Jacob J. Thomason (“Jake”) provides passionate and creative representation to his clients. Jake focuses his practice on criminal defense, domestic abuse, harassment, and family law.
For nearly a decade Jake has focused his practice on criminal law, with the past seven years spent as a prosecutor at the Otter Tail County Attorney’s Office. During that time, Jake prosecuted more than 1,000 criminal matters and successfully handled more than 25 jury trials, ranging from simple traffic matters to DWIs, drug possession, domestic assault, financial crimes, serious assaults, and drug trafficking. This unique insider perspective gives Jake a powerful advantage while defending clients charged with crimes. He was also a board member of Otter Tail County Drug and DWI Courts where he contributed in meaningful ways to the courts, the participants, and positive outcomes for those with chemical addiction issues.
Jake received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Always seeking to be a trial attorney, Jake honed his trial skills early on by both participating in and coaching mock trial teams that competed in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Jake also gathered real courtroom experience prosecuting for two and a half years, under student practice rules, as a felony Sentencing Law Clerk with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Following law school, Jake worked at the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as a contract attorney in the Juvenile Division as well as the Child Protection Division.
In his personal life, Jake loves spending time with his family and is a life-long Vikings fan. Jake also enjoys snowboarding, target shooting, and following auto racing including the Formula 1 series.
In keeping with the “Aggressive, Strategic, Compassionate” mission statement of Cadem Law Group, Jake has the training and experience to cut to the heart of your legal matter and achieve outstanding results.