Jacqueline A. Dorsey, Partner
Family Law, Estates and Trusts, Real Estate, Business Law, and Mediation
“I am motivated to help people come to a place where they can say ‘Look at how my life has changed for the better.'”
Experienced. Knowledgeable. Responsive. These are words Jacqueline A. Dorsey values in her practice. But she also considers herself highly competitive. “We are competitive with Twin Cities firms. If I didn’t think we could provide high quality legal work, I wouldn’t be here,” she says.
Background and Achievements
Jacqui was recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as one of Minnesota’s “up and coming” lawyers in 2005. She’s versatile, handling trusts and estates matters (planning, probate, litigation), business transactions, and family law. Her versatility stems from her vast legal experience well before law school. Having graduated from the University of Southern California, she was a legal assistant and law clerk for 20 years in Beverly Hills, Seattle, Phoenix, the Twin Cities, and Northfield.
Jacqui has also lent her support to improving the quality of service provided by lawyers. She has trained law students in client counseling skills and was an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline College of Law teaching estates and trusts. She was appointed to a committee charged with studying the manner of selecting judges in Minnesota and continues to believe in the necessity of a fair and impartial judiciary.
She believes in giving back to the community through involvement and support to nonprofits. Jacqui is currently serving on the boards of GiveMN.org, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education and WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support). She previously served at The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations (10 years), Minnesota State Bar Foundation, Northfield Senior Citizen’s Center Endowment, and Defeat of Jesse James Days, among others.
Key Accomplishment: Selected as an “up and coming lawyer” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2005 from 6,000 lawyers in the state who had been in practice under six years.