Patrick K. Costello, Attorney at Law

PATRICK K. COSTELLO, born Lakefield, Minnesota, August 22, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977 Iowa, Nebraska and U.S. District Court of Nebraska; 1978 Minnesota; 1979 U.S. Tax Court; 1981 U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 1982 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa and U.S Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; 1994 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Education: Hamline University (B.A. 1974); Creighton University (J.D. 1977). Employment: Muir, Lundblad, Meyer, Storey & Simons, 1977, Partner 1979, now Costello, Carlson & Butzon, LLP. Author: "Impact of Recapture in Deciding to Use I.R.C. Section 2032A" Section of Taxation, American Bar Association. Member: American Bar Association (Vice-Chair of the Animal Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2004-2009; Business Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section, 2014-2015), Minnesota State Bar Association (Board of Governors, now Governing Council, 1993-1994, 2003-2008, 2012-2013, 2018-2020; Chair, Outstate Practice Section, 1992-1993, 2009-2010; Chair, Agricultural Law Section, 2002-2004; Lawyer Advertising Committee, 1991-1992; Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Committee, 2001-2003; Legal Education and Law School Admissions Committee, 2004; Judiciary Committee, 2007-2010; Member of Sections on: Agricultural Law; Animal Law; Business Law; Elder Law; Immigration Law; Outstate Practice; Probate and Trust Law; Real Property Law); Seventeenth Judicial District Bar Association (President 1992-1993, 2004-2005; Chair, Fee Arbitration Panel, 1996-present); Iowa State Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association. Professional Activities and Affiliations: American Agricultural Law Association, Board of Directors, 2007-2010, President, 2014; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; American Veterinary Medical Law Association; Minnesota Fifth Judicial Court Referee; Jackson County Law Library Trustee, 1993-present; Lakefield City Attorney; Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Minnesota State Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2012-present; Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association; Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 Minnesota Rules of General Practice; Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Volunteer lawyer, Campaign for Legal Aid Committee. CONCENTRATION: Probate and Trust Law, Agricultural Law, Taxation, Business and Banking Law, Commercial Law. AWARDS: American Agricultural Law Association, Excellence in Agricultural Law, 2010, Distinguished Service Award, 2019; Minnesota State Bar Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019; Minnesota Lawyer Outstanding Service to the Profession Award, 2018; Southwest Initiative Foundation Award, 2016.

FIRM PROFILE: Patrick K. Costello, Attorney at Law, is engaged in the general practice of law in Jackson County, Minnesota. He has the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. His office is at 310 Main Street, Lakefield, 56150.

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