Eva Cheney-Hatcher

Eva Cheney-Hatcher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Apple Valley, MN

Cheney-Hatcher & McKenzie Dispute Resolution Center
 | 14800 Galaxie Avenue, Suite 301
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 952-314-1814
Fax: 952-392-3654
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Eva Cheney-Hatcher is a respected Attorney and Qualified Rule 114 Neutral with over 27 years of experience.  She graduated from Sioux Falls University in South Dakota, Summa Cum Laude, with degrees in English and Business. She was a member of the Honors Society, and named as an Outstanding College Student of America. She attended the University of South Dakota School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate, was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing, a Law School Foundation Academic Scholarship, and was recognized by the Who's Who Among American Law Students.

Ms. Cheney-Hatcher was admitted to the South Dakota Bar in 1991 and practiced in several areas of law, including family law, business law, probate, estate planning, bankruptcy, real estate, criminal law, and administrative law.  In 1999, she relocated to Pennsylvania and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar that same year and worked for the Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs as legal counsel to several professional licensing boards.  In 2001, Ms. Cheney-Hatcher was admitted to the Minnesota bar. For the past fifteen (15) years she has practiced in the area of family law exclusively.   She is an experienced trial attorney, and has represented clients with complex marital estates, financial issues, and custody disputes.     

Ms. Cheney-Hatcher is also an experienced Qualified Rule 114 Neutral and since 2009 has focused her practice exclusively in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She began providing Mediation services in 1995 after she obtained her original 40-hour Family Law Mediation Training. Since that time, she has completed additional, extensive training and continuing education in the areas of Civil Law Mediation, Family Law Mediation, Employment Law Mediation, Elder Law Mediation, Multi-Party Dipsute Resolution, Arbitration, Consensual Special Magistrate, Cutody Evaluations, Parenting Consultant, and High Conflict Dispute Resolution.  In 1997 and 1998 she was chosen by the American Bar Association to receive Peer Mediation training, a pilot program to bring mediation into high schools.  Ms. Cheney-Hatcher was one of three professionals who developed and implemented the first Peer Mediation program in a South Dakota high school setting.  She provides a variety of services for resolving issues without the financial and emotional cost of trial.  As a Neutral, she assists parties as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Early Neutral Evaluator, Parenting Consultant, Parenting Time Expeditor, Custody Evaluator, and Consensual Special Magistrate.

Ms. Cheney-Hatcher is currently licensed in Minnesota, South Dakota and Pennsylvania in both state and federal courts. She is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association; Dakota County Bar Association; First District Bar Association, and South Dakota Bar Association. She also holds membership in several professional alternative dispute resolution organizations including the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR); the Minnesota State Bar Association-Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), (both National and State organizations), an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict.  Ms. Cheney-Hatcher also lectures on topics pertaining to family law, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Committed to giving back to her community, Ms. Cheney-Hatcher has participated in numerous organizations and local projects over the course of her professional career, and continues to do so through the present time.

About Eva Cheney-Hatcher

Admitted: 1991, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.chmdrc.com/Eva-Cheney-Hatcher.cfm


  • Multiple Service Awards-Rotary
  • Multiple Paul Harris Awards-Rotary
  • Outstanding College Students of America
  • Honors Society-Sioux Falls University
  • Law School Foundation-Academic Scholarship
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 1999
  • Admitted to South Dakota Bar, 1991
  • Qualified Rule 114 Neutral
  • Admitted to Minnesota Bar- 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Academy of Family and Conciliation Courts:  National and State memberships
  • Association of Confict Resolution:  National and State memberships
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • First District Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association:  Dispute Resolution Section; Family Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Rotary Club of Apple Valley (officer and member) Involved in student mentor program; exchange student host family; and various community activities and programs supported by Rotary.
  • All Saints Church (member and volunteer)
  • Volunteer-Dakota County Self Help Center
  • Volunteer-Legal Assistance of Dakota County

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Health Laws of Pennsylvania- Contributing Author.  2000.  This publication integrates the laws governing healthcare facilities, prividers, insurers, plans, professionals and consumers into a single resource, organized by subject rather than agency.  , , , Pennsylvania Bar Institute-PBI Press
  • Presenter-Divorce Day Camp-Forseeable Post-decree Parenting Issues,s Strategies and Resolutions
  • Presenter:  Children's Justice Conference
  • Presenter-South Dakota State Bar Association:  What is Mediation?
  • Presentation:  Preparing for Divorce:  Discussion of the Stages and Issues of a Dissolution
  • CLE Presentation(s): Taking the Mystery Out of Family Law ADR
  • CLE Presentation:  Alternative Dispute Resolution:  What is it?  Why use it?
  • Presenter-Family Law Institute:  Law office Technology: Creating and maintaining electronic client files.

Educational Background:

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, 1991
  • Sioux Falls University, Summa Cum Laude, 1899
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Office Location for Eva Cheney-Hatcher

14800 Galaxie Avenue
Suite 301
Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Last Updated: 3/4/2019

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