Staff

Attorneys:
David Torgelson:

Mr. Torgelson was elected Renville County Attorney in November of 1998 and has served in that position since January of 1999.  Prior to that Renville County Attorney David Torgelson graduated from the University of MN Law School in 1986 and passed the MN State Bar Examination that same year. From 1986 to 1988 he served as a Judicial Law Clerk for Marshall MN District Court Judges George Marshall and George Harrelson. From 1988 to 1994 he worked as an Attorney for the Legal Department at Bankers Systems Inc in St Cloud MN. During 1994 to 1996 he served as an Assistant Chippewa County Attorney and an Assistant Montevideo City Attorney. He served briefly in 1996 as an Assistant Yellow Medicine County Attorney and from 1996 through the end of 1998 he served as an Assistant Renville County Attorney.

Glen Jacobsen:
Glen Jacobsen joined the Renville County Attorney's staff in April of 2002. Mr. Jacobsen obtained his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul in 1987. Shortly thereafter he served for many years as a municipal prosecutor for numerous cities surrounding the Twin Cites metro area, including Oakdale, Maplewood, Richfield and North St. Paul.  Prior to coming to Renville County, Mr. Jacobsen served for 4 years as the Chief Deputy County Attorney in Mower County.  Mr. Jacobsen currently serves on the State Board of Continuing Legal Education and is on the MCAA Peace Officers Training Materials Committee. 

Laurence Stratton: 
Laurence Stratton joined the County Attorney's Office in August of 2005.  Mr. Stratton attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1997.  Mr. Stratton obtained his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2002, and was admitted to the Minnesota State and Federal Bars shortly thereafter.  Prior to coming to Renville County, Mr. Stratton worked at a private law firm in Springfield, MN, doing general practice law.

Paralegals:

The Renville County Paralegals are responsible for a wide variety tasks in the areas of criminal and juvenile prosecution, child protection, child support, and victim's rights.  These duties include drafting legal documents and correspondence, file maintenance, and interacting with the public. 

Dawn:
Dawn joined the Office in 1989 and as well as being a Paralegal she is also the Victim/Witness Coordinator. 

Carrie:
Carrie joined the office in 2015.

Katianne:
Katianne rejoined the office in 2017.