Merlyn L. Meinerts

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Burnsville, MN

Meinerts Law Office P.A.
 | 350 West Burnsville Parkway, Suite 500
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-736-1843
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Meinerts Law Office, P.A, Merlyn L. Meinerts takes a goal-oriented, proactive approach to matters of family law in Burnsville, Minnesota. A former radio and television broadcaster and communications director for the United States Senate, Mr. Meinerts is particularly sensitive to matters of faith and the unique challenges they present within issues of family law. 

A big fan of collaborative law or mediation, Mr. Meinerts does his best to provide a cost-effective approach to legal matters of divorce, custody and visitation, and child support. He has a Family Mediation Certification, a General Mediation Certification and is certified in Family Arbitration with a Consensual Special Magistrate Certification.

He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court District of Minnesota and in the state of Minnesota. With a major in journalism, Mr. Meinerts earned his Bachelor of Science from South Dakota State University. He then attended Hamline University School of Law, graduating with honors and earning a Juris Doctor in 1993.

Mr. Meinerts is a member of the First Judicial District Panel of Parenting Time Expeditors, the Legal Assistance of Dakota County board of directors and the chairperson of the First Judicial District Fee Arbitration Committee. An engaging and knowledgeable speaker, he has taught classes and seminars on a variety of family law topics at the Family Law Seminar, the First Judicial District Court Assembly and the Dakota County Law Library. Highly complex matters of family law are where he shines, and he values the rights and interests of clients above all else.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Merlyn Meinerts

Admitted: 1993, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.meinertslaw.com/about/merlyn-meinerts/

Honors and Awards:

  • Membership into the organization is by invitation only and is extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications and leadership in their respective state and area of specialty, Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers, The National Advocate, 2015
  • Excellent achievement in the study of federal courts. Dakota County District Court Friend of the Court Award (May 2011), American Jurisprudence Award -- Federal Courts, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1993
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Rated
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Federal Courts, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jessup Cup International Law Moot Court Team, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • National Moot Court Team, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Early Neutral Evaluation Certification
  • Family Arbitration, Consensual Special Magistrate Certification, 2006
  • Family Mediation Certification, 1998
  • General Mediation Certification, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-chairperson of the Dakota County Early Neutral Evaluation Pilot Project, 2010
  • Member, Legal Assistance of Dakota County Board of Directors, 2007
  • Committee Member, Scott and Carver County Early Neutral Evaluation Pilot Project, 2010
  • Member, First Judicial District Panel of Parenting Time Expeditors, 2000 – Present
  • Chairperson, First Judicial District Fee Arbitration Committee, 2008 to Present
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1994
  • Minnesota, 1993

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Why Hesitate to Litigate? Alternative Dispute Resolution for Family Law, Family Law Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2008
  • Ethical Considerations for the Family Law Practitioner, First Judicial District Law Clerk Assembly, Hastings, Minnesota, 2008
  • Attorney’s Fees and Ethics, Dakota County Law Library, Apple Valley, Minnesota, 2009
  • Top Ten Ethical Traps for the Family Law Practitioner, Family Law Seminar, Lutsen, Minnesota, 2009

Educational Background:

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, B.S. Majors: Journalism, 1985

Industry Groups

  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
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    Office Location for Merlyn L. Meinerts

    350 West Burnsville Parkway
    Suite 500
    Burnsville, MN 55337

    Phone: 952-736-1843

     

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