Shannon L. Ort

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Maple Grove, MN

Terzich & Ort, LLP
 | 11284 86th Ave. N., Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: 763-391-7412
Fax: 763-391-7589
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A co-founder and partner of Terzich & Ort, LLP, located in Maple Grove, Minnesota, Shannon L. Ort provides innovative solutions to her clients throughout the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metropolitan area. Her practice is focused exclusively in the area of family law, including divorce, property division, child custody and support, and spousal maintenance.

Ms. Ort graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in legal studies and criminal justice from Hamline University in 1998. She then went on to attend what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2001. After graduation, Ms. Ort was an associate with two other law firms before co-founding her current firm. She is admitted to practice before all Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The dedication that Ms. Ort shows to her clients, as well as her high degree of ethics has not gone unrecognized by her fellow attorneys. She has been named to the American Society of Legal Advocates: Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, and she has received an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. Ms. Ort has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America directory.

Ms. Ort is frequently invited to speak to law school students about family law topics. She is an active participant in the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations. Ms. Ort is also a member of the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and gives back to her community by providing pro bono services through the Hennepin County District Court's unbundled legal services program.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce


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

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2011

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About Shannon Ort

Admitted: 2001, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Marquis Who's Who, 2007 - 2008
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2006-2011
  • "Rising Star" by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Top 40 under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law and Politics, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Top Lawyer in Minnesota, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, January 2014
  • Maple Grove, MN Attorney of the Year - 2015
  • Best Lawyers In America - 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Rule 114 family law neutral

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • ABA, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, 2001
  • Wisconsin, 2002
  • Minnesota, 2001

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Hennepin County Unbundled Legal Services Program, 2009 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Speaker at William Mitchell College of Law, 2007

Educational Background:

  • Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A. magna cum laude, Majors: Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, 1998
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Office Location for Shannon L. Ort

11284 86th Ave. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone: 763-391-7412

Fax: 763-391-7589

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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