AAML, Minnesota Chapter

The Minnesota Chapter of the AAML was founded in 1966. It has grown over the years and today the chapter has over 50 members, recognized as some of the leading family law attorneys in the State. Fellows of the Minnesota chapter have been instrumental in shaping today's family practice, which focuses on alternative dispute resolution to help families through the divorce process in a manner aimed, if possible, at minimizing conflict. Many of our fellows are skilled mediators. Our fellows are also recognized as some of the top family law trial lawyers in the state and country, and as needed are able to skillfully handle complex and challenging litigation issues, including custody, business valuation, non-marital claims, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, spousal maintenance and child support.

Some Chapter members have been and are participants in Supreme Court task forces or committees, family court pilot pro jects, boards or committees governing attorneys or providers of alternative dispute resolution services, and committees making recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature. We are leaders in programs aimed at assisting the courts in settling difficult family law cases through the moderated settlement conference program. We are leaders in advancing the ethical practice of family law.

A majority of our Fellows also frequently speak at continuing legal education seminars, write about family law for legal publications, teach at law schools, or participate in other family law or related organizations.