Firm Overview

Drewes Law, PLLC strives to competently and compassionately provide assistance to clients in need of various types of finance related legal support.

Example cases

Ruiz v. 1st Fidelity Loan Servicing, LLC (April 2013)
Minnesota Supreme Court affirms homeowner's rights invalidating foreclosure sale.

Gleason v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (July 2013)
Minnesota Federal District Court affirms homeowner's rights invalidating foreclosure sale.
Main Office

Uptown - Minneapolis
1516 West Lake Street
Suite 300
Minneapolis  MN  55408

Phone
  • (612) 285-3052
Fax
  • (612) 285-3062

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, answering questions and developing a strategy for the prospective Client.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Sometimes we will be able to flat fee projects when we have a clear understanding of the work involved. This is on a case-by-case basis.

Hourly Rates

$300/hour, though some cases can be flat fee and some cases can be contingent on successful results.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(612) 285-3052

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Foreclosure
Drewes Law's commitment to exceptional service requires that we go beyond typical or traditional norms to make sure we deeply understand the goals and problems confronting our clients. Exceptional service requires both efficiency and results.
In 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court sided with a homeowner's rights and Drewes Law in the case Ruiz v. 1st Fidelity Loan Servicing, LLC. Jonathan Drewes argued to the state's highest court that a foreclosure process that does not comply with state law is an illegal foreclosure and void.

Drewes Law has been able to help many homeowners workout loan modifications or accept significant payment in exchange for relinquishing a homeowner's rights. If you or someone you know has questions about a homeowner's rights in foreclosure, or needs help related to a Minnesota foreclosure, please contact the attorneys of Drewes Law, PLLC.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

After representing lenders against homeowners for a time, it became readily apparent that homeowners where often unrepresented or poorly represented in motion practice concerning foreclosure issues. In this narrow area of the law, we knew that we could make a difference in our clients lives and assist the system in migrating toward more just results.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

In the context of foreclosure, the rules are very state-focused, so online generic research by a client is rarely on-point. Cases or analysis coming from Florida, Ohio or California that you find online really does us no good. I appreciate all input a client can provide on how to handle his or her own case. A client's gut feeling is often a good moral compass for finding where the injustice was done. Minnesota law is very specific and without an attorney who devotes his or her practice to the issue, the law is hard to understand even for an attorney.

Jonathan Drewes

Jonathan L. R. Drewes founded Drewes Law, PLLC in 2008 after representing lenders and insurance companies such as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., U.S. Bank, N.A., and Citicorp Leasing, Inc., among many others. Jon focuses his practice toward civil litigation: the art of motion practice and presenting legal arguments in the courtroom. In November 2012, Jon represented a homeowner in a foreclosure dispute in oral argument in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and won. This is one of only a handful of cases the Minnesota Supreme Court has reviewed on foreclosure over the past century.

Jon earned his law degree with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006 and his bachelors with honors from Vanderbilt University (triple-major in Economics, Spanish and History) in 2003. Jon is a member of the American Bar Association and serves as a council member on the Lakes Region Council of Advisors.

Jon has been a speaker and presenter at several state and national bankruptcy and foreclosure events, emphasizing his interest in pushing the boundaries of the law toward an equitable system that works in a practical word.
License
  • Bar Number: 6289398
    Illinois , 2006
  • Bar Number: 387327
    Minnesota , 2007
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School
    Juris Doctor , 2006
    St. Paul, MN

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