Anne M. Honsa

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Honsa Rodd Landry
 | 333 South 7th Street, Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-767-7300
Fax: 612-767-7303
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Anne M. Honsa serves clients in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Twin Cities, metro area with their needs in family law. In her 32 years of practice, she has established a reputation for detailed case management and a track record of strong advocacy in complex family law cases that deal with finances, alimony/spousal maintenance, business valuation and property division. Fellow attorneys have honored her with the top rating of AV Preeminent* in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which speaks to her high professional standards, knowledge of the law and integrity.

After Ms. Honsa received her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, she was admitted to practice before Minnesota State Bar, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court for Minnesota.

Ms. Honsa's peers have recognized her contributions and professionalism to the legal field by including her in The Best Lawyers in America**. She was recognized as a Top 100 Female Attorney from 2005 to 2009. Ms. Honsa has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Female Super Lawyers and a Top 40 Family Law Super Lawyers since 2005. Ms. Honsa was selected as one of the Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year in 2015.

Ms. Honsa belongs to several professional organizations, including the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, Dakota County Bar Association, the Volunteer Lawyers Network, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Court.  She is Board Certified in Family Law Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. 

She also served as the the Leadership Committee co-chair for the Minnesota Women Lawyers. Ms. Honsa is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a past President of the Minnesota Chapter. She is also a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America.  In 2013, Ms. Honsa was appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Lawyer's Professional Responsibility Board for a three year term and reappointed for second three year term in 2016.  

*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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Anne Honsa

Admitted: 1988, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.honsalaw.com/attorneys/anne.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for High Professional and Legal Standards and Ethics
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Lawyer's Professional Responsibility Board for a 3 year term in 2013
  • Recognized in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Selected by peers as one of the Best Lawyers of America® in Family Law—2010 to present
  • Reppointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility Board for a second 3 year term in 2016
  • Achieved an AV Rating, the highest level received by an attorney, in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Board Certified in Family Law Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, currently serving as the President of the Minnesota Chapter
  • Honored as one of the 2015 Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. District Court for Minnesota
  • State of Minnesota          
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community
  • U.S. Tax Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member, Ethics Committee, Fourth District (Hennepin County), 1998 - 2010
  • Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Vice President, External Relations, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012-2015
  • Co-Chair, Membership/Menotring Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011-2015
  • Member, Family Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Leadership Committee, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2010-2016
  • Past Co-Chair, Executive Committee, Hennepin County Bar Association, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Family Law Section, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community
  • Member, Family Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Programs Committee, Hennepin County Bar Association, 1998 - 1999
  • U.S. District Court for Minnesota
  • Vice-Chair, Ethics Committee, Fourth District (Hennepin County), 2006 - 2010
  • State of Minnesota
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • President, Minnesota Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2015-2017)
  • Member , Family Law Executive Committee, Hennepin County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Elements of Starting or Running a Small or Solo Practice, March 1996
  • Guest Speaker, William Mitchell College of Law, Family Law Class, November, 2008
  • Guest Speaker, William Mitchell College of Law, Family Law Class, April, 2009
  • Guest Speaker, William Mitchell College of Law, Family Law Class, November, 2009
  • Presenter,  Property Division Issues in these Economic Times, Presented with Kevin McGrath, Minnesota Judiciary Conference 2012
  • Presenter, Three Pieces of Paper,  Divorce Camp- Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, September 2013

Representative Clients:

  • Rye v. Cook, No. A14-0002, 2014 Order Opinion (Minn. Ct. App. June 19, 2014)
  • Moskal v. Moskal, No. C2-99-580, 1999 LEXIS 1353, Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 1999
  • Dewall n/k/a Frederickson v. Dewall, No. A05-195, 2005 LEXIS 403, Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 25, 2005
  • Gallagher v. Ramsay, No. A10-2149, 2012 Lexis 33, Minn. Ct. App. January 17, 2012
  • Rye v. Cook, No. A13-1414, 2014 Lexus 434 (Minn. Ct. App. May 5, 2014)
  • Sayer v. Sayer, No. C3-99-426, 1999 LEXIS 1260, Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 30, 1999
  • Doom v. Doom, No. A03-740, 2004 WL 614574, Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 30 2004
  • Grossman v. Grossman, No. A09-306, 2009 LEXIS 1258, Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 1, 2009
  • Dokken v. Garlick, No. A12-1521, 2013 Lexis 547 (Minn. Ct. App. June 17, 2013)
  • Doom v. Doom, No. C1-01-54, 2001 LEXIS 645, Minn. Ct. App. June 12, 2001
  • Branz v. Branz, No. A05-2222, 2006 WL 2676417, Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 19, 2006
  • Sheid v. Scavezze, No. A11-931, 2012 Lexis 213, Minn. Ct. App. March 19, 2012

Educational Background:

  • College of St. Thomas, B.S., 1984
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333 South 7th Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-767-7300

Fax: 612-767-7303

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