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Michael J. Cass

Michael J. Cass

Alexandria, Minnesota

Mike strives to assist clients in establishing comprehensive estate and business plans. He practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate and small business formation.  Often, legal issues in these areas overlap. In such cases, Mike’s expertise allows him to shepherd clients through the complicated process of putting their affairs in order for their families and business relations. Mike prides himself on the ability to explain matters in real-world language so that each client is comfortable with each step of the process - whether that be establishing a living trust, purchasing real estate, or administering a family business.

Originally from South Dakota, Mike graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2007 where he was active as a senior editor for the law review and a student attorney in the law clinic. Prior to law school, Mike attended college at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN graduating with a BA in computer science and a minor in Asian Studies in 2002.

Mike takes pride in the Alexandria area. He is active in the community, participating in a number of clubs and currently sits on the board of governors of the Runestone Museum. Mike was recently named one of the top 20 professionals under the age of 40 in the Alexandria area by the Echo Press and Alexandria Area Chamber of Commerce.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning/Wills/Trusts
  • Probate, Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Business Organization/Formation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2007


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Law Journal: UST Law Journal, Senior Editor, 2005 - 2007
  • St. Johns University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Computer Science

Published Works

  • Judicial Discretion: Melding Messy Facts and Pristine Law, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Top 20 under 40 Business professionals, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Douglas County Bar Association, Vice President

Past Employment Positions

  • Bogut Law Office, P.A., Associate Attorney, 2010 - 2012
  • Hon. Stephen Aldrich, Fourth Judicial District, Law Clerk, 2008 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors - Runestone Museum
  • Mock trial coach and judge for the Alexandria Area High School
  • Leadership Alexandria - Member and participant
  • Eagle Scout Review Board - Boy Scouts of America
  • Alexandria Area Young Professionals - Steering committee
  • Member of Sertoma Service Club of Alexandria
  • Member of judicare panel of attorneys through Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

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