Barbara J. Gislason

Attorney Profile

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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%),
  • Animal Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

A true pioneer and founder of the Barbara J. Gislason Law Office, Ms. Gislason has paved the way for a brighter future for thousands of clients in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. She has spent decades handling family law cases that involve issues such as custody and divorce. Additionally, Ms. Gislason has significantly contributed to the development of animal law, specifically addressing matters such as pet and livestock distributions, and their valuation in divorce.

A published author, Ms. Gislason has been acknowledged in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times. On "Dr. Phil," Dr. Phil McGraw dubbed her as "the top animal advocate in the country," and she is frequently asked to lecture on topics related to this practice area. Ms. Gislason is a member of the American Bar Association's Family Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice sections; the Minnesota State Bar Association; and the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association.

Today, Ms. Gislason has earned the respect of clients, peers and the legal industry. She holds an Avvo "Superb" rating, and Minnesota Law & Politics magazine has listed her as a Top 40 Family Law Attorney.

Having more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Gislason has appeared in local courts and at the negotiation table on behalf of thousands of clients. She offers a compassionate ear for listening to a client's concerns and then knows how to plan for what the future may hold.

Before launching a successful, decadeslong legal career, Ms. Gislason earned a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in 1974. She then received a Juris Doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1980.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Intellectual Property (10%): Intellectual Property Law

Entertainment & Sports (10%)

Animal Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Intellectual Property: Intellectual Property Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009

Email Me

To: Barbara J. Gislason
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Barbara Gislason

Admitted: 1980, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.gislason-law.com/Barbara-J-Gislason/Barbara-J-Gis...

Honors and Awards:

  • Leading American Attorney in Art and Entertainment Law by the American Research Corporation
  • Selected as a "Top 40" Family Law Attorney by Minnesota Law & Politics
  • Selected for the Minnesota Super Lawyers List
  • Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • Leading American Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and 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:

  • 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
  • Featured in "Pet Project: New ABA Committee on Animal Law Focuses on Post Katrina Rescue Efforts," ABA Journal, 2005
  • Quoted in "Legal World Going to the Dogs--and Cats and Cows and Deer and Tigers," by Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune, 2004
  • Quoted in "Splitting Couples Snarl Over Furry Friends," by Catherine Donaldson-Evans, Fox News
  • Quoted in "Animal Law Comes Into Its Own," by Patricia Collier, Animal Planet News
  • Quoted in "Posthumous Pet Care Catching On: Animal Lovers Find Alternatives to Trusts," by Amy Forliti, Associated Press
  • Quoted in "The Attraction of Animal Law," by Michelle Lore, Minnesota Lawyer
  • Profiled in the article "One Person Can Make a Difference," No Kill Nation: Maddie's Fund Newsletter
  • 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
  • Interviewed for Equine Veterinary Management on the subject of Veterinary Malpractice
  • 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 "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
  • Profiled in "Animal Instincts," Minnesota Law & Politics
  • Featured in Rescued: Saving Animals From Disaster by Allen and Linda Anderson
  • Quoted in "Dubbed Dangerous Dog Returned to Owner," Inter-County Leader
  • Quoted in "Taylors Falls Council Allows Resident to House Dangerous Dog," Chisago County Press
  • Quoted in "Dangerous Dog Allowed Back in Taylors Falls," Standard Press Newspaper

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Animal Law
  • Find Me Online
    Office Location for Barbara J. Gislason

    7362 University Avenue NE, Suite 120
    Fridley, MN 55432

    Phone: 763-572-9297

     

    Barbara J. Gislason:

    Last Updated: 11/21/2016

    Page Generated: 0.22741389274597 sec