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Cathy E. Gorlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Best & Flanagan LLP
60 South Sixth Street, Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-208-2922
Fax: 612-339-5897
Selected to Super Lawyers: 1996 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Cathy E. Gorlin is a Minnesota attorney with the Family Law Section of the well-respected law firm of Best & Flanagan LLP. Serving those residing throughout the entire Minneapolis area, she helps her clients find beneficial, sustainable solutions to complex legal concerns. With over 40 years of experience in litigation and negotiation, Ms. Gorlin provides high-quality representation for individuals with the following family law concerns:

·         Marriage dissolutions

·         Post-decree disputes

·         Custody disputes

·         Prenuptial agreements

·         Co-habitation agreements

·         Appeals

Attorney Gorlin is dedicated to the best interests of her clients above all else, and for many, it is possible to resolve family law concerns without litigation. She is extensively experienced in the mediation process and with collaborative law, and she is also familiar with other alternate dispute resolution methods.

Since her graduation from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978, she received admittance to both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Due to her remarkable record of success and client-focused approach, Minnesota Law & Politics named Ms. Gorlin a leading Minnesota attorney.

Further illustrating her exemplary reputation as a leader in her field and successful advocate on behalf of her clients, attorney Gorlin is a highly sought speaker and widely read author on the subject of family law. In addition to memberships in the American Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association, she consistently invests in the improvement of her local community by her involvement with the Volunteer Lawyers Network and the Legal Aid Society.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


27 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 1996 - 2022

About Cathy E. Gorlin

First Admitted: 1978, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association (Family Law Sections)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor, MN Family Law Practice Manual, Lexis
  • Speaker at Divorcing Divas Minnesota, 2011 and 2013


  • Who's Who in the World 1987-1988, Who's Who of American Women 1985-1986; Who's Who in American Law 1987-1988
  • Editor, Author, Minnesota Family Law Practice Manual

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota Law School, JD 1978; Wesleyan University, B.A. Magna Cum Laude 1975; Golden Valley High School, MN 1971

Representative Clients

  • Equal numbers of men and women, seeking a marriage dissolution/ divorce, or interested in post decree modifications to child support or spousal maintence, or seeking enforcement of a Divorce Decree, or interested in advice on any family law matter, including pre and postnuptial agreements, and adoptions;  

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Everyone Wins - Reading Program for Disadvantaged Students, 2008
  • Board Member, Fund for the Legal Aid Society; Board Member, Benefactors Board Of Volunteers Lawyers Network; Volunteers Laywers Network; Reading buddy, Everyone Wins program
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Office Location for Cathy E. Gorlin

60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-208-2922

Fax: 612-339-5897

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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