Benjamin (Ben) HamborgAttorney, Shareholder
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“Building a well-developed story is essential for every case. As a litigator, I am dedicated and skilled in the art of persuasive legal writing, which I use to weave the facts and nuances of your case into a compelling narrative that can influence thinking and alter perspectives.”

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I begin with the end in mind when gathering evidence and investigating facts. Extracting the critical information, I craft it into a convincing story, whether it’s for a demand letter, a motion for summary judgment, or a trial.

I advise and resolve complex legal and business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants, on issues regarding:

  • business torts
  • construction defects
  • breaches of contract
  • intellectual property issues
  • employment disputes
  • real estate disputes

You can count on me to listen and pursue the goals that meet your objectives. I will handle the case in a manner that best suits your interests—whether that means preserving your reputation in the industry and community or addressing other concerns.

I strive to resolve disputes early, when possible. Sending a keenly persuasive demand letter can help you avoid litigation, and a well-honed summary judgment brief can circumvent a trial.

Effective writing underpins successful litigation at every level. I understand the subtleties of building a strong argument. I relish bringing the facts and the law together to convey a powerful story that supports your position and garners a successful outcome.


Jake Lee
(612) 252-2804

  • Successfully assisted shareholders in a shareholder dispute obtain a Multimillion-Dollar Whistleblower Award from the SEC. The award was more than $6 million, which represents one of the largest SEC whistleblower awards in the history of Minnesota.
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2013
  • M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2009
  • B.A., summa cum laude, College of St. Scholastica, 2007
  • Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • 2022 Up & Coming Attorney Honoree, Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2021 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year
  • Recognized in the 2021-2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Trusts and Estates; 2023 Edition: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® Edition, 2018-2022
  • Featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Minnesota 2022: Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • North Star Lawyer, Honored by Minnesota State Bar Association for commitment to pro bono service, 2015, 2016
  • Selected for Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year 2014 for work on the Jesse Ventura trial team
  • Note and Comment Editor, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
  • Recipient, Dorothy O. Lareau Writing Award, 2011
  • Finalist, Distinguished Thesis Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Academic Excellence Award in History, Politics, & Culture, 2007
  • Webster Scholar, College of St. Scholastica Honors Program, 2004–2007
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, English Department, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato