DeAnne L. Dulas

Top rated Family Law attorney in Eagan, Minnesota

Sheridan, Dulas & Kins, P.A.
DeAnne L. Dulas
Sheridan, Dulas & Kins, P.A.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1995

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999, 2001, 2005 - 2006
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Sheridan, Dulas & Kins, P.A.

1380 Corporate Center Curve
Suite 320
Eagan, MN 55121 Visit website

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As shareholder and partner at Sheridan, Dulas & Kins, P.A., DeAnne L. Dulas represents clients throughout the state of Minnesota, including Eagan, the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas. She focuses her practice on family law cases that involve the following matters: divorce, alimony, property division, modifications, high net worth divorce, custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, paternity and same-sex family law.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1992, Ms. Dulas earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1995.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Dulas has been dedicated to helping clients resolve family law matters. Taking a comprehensive approach to every case, she understands that the process and needs for each family are different. She provides sound guidance regarding each situation and she advocates for her client's best interests. Ms. Dulas uses collaborative and cooperative techniques to reach a favorable outcome, whether she is litigating on her clients' behalf or working with them outside the courtroom. Ms. Dulas focuses her practice on making sure her clients have all of the information they need to make informed decisions about their options and the pros and cons of those options in the context of their short-term and long-term goals.  Ms. Dulas strives to empower her clients to make informed decisions that will benefit them now and in the future.

In her early career, Ms. Dulas was Minnesota Law & Politics magazine recognized Ms. Dulas on its Rising Stars list multiple times.   Ms. Dulas has presented at CLEs on topics including child support, pre-nuptial agreements and legal ethics. 

Active in the legal community, Ms. Dulas is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the First District Bar Association and the Dakota County Bar Association.  Ms. Dulas was a longstanding member of the First District Ethics Committee and served her final six years on the Committee as the Committee Chair. Ms. Dulas has also served on the Board of Legal Assistance of Dakota County since 2001, serves on its executive committee and is a five-time past-president.   Ms. Dulas was a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers and served on the Judicial Elections committee for many years and also as the Committee Chair.

Ms. Dulas was featured in Attorney at Law Magazine, November 2016 issue of Women in the Law.  For four years, she also hosted a monthly radio show on MY Talk 107.1 on family law issues to educate the public on family law topics from 2016 to 2020.

Ms. Dulas has been honored by Minnesota Monthly's as one of the Top Lawyers in Minnesota in 2023. She was further honored by Minnesota Lawyer and selected as one of the 2023 Top Women in Law in the State of Minnesota.  Ms. Dulas had been a Fellow with the National Association of Distinguished Counsel from 2019 to 2023 and became a Member in 2024. 

 

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1995, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.ssdpa.com/Attorneys/Deanne-L-Dulas.shtml

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Girl Scout Leader and volunteer
  • Volunteer Member of Board of Directors
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, with Honors , 1992
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 1995
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Judicial Election Commitee, 2010
  • Co-chair, Minnesota Women Lawyers Judicial Elections Committee, 2008
  • Former, First District Ethics Committee, Member 2002-2020, 2020
  • Member, Dakota County Bar Association, 1996
  • Chair, First District Ethics Committee 2014-2020, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1996
  • Member, First District Bar Association, 1996
  • Former Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers Judicial Elections Committee 2004-2010, 2010
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1995
  • Minnesota, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1996
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Board of Directors and Five-Time Past President 2001-present, 2001
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Discussion of the new Parenting Expense Adjustment criteria, understanding the practical impact of the new adjustment and pitfalls to avoid in its application., Presenter, The New Parenting Expense Adjustment, Family Law Institute, Legal, 2019
  • The program discussed common reasons for ethical complaints in Minnesota, including a survey of some of the Rules of Professional Conduct implicated by those more common complaints, and the steps to take to avoid inadvertently running afoul of the Rules. The program also revised a set of common scenarios and offer the attendees the chance to consider what they would do and what they should do if in these situations. , Presenter, Top Considerations to Avoid Common Ethical Issues, CLE for Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Legal, 2018
  • A discussion of child support procedures and process from the perspective of private attorneys. The discussion included a discussion of the differences encountered by child support officers and county attorney's when private attorneys are involved in the child support process. Open discussion to help avoid miscommunication and help child support officers and supervisors when dealing with private counsel. , Presenter, Custody and Parenting Time: The Private Attorney Perspective, Minnesota Support & Family Recovery Council, 2018
  • The conference included multiple topics by three presenters. Ms. Dulas spoke on Challenging or Defending the Validity of a Prenuptial Agreement and Drafting and Negotiating Key Provisions in the Agreement., Presenter, Premarital Agreements: The Ultimate Guide, National Business Institute, Legal, 2018
  • Discussion of various types of discovery and considerations for when to use each form of discovery., Presenter, Discovery, Dakota County Law Librarian CLE Series, Legal, 2017
  • Legal Ethics, Presenter, The Ethical Lawyer and the Chamber of Secrets: How to Ethically Work with Self-Represented Litigants and Understanding Ethics Investigations, Minnesota Family Support And Recovery Council, Legal And Child Support Professionals, 2016
  • Legal Ethics, Presenter, Legal Ethics, Office Of Lawyers Professional Responsibility Annual CLE, Legal, 2016
  • Discussion of the use and requirements of Prenuptial Agreements, Presenter, Prenuptial Agreements, Dakota County Law Librarian CLE Series, Legal, 2015
  • Ethics FAQs, Presenter, Ethics FAQs: Answers to Frequently Encountered Ethics Questions, Minnesota State Bar Association and Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, Legal, 2015
  • Presenter, Minnesota Child Support Law, Legal Assistance Of Dakota County, 2009
Honors/Awards:
  • Top Women in Law, Minnesota Lawyer, 2023
  • DeAnne L. Dulas, of Sheridan, Dulas, Hunstad & Kins, P.A., has been selected to the 2024 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation., Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2024
  • Top Lawyer, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2023
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2023
  •  U.S. News -Best Lawyers, "Best Law Firms" for the years 2010 to 2023. , Tier 1 Law Firms, U.S. News, 2023
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2022
  • From 2010 to 2023, Tier 1 Law Firms, U.S. News, 2022
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2021
  • Awarded 2010 to 2023., Tier 1 Law Firms, U.S. News, 2021
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2020
  • Awarded from 2010 to 2023, Tier 1 Law Firms, U.S. News, 2020
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2019
  • Tier 1 Law Firms, U.S. News, 2019
  • Awarded from 2010 to 2023, Tier 1 Law Firms, U.S. News, 2018
  • Who's Who in Family Law, Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, and 2006 , Minnesota Rising Star, Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine, 2006

Office location for DeAnne L. Dulas

1380 Corporate Center Curve
Suite 320
Eagan, MN 55121

Phone: 651-686-8800

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999, 2001, 2005 - 2006

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