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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Unbundled, Court-Adjacent Family Law Representation





Jennifer's approach is client-focused and efficient. Clients will feel heard, but also have realistic expectations of likely outcomes. Jennifer can help clients see the bigger picture when their vision might be clouded by the emotionality of the situation. Clients may retain Jennifer for assistance with document drafting, settlement negotiations, advice, and representation in alternative dispute resolution processes. Practice areas include:


Divorce  -  Paternity  -  Custody & Parenting Time  -  Child Support  -  

Spousal Maintenance - Post-Decree - ADR - Coaching



Jennifer provides dispute resolution services that draw on her broad practice experience. She has experience resolving financial and custody/parenting matters. In her role as a neutral, Jennifer listens to clients and helps guide them to make choices that resolve their disputes. Jennifer seeks to create an environment where clients will be their best selves and able to think creatively about possible resolutions. Jennifer provides the following services:


Parenting Consultant - Parenting Time Expeditor - SENE/FENE Evaluator - Mediator - Moderator - Arbitrator 



Experience. Integrity. Compassion.



Jennifer represents clients in a variety of uncontested or court-adjacent family law matters, from divorces and paternity cases to post-decree modifications of custody, child support, and spousal maintenance. In addition, she acts as a facilitative neutral and is trained as a Guardian ad Litem, mediator, parenting consultant, and parenting time expeditor.


After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1999, Jennifer began her career as a judicial clerk in Hennepin county.  Her legal experience includes work in the public and nonprofit sectors as well as over two decades in private law practice as an associate and partner. 


In addition to her extensive work in family law cases, Jennifer has represented clients in contract disputes, business formation, arbitration, public finance, and professional licensing matters. This broad practice experience informs the advice and limited scope representation Jennifer offers her clients across the full range of family law matters.


Whether you are looking for assistance with an uncontested family court case or representation at an alternative dispute resolution session, Jennifer can help. Likewise, Jennifer is available for appointment as a neutral in ADR processes.


Jennifer draws from her experience and tailors her approach to each case to the needs and goals of her client. She handles cases efficiently and effectively, providing attentive advocacy throughout the case. Jennifer acts in partnership with clients by giving them the information that they need to make decisions in their best interests within the confines of the law. Her clients benefit from the efforts she has made to cultivate a reputation of respect among other attorneys, experts, and judicial officers.


Jennifer understands that family changes, including divorces and custody matters, are complicated and multifaceted. Jennifer helps clients navigate the changing landscape of these dynamics. She explains the law to clients in a clear and understandable manner so they can make choices that make sense for their family, both now and in the future. Jennifer understands the need to give back to the community and includes pro bono and sliding fee representation as part of her practice. Jennifer has risen to the call from the courts to help find creative ways to provide more legal services to the public. Her volunteer work expands her cultural competency and experience working with a diverse population.

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821 Raymond Avenue, Suite 320, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Tel:  651-252-4524


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