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Jeremy L. Clinefelter

Jeremy L. Clinefelter

Jeremy L. Clinefelter joined the Donnelly Law Office in 2016 after thirteen highly successful years with the Mower Country Attorney’s Office, where he was the lead Criminal Assistant County Attorney. 

Mr. Clinefelter has handled hundreds of juvenile delinquency, child protection, and misdemeanor criminal cases during his time as an assistant county attorney.  Before joining the Donnelly Law Office, Mr. Clinefelter was the lead trial attorney in the Mower County Attorney’s Office where he handled the office’s most serious and complex felony cases.  Mr. Clinefelter tried over thirty-five felony cases and nearly forty jury trials during his career as a prosecutor for the State of Minnesota.

In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Clinefelter is also an accomplished appellate attorney.  He trained as a law clerk with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office Appellate Division, was the primary appellate attorney for the Mover Country Attorney’s Office for thirteen years, and is a past member of the Minnesota Country Attorney’s Association Appellate Committee.  Mr. Clinefelter has handled over fifty appeals in the State of Minnesota, advocating in both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Mr. Clinefelter graduated from Hamline University of Law in 2002, where he received several honors for moot court and advocacy skills.  While at Hamline, Mr. Clinefelter interned for the Honorable Donovan W. Frank, Judge of United States District Court, District of Minnesota; interned with the United States Attorney’s office, District of Minnesota; clerked for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office; and clerked for the Minnesota Senate.

Mr. Clinefelter is active in the Austin community.  He is president of the Board of Directors for the Parenting Resource Center, Inc., a local non-profit; a member and graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program; a member of the Seibel Center Visitation and Exchange Center Consortium; the past President of the Mower County Law Library Board; a past award recipient of the Austin Human Rights Commission; and a coach for the Austin Youth Soccer Association.

Areas of practice

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Child Protection
  • Guardian/Conservatorship
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Appellate Practice

Admitted to practice

  • State of Minnesota
  • United Stated States District Court
  • District of Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association