Barbara J. Gislason

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fridley, MN

Law Office of Barbara J. Gislason
 | 7362 University Avenue NE, Suite 120, Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763-572-9297
Fax: 763-571-1576
Selected To Super Lawyers: 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Animal Law (10%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%)
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    At her firm, the Law Office of Barbara J. Gislason, attorney Barbara Gislason represents clients in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, along with the seven counties in the surrounding area. Her legal practice includes issues of estate planning, entertainment and intellectual property law, animal law and family law. With an Avvo “Superb” rating, she has proven herself to be a fierce advocate for her clients and their best interests.

    At Carleton College, Ms. Gislason graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1974. She then attended William Mitchell College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1980. At both Minneapolis College of Art & Design and Mitchell Hamline School of Law, she has worked as an adjunct professor, and she is a former referee for the Hennepin County District Court.

    Ms. Gislason is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Minnesota Law & Politics selected her as a Top 40 Family Law Attorney and the American Research Corporation named her a Leading American Attorney in art and entertainment law.

    Within many professional legal organizations, Ms. Gislason is an extremely active participant and member. A member of the American Bar Association, she is a member of the Family Law Section, the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and the Intellectual Property Law Section. She is also a member of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Family Law
    • 10%Animal Law
    • 10%Entertainment & Sports
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Intellectual Property
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 1994, 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2009

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    About Barbara Gislason

    Admitted: 1980, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gislason-law.com/attorney/barbara-j-gislason/

    Honors/Awards:

    • American Bar Foundation
    • Monique Raynaud-Contamine Award Winner
    • Selected as a "Top 40" Family Law Attorney by Minnesota Law & Politics
    • Outstanding Achievement Awards
    • Leading American Attorney in Art and Entertainment Law by the American Research Corporation
    • Selected for the Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    • Leading American Attorney

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section (IPLS), Past Chair, Section Task Force Regarding Comments for China's Anti-Monopoly Policy
    • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Council of American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section 2015-2020
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Past State Chair, Law Day
    • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Past Chair, International Committee
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Past Symposium Chair, MSBA Bar Media Committee
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1980
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Family Law:
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section (IPLS), Chair, ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Division IV
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Founding Chair, Animal Law Committee
    • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), President of U.S. Delegation to the Paris-based Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section (IPLS), Liaison to Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), ABA Advisor to Uniform Law Commission Regarding Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
    • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), Chair and Moderator of The Right to Medical Treatment Program at 56th Congress
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Past Chair, Family Law Section Blue Ribbon Panel on Rules of Professional Conduct
    • Minnesota, 1980
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Past Member, MSBA Assembly & Legislative Committee
    • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Past Chair, Copyright Committee
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Past Executive Committee, MSBA Computer Law Section
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1983
    • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), Course Chair for Seminar in Budapest, Hungary in 2014
    • American Bar Association (ABA), Past Liaison, ABA Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Host, Emergency Management Podcasts for Legal TIPS
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section (IPLS), Past Chair, Insurance and Risk Management Committee
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Section Liaison to Uniform Law Commission
    • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), Liaison from ABA Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Past Legislative Committee Member, MSBA Family Law Section
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Past Liaison, ABA Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Past Chair, MSBA Bar Admissions Committee
    • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Representative to State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO/US Bar Liaison Council)
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Founding Chair, MSBA Art & Entertainment Law Section
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Founding Chair, MSBA Animal Law Committee & Section
    • American Bar Association (ABA), Past Chair, ABA Emergency Management in Family Law Task Force
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Past Chair, ABA Animal Disaster Relief Network
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section (IPLS), Past Vice Chair, ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Division VI
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Past Chair, ABA TIPS Intellectual Property Law Committee
    • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), President of Biotechnology Law Working Group
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section (IPLS), Past Co-Chair, Section Task Force on Reverse Payments
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Member, Book Publishing Board

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Minnesota Film Arts Board of Directors
    • Hubert Humphrey (Fulbright) Fellows Host
    • U.S. Department of Justice Advisory Panel
    • American Bar Foundation
    • Minnesota Icelandic Association President
    • Minnesota State Arts Board Advisory Panel
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisor
    • Alexandra House for Battered Women Legal Panel
    • Shakespeare Book Club
    • Minnesota Opera Association Board of Directors
    • Minnesota Animal Disaster Coalition
    • Neighborhood Justice Board of Directors
    • Super Lawyer

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented Paper called Human Hybrids and Chimeras: Exploring the Implications of Biobanks and Pluripotent Cells With Regard to Species Integrity and National Security at 55th Congress, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
    • Presented Paper called The Future of the Mind in Law and Science at 57th Congress, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
    • Pet Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Presenter, Section Spring Meeting, American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Pet Law and Pet Custody Disputes: A New Practice Area Unfolds, for American Bar Association Book Publishing (publication pending)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Quoted in "Posthumous Pet Care Catching On: Animal Lovers Find Alternatives to Trusts," by Amy Forliti, Associated Press
    • Quoted in "Taylors Falls Council Allows Resident to House Dangerous Dog," Chicago County Press
    • Profiled in the article "One Person Can Make a Difference," No Kill Nation: Maddie's Fund Newsletter
    • Featured in Rescued: Saving Animals From Disaster by Allen and Linda Anderson
    • Quoted in "New Breed of Lawyer Gives Every Dog His Day in Court," by Warren St. John, Sunday Styles Section, New York Times
    • Quoted in "The Attraction of Animal Law," by Michelle Lore, Minnesota Lawyer
    • Guest on a variety of radio shows in the U.S. and abroad, including: Discovery Channel, American Public Radio, Australian Public Radio, Pat Miles Show, and Animal Wise Radio
    • Quoted in "Dangerous Dog Allowed Back in Taylors Falls," Standard Press Newspaper
    • Featured in "Pet Project: New ABA Committee on Animal Law Focuses on Post Katrina Rescue Efforts," ABA Journal, 2005
    • Quoted in "Animal Law Comes Into Its Own," by Patricia Collier, Animal Planet News
    • Quoted in "Speaking up for Animals: Lawyers Organize a Network for Better Management and Protection of Companion Animals in Disaster Situations," by Bliss Foster, Bark: The Modern Dog Culture Magazine
    • Quoted in "Splitting Couples Snarl Over Furry Friends," by Catherine Donaldson-Evans, Fox News
    • Quoted in "Dubbed Dangerous Dog Returned to Owner," Inter-County Leader
    • Appeared in "Left Behind Without a Choice," a documentary by Kim Walsh on Katrina animals, 2008
    • Quoted in "Are You Ready? Don't Wait for Disaster to Strike--Create an Evacuation Plan for Your Dog," by MaryAnn Mott, DogFancy; Featured in cover story, "A Malpractice Doctrine," DVM Newsmagazine, 2007
    • Quoted in "Legal World Going to the Dogs--and Cats and Cows and Deer and Tigers," by Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune, 2004
    • Profiled in "Animal Instincts," Minnesota Law & Politics
    • Interviewed for Equine Veterinary Management on the subject of Veterinary Malpractice

    Educational Background:

    • Carleton College, Northfield, MN, B.A., 1974

    Industry Groups

    • Animal Law
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    Office Location for Barbara J. Gislason

    7362 University Avenue NE, Suite 120
    Fridley, MN 55432

    Phone: 763-572-9297

    Fax: 763-571-1576

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