Letty M-S Van Ert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Maplewood, MN

Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC
 | 2109 County Road D East, Maplewood, MN 55109
Phone: 651-771-0050
Fax: 651-771-0850
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Letty M-S Van Ert is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC, representing clients in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Her practice focuses on estate planning and probate, including guardianships, as well as family law issues, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintnance, property division, parenting time and third party custody. Recognized for her public service work with the elderly, victims of domestic abuse and prisoners, she is also qualified to help come up with creative solutions to disputes or disagreements as a Rule 114 qualified neutral.

Ms. Van Ert is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court, along with the state of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law with a Juris Doctor.

A member of the Coon Rapids Rotary Club, the Minnesota Women Lawyers, the Family Law League, the Ramsey County Bar Association’s trust law and family law sections, the Hennepin County Bar Association’s trusts and estates and family law sections, and the elder law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Ms. Van Ert is uniquely empathetic to clients as she has experienced the loss of her own parents. An engaging teacher and speaker, she has taught courses for the Ramsey County Bar CLE as well as community education courses.

Ms. Van Ert is passionate about service, and this is highlighted through her pro bono and volunteer activities with the following organizations: the Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners Clinic, the Hennepin County Pro Se Clinic, the Ramsey County Family Court Pro Se Clinic, the Vulnerable Adults Committee, Wills for Heroes, Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program and the Volunteer Lawyers Network.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2012, 2017 - 2018

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About Letty Van Ert

Admitted: 2008, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.tuftlaw.com/team/letty-van-ert/


  • Named to the list of 2017 and 2012 Minnesota Rising Star attorneys by Minnesota Super Lawyers®
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Family Law League
  • United States Tax Court, 2013
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2008
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vulnerable Adults Committee, 2009-2010
  • Hennepin County Pro Se Clinic, 2016-present
  • Coon Rapids Rotary Club
  • Wills for Heroes, 2009-present
  • Ramsey County Family Court Pro Se Clinic, 2008-2011
  • Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation program, 2009-present
  • Tubman, 2008-2011
  • Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP) Clinic, 2007-2008
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network,2012-present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Top 10 Tips for New Lawyers to Work and Play Well with Others,Hearsay (Spring 2013)
  • Deathbed Deeds, Bench & Bar of Minnesota (March 2012)
  • William Mitchell Law Review Editor, 2007-2008
  • Child Custody, Standby Custodial Agreements, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Ramsey County Bar CLE, 2009
  • Looking Back on the First Couple of Years of Practice,Hearsay (Fall 2013)
  • Estate Planning for the Digital Afterlife, Minnesota State Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section E-Newsletter (Spring 2013)

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa)
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Office Location for Letty M-S Van Ert

2109 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109

Phone: 651-771-0050

Fax: 651-771-0850

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Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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