Lawyers with Longevity

When you’re in need of legal services, you’re likely experiencing a troubling time. You can be assured that an attorney from McKinnis & Doom, P.A., will guide you with a compassionate, confident hand as we deliver the level of advocacy you deserve. As a general practice law office in Cambridge, MN, we serve a diverse client base and offer assistance for a range of legal matters.
We strive to uncover compelling solutions.

Our Areas of Specialization

Business Law & Litigation, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.
Business Law & Litigation
Criminal Defense, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.
Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense
Family Law, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.
Family Law
Family Law
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.
Additional Practice Areas
D. Sherwood McKinnis, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.

D. Sherwood McKinnis

Areas of Practice

  • Banking Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Eminent Domain
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • The Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota, October, 1986
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, November, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, November, 1986
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, May, 2006


  • William Mitchell College of Law (Juris Doctorate, 1986)
  • Bethel College (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1982)

Representative Clients

  • BJ Baas Builders, Inc.
  • Cambridge Eye Associates, P.A.
  • East Central Veterinarians, P.A.
  • Falcon National Bank
  • First Community Bank
  • Floe International, Inc.
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust of Foley
  • Minnco Credit Union
  • Neighborhood National Bank
  • Northland Automation and Engineering, Inc.
  • Stearns Bank, N.A.
  • Unity Bank
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust of Braham
  • Northern State Bank of Virginia
  • North Branch Dental


Sherwood was raised in Mexico, son of parents dedicated to teaching indigenous people groups how to read and write their native language(s). He left when he was 15 to finish high school in Iowa. He has lived in Minnesota since 1978.

After college and law school Sherwood moved to Cambridge, MN in 1986 to enter the private practice of law. Sherwood is grateful for the many, many wonderful clients that have entrusted him with their matters since. Of these, friendships have often resulted. Sherwood has continued to commit time and resources to organizations locally, regionally and globally.

When not participating in the above Sherwood enjoys his faith, family, friends, pheasant hunting, BWCA, cooking, exercising and reading.

Sherwood looks forward to meeting you!

Carrie A. Doom

Areas of Practice

  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Custody
  • Paternity
  • Child Protection
  • Order for Protection
  • Child Support

Bar Admission

  • Supreme Court of Minnesota, October 2005


  • Hamline University School of Law – Juris Doctorate (2005)
  • Augustana College, B.A. (2001)


Carrie’s Letter To Potential Clients

Before co-founding McKinnis & Doom, P.A., I spent four years as a solo-practitioner focusing on family law related matters. Prior to that I spent five years practicing law with a general practice firm and one year practicing with a firm specializing in employment discrimination. During that time, I have had the privilege of representing clients through some of the most difficult and trying times of their lives. I feel fortunate that each of my clients have entrusted me with a significant facet of their lives and it is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.

If you are seeking to hire me as your attorney, I know that something has changed in your life. I know that this is likely a very difficult and uncertain time in your life. Your marriage may be coming to an end, you may not be seeing your child, or you may be having financial difficulties because your ex has not followed through on his/her financial obligations.

It is in these trying times that you need someone who is compassionate, yet an advocate; someone who is honest; and someone who is there for you, even if it is not between the magic hours of 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. No matter what situation you are facing, you can count on the fact that as your attorney, I will be available for you (and not just during business hours), I will be honest with you, and I will be a zealous advocate for you.

As a resident of Cambridge, I am also committed to this community. I currently serve as the Chair of the North 65 Chamber of Commerce. I assist families in obtaining “financial peace” through leading Financial Peace University at my church. I have also served on the Church Council of Cambridge Lutheran Church and as President of New Pathways, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to helping homeless families.

Carrie A. Doom, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.
 Jacob G. Peterson, Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.

Jacob G. Peterson

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial & Civil Litigation
  • Contract
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Property

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota
  • United States District Court of Minnesota


  • University of Iowa College of Law
    • Juris Doctor, with distinction, 2011
    • Articles Editor, Journal of Corporation Law
    • Appellate Advocacy
    • Bordeaux Law Program
  • Hamline University
    • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 2008
    • Presidential Scholar
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Student Council
    • Eliza A. Drew Political Science Award Recipient

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, Board Member
  • Twin Cities Rise!


Jake grew up in Duluth and, except for his time in law school, is a lifelong Minnesota resident. Having worked as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Stoney L. Hiljus in Mora, Minnesota, for a United States Federal District Court Judge, and with several non-profits, Jake brings a diverse blend of expertise to McKinnis & Doom, P.A., to help clients achieve their personal and business goals. He serves as a board member on Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, an organization dedicated to eradicating hunger and homelessness in Minnesota, and he also volunteers in several capacities. In his free time, Jake enjoys reading, traveling, camping and outdoor recreation, playing guitar, fishing, baseball, hockey, and doing crossword puzzles.
“Great Experience! I felt like I was treated exceptionally well. Carrie was very personable, easy to talk to, patient with all my questions, very knowledgeable, and professional. I used Mckinnis & Doom for child support mediation and would highly recommend them!”
- Christine

Law Firm in Cambridge, MN | McKinnis & Doom P.A.

Business Hours:
Monday — Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday Summer Hours
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday