Ryan Schmisek

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Schmisek Law Office PLLC
 | 7900 International Drive, Suite 300
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-219-7745
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007, 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Schmisek Law Office PLLC, Ryan Schmisek represents clients in Minnesota in matters of estate planning, preparation of wills and trusts, divorce, child support, orders for protection, negotiation and preparation of divorce settlement agreements, adoption, premarital agreements, the division of marital debt and property, child custody, and spousal maintenance. With over a decade practicing law, Mr. Schmisek has written appellate briefs for the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals in Minnesota.

Throughout his career, Mr. Schmisek has represented federal employees, military members, and foreign service officers and their spouses. This gives him insight into survivor benefits, division of retired pay and other unique issues that affect these individuals. While he strives to negotiate each case early, he is also prepared to go to trial if necessary to protect the best interests of his clients.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Schmisek attended the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Schmisek is a member of the family law section of the Dakota County Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association. Other professional organizations he is involved with include the Virginia State Bar and the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mr. Schmisek is also experienced in situations involving stock options, federal employment, retirement plans, deferred compensation plans and closely held businesses.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2007, 2011 - 2014

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About Ryan Schmisek

Admitted: 2001, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://schmiseklaw.com/attorney


  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings - AV Preeminent®. The highest possible designation reflecting legal skills and ethics.
  • Included on the Super Lawyers® list in 2016 and 2017
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list in 2007, 2010-2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dakota County Bar Association Family Law Section, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Family Law Section, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Written appellate briefs for the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court


  • Ferrell v. Ferrell, 2014 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1201 http://mn.gov/lawlib/archive/ctapun/2014/opa132005-112414.pdf, 2014
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7900 International Drive
Suite 300
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 952-219-7745

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Last Updated: 5/27/2021

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