Laurie Mack-Wagner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C.
 | 100 South Fifth Street, 2100 Fifth Street Towers
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-605-0967
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Laurie Mack-Wagner is a founding shareholder of Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Laurie focuses on complex civil litigation with a primary emphasis on cases involving family law, divorce and related causes of action. She is also a qualified mediator under Rule 114, which provides a cost-effective option for those parties looking for a neutral professional to assist them with resolving their legal disputes themselves through agreement.

Laurie received her bachelor's degree in 1991 from Minnesota State University-Mankato, graduating summa cum laude and first in her class of almost 4,000. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 1994, graduating with highest honors and in the top 5 percent of her class.

Laurie began her legal career at the Florida offices of Carlton Fields before joining Barranco Kircher, & Vogelsang, P.A., a Miami-based, boutique litigation firm handling massive family law cases with marital estates averaging several million dollars. In 2000, Laurie returned to Minnesota where she has since focused exclusively on family law matters and related civil litigation.

Laurie has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer since 2011 and in 2013-2015 was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Laurie is a co-author of and featured in the Amazon best seller, A Cup of Coffee With 10 Leading Attorneys in the United States, Rutherford Publishing House, 2016.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

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

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Laurie Mack-Wagner

Admitted 2000, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: www.macksantanalaw.com/lmsbio.htm

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Best Lawyer in America, 2016
  • July 2011- July 2016, Paul Harris Society - Prior Lake Rotary Club
  • Associate Editor, Florida State University Law Review, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Awarded Laurie Membership in the Order of the Coif, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
  • With Highest Honors, Top 5% of her Class, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Who's Who in Minnesota Family Law, 2005-2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program Judge, 2014-present
  • First District Bar Association, President, 2014-2015
  • First District Bar Association, Vice President, 2013-2014
  • First District Bar Association, Secretary Treasurer, 2012-2013
  • Member, Eighth District Bar Association, 2004-present
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2000-present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2000-present
  • First District Bar Association, 2011
  • Florida Bar Association, 1994-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • MSBA Mock Trial Judge, 2014
  • Junior Achievement 2010-present (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade JA classes)
  • Prior Lake Rotary Club 2009-present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Author, A Cup of Coffee With 10 Leading Attorneys in the United States, Rutherford Publishing House, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law and the New Bankruptcy Reform Act, 2006
  • Author, Preparing for the Client's Deposition in Divorce Cases, ABA, Young Lawyers, Family Law Committee
  • Enforcement and Contempt Chapter of the Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook from Minnesota CLE 2015
  • Moderator, Answer Questions from Participants at Family Law Financial Video Replay, June 17, 2014, MN CLE.
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law Financial Matters, panel discussion on the 2012 Child Support Update for the Family Law Financial Deskbook and panel discussion on Common Financial Mistakes that Family Lawyers make in Divorce cases.  MN CLE, May 17, 2012.
  • Co-Author, Child Support (Chapter 1), Family Law Financial Deskbook, Stephen G. Dennis ed., 2nd edition, Minnesota CLE, April 2014
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law Financial Deskbook Seminar, MN CLE, May 16, 2014
  • Panel Presenter, Emergency Proceedings: How to Effectively Advocate Emergency Issues in Court and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes, Hennepin County Bar Association, November 13, 2013.  Presented the attorney/litigator's role/viewpoint in process on panel which also included two Hennepin County family court judges and an experienced ADR provider.
  • 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, The Basics of Child Support, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Institute
  • Moderator, The Basics of Family Law, Minnesota CLE, June 18, 2008
  • Appeared in national magazine to answer St. Paul reader's question regarding the protection and treatment of an inheritance in the context of a possible future dissolution of marriage, Appeared In, Spirit of Money, Body & Soul, September 2007, Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
  • Co-Author, Child Support (Chapter 1), The Family Law Financial Deskbook (Stephen Denis ed., 1st edition 2008 and updates), Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Co-Presenter, The Basics of Child Support and Spousal Maintenance, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Institute 2009
  • Co-Author, Division of A Business in a Marriage Dissolution, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum, Summer 2007
  • Co-Author, Division of A Business in A Marriage Dissolution, Law Watch, Mansfield, Tanick & Cohen, P.A., Volume 17, Issue 2, Summer 2006
  • Co-Presenter, Orders for Protection; Harassment Restraining Orders, Minnesota Paralegal Association's Annual Convention, 2008 and 2009

Educational Background:

  • Minnesota State University - Mankato, Major in Spanish and Business Administration
Office Location for Laurie Mack-Wagner

100 South Fifth Street
2100 Fifth Street Towers
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-605-0967

 

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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