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Jennifer Mortel

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Probate and Trust Administration


Jennifer Mortel focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration. Jennifer endeavors to partner with families to secure their future goals through wills, trusts and other appropriate estate planning. She is a compassionate counselor who helps grieving family members find their way through the probate and trust administration process after the death of a loved one. Jennifer also has extensive experience negotiating top-dollar settlements, as well as handling cases through litigation.

Jennifer was a partner at the law firm of Bowden Cyr Mortel, PLLC from 2009-2013 prior to founding Mortel Law, PLLC and represented clients in the area of estate planning. Jennifer also previously served as Assistant Vice-President and head of the Personal Trust Division at Union Bank & Trust where she was responsible for the administration of all personal trusts, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, testamentary trusts and charitable trusts, as well as probate estates. She is a 2002 honors graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Jennifer also served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has been an Adjunct Representation Professor at William Mitchell College of Law.

Jennifer was named a Super Lawyer in 2022 and 2021, which is an honor received by no more than 5% of the lawyers in Minnesota each year. She was also named a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2017, 2013, and 2012. (Only 2.5% of all attorneys practicing less than 10 years or under the age of 40 years receive the Rising Star honor)


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Doctorate of Jurisprudence - 2002
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Founder’s Scholarship
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: CALI Award of Excellence in Property I
    • Honors: CALI Award of Excellence in Real Estate Seminar
    • Honors: Burton Brief Award Nominee
  • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1999
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Academic Distinction Award
    • Honors: Phi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Vice-President
    • Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
    • Honors: Finalist for the Karl Anderson Scholarship Award
    • Honors: UW-Eau Claire Student Leadership Award Nominee
    • Honors: Pre-Law Club, Treasurer
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Legal Studies Track

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2002
  • Wisconsin, 2003


  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2021 - 2022
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2013, 2017
  • Inclusion in the annual list of Top Women Lawyers in Minnesota, Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2018, 2021, 2022

Classes & Seminars

  • Presenter for National Business Institute CLE: The Probate Process from Start to Finish – Taking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court (2017)
  • Presenter for Washington County Law Library Seminars: Estate Planning, Wills and Power of Attorney (January 2012 and June 2012)
  • Presenter for National Business Institute CLE: Estate Administration – Being Thorough To Close The Estate Without A Hitch And Common Issues To Be Prepared For In Probate Litigation (2011)
  • Seminar: Plan For The Future. How An Estate Plan Helps Put You In Control (2010)
  • Seminar: No-Fault – Handling Insurance “Investigations” (2010)
  • Guest Lecturer for the Minnesota Association for Justice CLE: Arbitration Procedure Issues & Strategies (2008)
  • Adjunct Representation Professor at William Mitchell College of Law (2012-2013)

Past Positions

  • Union Bank & Trust, Minneapolis, MN, Asst Vice-President, 2013 to 2014
  • Bowden Cyr Mortel, PLLC, St. Paul, MN, Partner, 2009 to 2013
  • Mortel Law Firm, PLLC, Woodbury, MN, 2008 to 2009
  • Crabtree Law Firm, P.A., Stillwater, MN, Attorney, 2000 to 2008
  • Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Minneapolis, MN, Summer Associate, 2001

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association