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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Farhan Hassan
Clausen & Hassan, LLC
Flour Exchange Building, 310 – 4th Avenue South, Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone Work 651-964-6192
Fax Fax 651-647-0774
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004, 2009 - 2011, 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Education: William Mitchell College of Law
Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate (0%)
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015


Selected To Rising Stars: 2004, 2009 - 2011, 2013

Historical data is only available from 2003
Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 years middle-image Selected to Rising Stars for 5 years

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Mr. Hassan concentrates his practice, which spans a period of over sixteen years, on all areas of family law. His family law practice includes issues involving divorce, custody, spousal maintenance, and complex property division. Mr. Hassan has extensive litigation experience and he has appeared before numerous trial court judges throughout the seven county metropolitan area at trials, motion hearings and other contested hearings.

Mr. Hassan's professional experience includes successfully litigating several modification of legal and physical custody cases; litigating numerous initial establishment of legal and physical custody cases; obtaining property settlement awards in complex, high net worth, dissolution cases; obtaining need-based and conduct-based attorney fee awards, of up to $50,000; negotiating settlements involving privately held businesses and self-employed individuals; successfully litigating and obtaining an award of in excess of $300,000 in a case involving dissipation of assets; successfully litigating numerous Order for Protection cases involving custody & parenting time; successfully representing individuals seeking or opposing out-of state relocation; working in conjunction with financial planners in spousal maintenance cases; working with mental health professionals in custody/parenting time conflicts; and working with financial experts in cases involving business valuation and forensic accounting issues.

In addition, Mr. Hassan has extensive experience in Motions for Amended Findings/New Trial and Appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He has successfully defended clients charged with sexual abuse, and he has significant experience in the areas of temporary and permanent spousal maintenance, establishment and modification of custody and parenting time, property settlement, allocation of debt & child support. Mr Hassan has participated in numerous Financial Early Neutral Evaluations & Social Early Neutral Evaluations on behalf of clients, and has negotiated numerous dissolution settlements through Alternative Dispute Resolution (via Mediation, SENE, FENE and settlement conferences).

While Mr. Hassan strongly believes in attempting to cooperatively settle or mediate cases, he is also a zealous advocate when litigation is the only viable option. Mr. Hassan has received Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training and Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training through the Minnesota Judicial Branch and he is currently on the Early Neutral Evaluation rosters of Anoka County, Dakota County and Ramsey County. Mr. Hassan has also received Mediation Training and he is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Mr. Hassan received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1998. He is currently licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and Federal Court.

Mr. Hassan is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is an Adjunct Representation Professor at William Mitchell College of Law. Mr. Hassan has been designated a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine for several years.

About Farhan Hassan

Law School: William Mitchell College of Law

Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

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Honors and Awards:

  • CALI Excellence Award for Jurisprudence, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Voted “Rising Star” in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013 — Minnesota Law and Politics.
  • Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2010 Firm of the Year, Tubman

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training, 2013
  • Parenting Time Expediting Training, 2010
  • Family Early Case Management and Early Neutral Evaluation Training, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2003
  • Mediation Training
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Washington County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2003
  • Minnesota, 1998
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Membership Committee & Annual Conference)
  • Former Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Former Director, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Tubman Center, 2001 - 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Representation Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2008 - Present


  • Blog including informational videos regarding various aspects of Minnesota family law

Educational Background:

  • Luther College, B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, Dean's List, 1995
Last Updated: 12/9/2015
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