Linda A. Olup

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Edina, MN

Olup Law Offices LLC
 | 8000 West 78th Street, Suite 415
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: 952-835-4070
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Attorney Profile

Linda A. Olup is the founder of Olup & Associates, LLC, an Edina-based family law firm offering clients throughout the Twin Cities the counsel they need to make informed decisions about legal matters affecting their families. Linda herself has been a family law attorney for more than 34 years and has substantial experience with virtually every aspect of this field of practice, including child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, stock options, pensions, nonmarital issues, domestic partnerships, mediation, collaborative divorce, early neutral evaluations and parenting expeditor services.

Through 2015 Linda co-authored the Thomson West treatise on family law, which has been used as a reference by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in the Minnesota Super Lawyers listings every year since its inception in 1991. She has also been named one of the Top 40 Family Lawyers and Top 100 Women Lawyers in Minnesota. Linda is also listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Linda was one of the first women admitted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%): Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation


Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

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About Linda Olup

Admitted: 1977, Minnesota

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Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers-Minnesota Law Journal, 1989
  • Consumer's Guide to Law and Leading Attorneys, Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who Among American Women
  • Top 40 Family Law Attorneys in Minnesota
  • Top 100 Women Attorneys in Minnesota
  • Leading Divorce Lawyer, Guidebook to Law and Leading Attorneys, American Research Corp., 1994 - Present
  • Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, 1995 - Present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1983 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed in Federal District Court 1978 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Warren E. Burger Inns of Court, 2001
  • President, Minnesota Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979
  • Minnesota, 1977
  • Emeritus, Warren E. Burger Inns of Court, 2005 - 2013
  • Master, Warren E. Burger Inns of Court, 1990 - 2005
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Urban Debate League, 2003 - Present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1978 - Present
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988 - 2009
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1978 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1980 - Present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1983 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, FORECAST Public Art Works, 2006 - 2008
  • Minnesota Board of Directors, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, 2003 - 2005
  • Hennepin and Ramsey County Family Courts.  Serves as a Moderator in the Moderated Settlement Programs for both counties.  This program provides evaluative mediation services to individuals in family court cases in an effort to assist the Family Court in addressing the increased caseload and decreased financial and other resources

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Stock Options: Beyond the Basics. Third Ed published by The National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Minnesota Family Law , Thomson Reuters (fka West Publishing), 1st, 2nd, 3rd Ed.

Verdicts and Settlements:

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Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Warren E. Burger Inns of Court 1989-2005, 2013- present.  President 2001-02. 


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  • See website

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1972
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Office Location for Linda A. Olup

8000 West 78th Street
Suite 415
Edina, MN 55439

Phone: 952-835-4070


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Last Updated: 3/8/2017

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