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Family Lawyer Minneapolis

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Michelle MacDonald Profile

Michelle MacDonald Law Firm Michelle MacDonald has a passion for justice, and strives to make the process as clear and straightforward for her clients as possible. Michelle’s knowledge of the law and experience in the courtroom give her credibility. Her easy-going style establishes trust - a great combination to assist parties in resolving disputes. Michelle is recognized as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable attorneys, concentrating in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Paternity, Adoption, Estate Planning, and Probate, including Civil Litigation and Appeals.

Michelle’s Divorce and Estate Planning clients have benefited by her general knowledge of a broad range of legal areas including Business, Real Estate, and Criminal Defense. Michelle graduated cum laude from Boston College, receiving her BA degree in Communications and English. She earned her law degree from Suffolk University, and completed the program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School. Michelle applies the same zeal, whether handling a Divorce, Estate Plan, or Probate involving a modest estate, or millions in assets.

Michelle has served as a Conciliation Court Judge in Hennepin County 1999 - 2014, and as an Adjunct Referee, Family Court from 1992 - 2012. Michelle is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law, Children's Law, ADR sections, Past co-chair Professionalism Committee, and Dakota County Bar Associations. Michelle is a certified parenting time expeditor; parenting consultant and a Rule 114 qualified Mediator. Michelle founded Family Innocence - a non-profit dedicated to keeping families out of court: resolving conflicts and injustices peacefully: who's mission is to eliminate court and litigation for families around the country.

Michelle is founding member of the cooperative private divorce project (divorce without courts). She is admitted to practice law in the Minnesota Supreme Court; United States District Court of Minnesota; United States Court of Appeals; and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Michelle ran for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice in 2014 and in 2016 garnering 46.5% and 41% of the vote. She aspires to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. Visit www.macdonaldforjustice.com for more information about her campaign for justice for all.


Recognized North Star Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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"Early consultation with a lawyer can prevent serious problems later on."

Fantastically Successful Network Attorneys

The best network begins with the question: "What can I do for you?"

To succeed over the twists and turns of one’s legal matter, it is crucial to build a network of attorneys and legal professionals. Evolving to provide more client service and competitive resources, MacDonald Law Firm has developed a distinguished network of sought-after attorneys and legal professionals accepting referrals for case analysis and representation.

Anthony Battles, Esq. Retirement, Pension, Domestic Relations Orders

Jan Bjork, Esq. Accountant, Attorney

Michael Boston, Esq. Immigration

Christopher Brevik, Esq. Family, Criminal, Construction litigation

Stephen Cooper, Esq. Employment, Litigation

Michael Kallas, Esq. Business, Real Estate, Foreclosures

D. Scott Klemp, Esq. Business, Real Estate

Christopher T. Stanton, Attorney

Craig Foss, Attorney

Andrew M. Lehner, Attorney

Dean Margolis, Attorney

Jeffery S. Sieben, Civil Trial

Kathleen Flynn Peterson, Esq. Medical Malpractice

Roshini Rajkumar, Esq. Presentation Consulting

Carolyn Agin Schmidt, Esq. Criminal Defense

William Sieben, Esq. Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice

Steven Thal, Esq. Immigration

David Valentini, Esq. Criminal Defense

Curtis Walker, Esq. Bankruptcy

Scott Wilson, Appeals

Jake Brodin, Criminal Defense

Call Us at - 651-222-4400

Main location - 1069 South Robert Street, W. St Paul, MN 55118