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Lawyer

Education

William Mitchell College of Law J.D. (2004) 2001 – 2004

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
LL.B. / Law (1992)
1987 – 1992

Nigerian law school Ikoyi Lagos – 1993

Bar Admission

Minnesota Supreme Court 2004
United states federal district court
Supreme Court of Nigeria 1993

Practice Areas

Criminal Law DUI & DWI Family Law Immigration Law Foreign student admission  

Summary
Attorney  Ayodele Mayowa Ojo 

Attorney Ayodele Ojo is uniquely qualified to handle your litigation needs, having worked in various small law firms that treat their client’s legal issues with seriousness a person will take his own matter. He also had a brief experience as a Prosecutor back 1993 in the Northern State of Nigeria. He considers all his clients important, no matter the nature of their legal issues and financial status.

In 1992, Ojo graduated with fromObafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, popularly called “Great Ife” or “University of Ife”, where he obtained his Bachelor of Law degree. Ojo was called to the Bar in Nigeria in 1993 after he completed his post university education at the Nigerian Law School Ikoyi, Lagos, where he graduated with astonishing records. 

After graduation and compulsory National Youth Service in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria, he began his career at OGUNBANJO & OLURUNIMBE AND CO, one of Nigeria’s premier law firms. While there, Ojo received top-notch litigation training, including Immigration-processing and obtaining residency and work permits for Foreign Investors in Nigeria, Nigeria`s Work Permit or Green Card for foreigners investing in Nigeria, and trial Advocacy. Ojo earned a wealth of experience working on complex litigation matters.

His practice focused on securities litigation/arbitration and investment fraud, and other types of business litigation including shareholder/partnership disputes, banking litigation, class actions, and professional liability. For 7 years, Ojo served on Ogunbanjo & Oloruninmbe Litigation Committee, and led the firm’s Internship Program for new Graduates. 

Ojo moved to the United States of America in 1999 and settled in Minnesota. Because of his passion for law practice and the Minnesota State requirement for full legal practice, Ojo attended WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW, ST PAUL, MINNESOTA, where he obtained a second law degree Juris Doctor of Law in 2004. He passed the Minnesota State Bar the same year at first attempt. Ojo chose the Law Firm of Kenneth Udobiok, in Minnesota (Attorney Kenneth Udobiok is a recipient of Attorney of the Year Award), a Minneapolis-based law firm specialising in police brutality and wrongful death cases. Ojo then served with Lawson Waturoucha Law Office in St Paul, Minnesota, one of the best immgration attorneys in the Twin Cities. He learned and acquired a great knowledge of the United States immigration practice for an additional two years.

Ojo worked with Special Counsel, Minneapolis as contract attorney, involved in major class action lawsuits involving insurance companies and mortgage companies. He was privileged to work as Contract Attorney temporarily with 3M Company in Minnesota with the Legal Department Contract/ Review Team assigned to review documents pre-emptively for precautionary measures to avoid law suits and observe compliance with Federal and State Laws.

In 2005 he started on his own Law Office at 2147 University  Avenue W., St Paul MN 55114, a “boutique” law firm focusing on Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law Practice, and Child Support. He has been involved in several significant criminal defense practice, relishing the “David vs. Goliath” role he often played against much larger law firms and Prosecutors. Ojo law firm is affordable, passionate and accessible. 

 

Education, Admissions, Affiliations: 

– LLB, Bachelor of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University , Ife- Ife (1992) 
– BL, Barrister at Law, Nigerian Law School, Ikoyi Lagos. 1993 
– JD, Juris Doctor. William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, USA 
– Admitted to Minnesota Supreme Court and United States District Court for the   District of Minnesota (2004). 
– Received the “Client Choice Award 2014″  and 2015 (5.0 rating on a 5.0 scale) from AVVO.COM the most highly regarded lawyer /clients rating service.
– Member, Nigerian American Lawyers Association 
– Member, Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations. 
– Member, Nigerian Bar Association 
– Member, American Bar Association 
– Member, Northern Star Lawyers, Volunteer Probono Legal Services 
– Foreign Students Admission Services – Volunteer Mentoring.