Attorney Ayodele Ojo is uniquely qualified to handle your litigation needs, having worked in various small law firms setting that treat their client’s legal issues with seriousness a person will take his own matter. He also had a brief experience as Prosecutor back 1993 in the Northern State in Nigeria. He considers all his clients important, no matter the nature of their legal issues and financial status.In 1992, Ojo graduated with from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, Nigeria, popularly called “Great Ife” or “University of Ife”, where he obtained his first degree in Law. Bachelor of Law. Ojo was called to the Bar in Nigeria in 1993 after he completed his post university education at the Nierian Law School Ikoyi. Lagos, where he graduated with astonishing records. After graduation and compulsory National Youth Service in Birnni 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 investors in Nigeria ) Trial Advocacy—and 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 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 and passed the Minnesota State Bar the same year at first time. Ojo choose the Law Firm of Kenneth Udobiok (Attorney Kenneth Udobiok is a Recipient of Attorney of the Year Award), a Minneapolis-based law firm specializing in police brutality and wrongful death cases.Ojo then served with Lawson Waturoucha Law Office in St Paul, one of the best immigration attorneys in the Twin Cities. He learned and acquired a great knowledge of United States immigration practice for 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 3 M Company in Minnesota with the Legal Department Contract/ Review Team assigned to review documents preemptively for precautionary measures to avoid law suits and observe compliance with Federal and State Laws. In 2005 started on his own with Ojo Law Office, a “boutique” law firm focusing on Criminal Defense, Immigration and Family Law Practice – Child Support. Experiencing several significant successes in criminal defense practice, relishing the “David vs. Goliath” role he often played against much larger law firms and Prosecutors on that list of successes were dismissal of criminal charges, immigration petition and litigations, custody and child support cases. Ojo law firm is affordable, passionate and accessible.
Education, Admissions, Affiliations:
- LLB, Bachelor of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife (1992)
- BL, Bassrsiter 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″ (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 Pro bono Legal Services
- Foreign Students Admission Services – Volunteer Mentoring.