Ken Jorgensen

Ken Jorgensen

Minneapolis P +1 (612) 492-6608 F +1 (612) 395-9165



Ken is a lawyer who counsels and represents other lawyers. He advises law firms and corporate legal departments on legal ethics, professional responsibility, loss prevention, legal malpractice, unauthorized practice of law, attorney-client privilege and lawyer trust account compliance. He also represents lawyers, law firms and judges in professional discipline matters, applicants in bar admission matters and provides expert opinions on legal malpractice, lawyer discipline, ethics compliance and the unauthorized practice of law.  His extensive experience in Legal Ethics includes serving as the Director of the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility where, during his more than 20 years with the lawyer discipline system, he handled hundreds of ethics investigations involving lawyer misconduct and issued ethics opinions to lawyers and judges.

Ken is the Ethics Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. As Ethics Partner, he focuses on legal ethics and loss prevention, advising lawyers in Dorsey’s offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Before joining Dorsey, Ken was a state court trial judge presiding over all types of cases including civil and criminal matters. Ken is a frequent CLE lecturer and has written numerous articles concerning Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School, Hamline Law School and William Mitchell College of Law and received the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Professional Excellence Award in 2006.

Education & Admissions

Minnesota State University, Mankato (B.S., 1981)

William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1984)


  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota Federal Courts

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Chair of the Fair Response Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association for the 2010-2011 bar year.
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee to Amend the MN Code of Judicial Conduct - 2007
  • MN District Judges Association Committee to Amend the MN Rules of the Board on Judicial Standards - 2007
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee to Amend the MN Code of Judicial Conduct - 2003


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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2014
  • "Professional Excellence Award" from the Minnesota State Bar Association in 2006
Ken Jorgensen