of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, and a former President of the Wright County Area United Way.
Jacob T. Erickson
Jacob T. Erickson. Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer.
Jacob T. Erickson has nearly a decade of trial experience as a lawyer in Minnesota. He currently focuses on family law representation, and assists his clients with appeals, dissolutions, child custody, spousal support, child support, third party custody, child protection, and order for protection matters. Mr. Erickson was identified as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and was acknowledged as a Top Young Attorney by Super Lawyers two years in a row. Mr. Erickson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Erickson is a former city prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in the Federal District Court for the State of Minnesota.