Lori A. McLaughlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Dove Fretland, PLLP
 | 5881 Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 952-545-9000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lori A. McLaughlin serves as of counsel for Dove Fretland, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With a practice focused exclusively on family law, Ms. McLaughlin represents clients throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott, Washington and Wright counties.

Ms. McLaughlin has experience in a wide variety of family law matters such as those involving adoption, child support, collaborative divorce, child custody, paternity, pre- and post-marital agreements and spousal maintenance. She has also handled cases involving complex property division, division of business interests and closely held corporations and partnerships. She uses alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation whenever possible, but can aggressively represent her clients in court when traditional litigation becomes necessary.

After earning a political science degree from Hamline University, Ms. McLaughlin earned a law degree from Hamline University School of Law. Early in her career, she served as a clerk with both a Minnesota federal judge and the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and as an intern with the Dakota County Attorney's Office. Ms. McLaughlin is admitted to practice in the Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Along with her legal career, Ms. McLaughlin participates in a variety of professional organizations. She is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. Ms. McLaughlin also serves as a mentor attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Network and is a former chair of the organization's family law committee.

Committed to professional education, Ms. McLaughlin teaches classes and gives presentations at various seminars and conferences. She has lectured on a variety of family law topics for organizations such as the Minnesota Social Service Association and the Minnesota Council on Family Relations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%): Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009

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About Lori McLaughlin

Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.familylawminn.com/Attorneys/Lori-A-Mclaughlin.sht...

Honors and Awards:

  • Rising Star by Minnesota Law and Politics, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, 2008-2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • ADR - Rule 114 Certified Mediator (Family Law Neutrals Roster), 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Honorable Tony N. Leung(Federal Magistrate Judge) in the Fourth Judicial District, Clerk
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network Family Law Committee, Past Chair
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Divorce Camp, Faculty and Facilitator
  • Family Law League Member
  • Minnesota Bar, 4th District Ethics Committee
  • Dakota County Attorney's Office, Intern
  • Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2001
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1998

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mentor Attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Network

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Contributor, Celebrating Minnesota and the Sesquicentennial: 150 Years of Law, Lawyers and Justice, Minnesota Bar Association, 2008
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law Basics, Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd., Lunch and Learn Series, June 1, 2011
  • Co-Presenter, How Family Formation Affects Legal Access and Rights, Minnesota Social Services Association, Spring Conference, 2009
  • Presenter, Introduction to Family Law – An Overview of Issues Relative to Family Law matters, Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd., Lunch and Learn Series, January 1, 2009
  • Co-Presenter, How Family Formation Affects Legal Access and Rights, Minnesota Counsel on Family Relations, December 1, 2008
  • Presenter, Family Law Primer: Divorce, Custody and Support, Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd, Lunch and Learn Series, June 1, 2005
  • Presenter, Family Law Primer: Divorce, Custody and Support, Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd., Lunch and Learn Series, September 1, 2003

Educational Background:

  • Hamline University – College of Liberal Arts, Minnesota, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Business Owners
  • Non-Traditional Families
  • Same-Sex Couples
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    Office Location for Lori A. McLaughlin

    5881 Cedar Lake Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55416

    Phone: 952-545-9000

     

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