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Jonas Persson



Jonas Persson is an Associate Attorney at Wilson Law Group where he focuses on immigration law. Jonas recently graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School where he served as a student director for the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, helping detained non-citizens regain their freedom through habeas petitions and appellate court briefs. While in school, Jonas was on the Dean's A List and was awarded an Erickson Fellowship in Law and History for his research into non-citizen voting in the 19th century.

A native of Sweden, Jonas has a B.A. (distinction) in English and Classical Greek from Lund University and an M.A. (distinction) in English Literature from the University of York. Before law school, he worked as a translator, software tester, and as a writer and education policy researcher for a Madison-based non-profit. His research was featured in several nationwide and international publications, such as The Guardian, Al Jazeera, and a New York Times editorial.

Practice Areas

  • Immigration


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Erickson Fellowship in Law and History
  • UW - Madison
  • University of York, UK
    • M.A.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: English Literature
  • Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Lund University, Sweden
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: English and Classical Greek

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • English
  • German
  • Swedish