Jeffrey L. Loftness
- Divorce & Family Law
- Custody & Parenting Time
- Child Support & Spousal Maintenance
- Fathers' Rights
- Domestic Abuse
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Criminal Defense
- Domestic Assault
- Drug Charges
- Aggravating Factors
- Felony DUI
- Implied Consent & Breath Test Refusal
- Ignition Interlock Device
- License Suspension & Revocation
I practice exclusively in the areas of family law and criminal defense, with a special focus on high-conflict cases. I have represented clients from a wide range of social, cultural and economic backgrounds, and my assistance has been sought in many complex procedural and jurisdictional issues. I often represent individuals with highly sensitive subject matters, the outcome of which may have an impact on that person’s teaching, childcare or gaming license. I consider professionalism and absolute confidentiality to be critically important with respect to my services.
As someone who was born and raised in Shakopee, I grew up in the Twin Cities area, and currently live with my wife and family in Prior Lake. In my free time outside the office, I enjoy hiking, landscape design, and water gardening.
I received my law degree from Hamline University School of Law and have been in private practice since 1996. While attending Hamline, I served as a writer, published author and Primary Editor of the Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy.
In the early years of my law practice, I dedicated some of my free time as a volunteer for the Minnesota Valley Humane Society, where I served on the Board of Directors. I have also spent time as a mentor for high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession.
I have volunteered as a lecturer for Parents Forever, a parent education course offered in Scott and Carver counties, in which I discussed and answered questions from parents about the laws pertaining to custody, parenting time, child support and the dynamics of raising children as divorced parents.
In addition to being an aggressive advocate, I also serve as a family court neutral, providing Early Neutral Evaluation, mediation and arbitration services to parties going through disputes regarding divorce, custody and parenting time, as well as child support, spousal maintenance, property division, and tax issues, with the objective of helping those individuals to reach a compromised settlement.
- Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Juris Doctor - 1996
- Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota
- B.S. - 1992