Jacob (Jake) Sherlock brings a unique judicial perspective to the firm, having served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Larry M. Collins in the Waseca County District Court, Waseca, Minnesota for over a year. Jake joined the firm’s general litigation department in 2016 and represents clients in a wide array of litigation-related matters, including plaintiff’s litigation and litigation defense. Jake’s specific litigation practice areas include personal injury,  business litigation, administrative law and litigation, insurance law, mechanic’s liens, and criminal defense. Jake also includes business law and estate planning as part of his practice.

Jake’s experience in the court system is a valuable asset used to help clients navigate through the intricacies of the legal process. Jake’s calm and easy-going personality helps put clients at ease during potentially difficult situations. Jake strives to advocate for his clients both effectively and efficiently. Jake is a 2014 cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. While attending law school, Jake worked as a law clerk for a well-known civil litigation firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jake also served as the research assistant for Professors Kenneth Port and Anthony Winer, and served as a staff member for Cybaris®, William Mitchell’s Intellectual Property Law Review.

Jake Sherlock

Practice Areas

Business Commercial Financial
Estate Planning
Criminal Law
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death


  • William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
  • University of North Dakota (B.A. in Communication)


  • Copyright Law Basics for the Nursing Professional:  Part 1:  Using the Work of Others. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 2015 Sep-Oct.  (co-authored).
  • Copyright Law Basics for the Nursing Professional:  Part 2:  Protecting Your Work. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 2016 Jan-Feb. (co-authored).


  • Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals
  • Sixth District Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Partners for Affordable Housing, Board of Directors
  • United Way
  • Mankato Area Derby Girls

Personal Interests

Jake enjoys exploring Mankato with family and friends, jogging and biking through the local trails, and spending time with his dog, Chance.

Awards and Honors

Dean’s List
William Mitchell College of Law

William Mitchell College of Law Merit Scholarship

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