Sue Wilson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

M. Sue Wilson Law Offices, PA
 | Two Carlson Parkway, Suite 150
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Phone: 612-340-1405
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1975
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

M. Sue Wilson is the founder and managing partner of M. Sue Wilson Law Offices, P.A. A highly respected attorney with more than 40 years of experience, Sue concentrates her practice on family law. She represents clients in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, complex marital estates, property valuation, spousal maintenance and other family law-related issues. Strong yet graceful in her approach, Sue lives out her calling to “obtain justice, one person at a time” in every case. She has extensive experience with appeals and has been involved in a number of cases that have set legal precedents.

An honors graduate of the University of Kansas, Sue earned her law degree from Stanford University Law School. She is admitted to practice in all Minnesota state courts, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Active in professional organizations, Sue is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Sue’s unyielding commitment to excellence, her persistence, and her compassion have garnered results for thousands of clients and the respect of legal professionals nationwide. She has earned a number of awards throughout her 40-plus-year career, including the Lambda Legal Defense Fund Liberty Award for her groundbreaking work on a landmark case. She enjoys the highest possible rating from respected peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to her law practice, Sue serves as a financial early neutral evaluator through the Hennepin County Family Court.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Sue Wilson

Admitted: 1975, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.msuewilsonlaw.com/m-sue-wilson/

Honors and Awards:

  • Appointed as a financial early neutral evaluator by the Hennepin County 4th Judicial District Family Court Division, 2007
  • Winner, Dan J. Bradley Human Rights Award, 1992
  • Winner, Lambda Legal Defense Fund Liberty Award, 1991
  • Stanford University Law School – Palo Alto, California, Successful Completion of Law and Psychiatry Program (a joint program between Stanford Law School and Stanford Medical School), 1974
  • Selected for the highest possible rating for attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Women Super Lawyers® (2005, 2006)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer®
  • Leading Minnesota Family Law Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar, 1975
  • Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, Supervising Attorney, 1991-present
  • International Seminar on Family Law, Barbados, West Indies, Chairperson, 1989
  • Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, 1987-88
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court, 1986
  • US District Court, District of Minnesota

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer team member for many “Four-Fold Way” seminars with Angeles Arrien, Ph.D

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Family Law Lecturer, Family Law Institute

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 478 N.W. 2d 790
  • Soohoo v. Johnson, 731 N.W.2d 815 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Geseke v. Marcolina 642 N.W.2d 813 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Marriage of Geske v. Marcolina, 642 N.W.2d 62 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Redmond v. Redmond, 1999 WL 366591 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Baker v. Baker, 494 N. W.2d 282 (Minn. Sup. Ct. 1992)
  • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 478 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991)
  • Berens v. Berens, 443 N.W.2d 558 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
  • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 382 N.W.2d 861 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
  • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 392 N.W.2d 310 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
  • Lindsey v. Lindsey, 388 N.W.2d 713 (Minn. Sup. Ct. 1986)
  • Lindsey v. Lindsey, 369 N.W.2d 26 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
  • Hudson v. Hudson, 2014 WL 3397140 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Jones v. Jones, 2014 WL 801714 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Basting v. Makepeace, 2010 WL 3304297 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Grossman v. Grossman, 2009 WL 4251121 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Daley v. Daley, 2009 WL 66623 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Popel v. Popel, 2008 WL 4552771 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)
  • Khan v. Ansar, 2008 WL 4133872 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)
  • Dailey v. Chermak, 2007 WL 1191695 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Henderson v. Henderson, 2007 WL 1064441 (Minn. Ct. 2007)
  • Nelson v. Nelson, 2006 WL 771888 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)
  • McCulloch v. McCulloch, 2006 WL 538976 (Minn. Ct. 2006)
  • Dailey v. Chermak, 709 N.W.2d 626,629 (Minn. Ct. App.2006)
  • Tollesfrud v. Tollefsrud, 2004 WL 885790 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)
  • In re Marriage of Fritz, 2003 WL 22775395 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Hahn v. Hahn, 2003 WL 347967 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Huft v. Huft, 2003 WL 21525042 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Geske v. Marcolina, 2002 WL 1163721 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • In re Matter of Warrenv. Ruffle, 1997 WL 65508 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997)
  • In re Marriage of Younger v. Lobby, 1996 WL 104759 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
  • Ekblad, On Behalf of N.M. Ekblad, 1996 WL 636214 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
  • Dockter v. Docker, 1995 WL 265046 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995)
  • Redmond v. Redmond, 1994 WL 71360 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994)
  • Redmond v. Redmond, 1994 WL 695037 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994)
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 1990 WL 32420 (Minn. Ct. App. 1990)
  • In re Disciplinary Action Against Pokorny, 453 N.W.2d 345 (Minn. Sup. Ct. 1990)
  • Arholm v. Arholm, 1989 WL 460065 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
  • Skelly v. Skelly, 1989 WL 41794 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
  • Ristad v. Ristad, 1989 WL 14927 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
  • Joneja v. Joneja, 1988 WL 36184 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988)
  • Bovy v. Bovy, 1988 WL 64517 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988)
  • Pekarak v. Wilking, 380 N.W.2d 161 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
  • Wilson v. Wilson, 388 N.W.2d 432 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
  • Mackin v. Mackin, 392 N.W.2d 5 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
  • Yackel v. Yackel, 366 N.W.2d 382 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
  • Vitalis v. Vitalis, 363 N.W.2d 57 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
  • Esposito v. Esposito, 371 N.W.2d 608 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
  • Helland v. Helland, 354 N.W.2d 591 (Minn. Ct. App. 1984)
  • Filkins v. Filkins, 347 N.W.2d 526 (Minn. Ct. App. 1984)

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas – Lawrence, Kansas, B.A., Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
Office Location for Sue Wilson

Two Carlson Parkway
Suite 150
Minneapolis, MN 55447

Phone: 612-340-1405

 

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Last Updated: 2/15/2017

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