Cathy E. Gorlin

Top rated Family Law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best & Flanagan LLP
Cathy E. Gorlin
Best & Flanagan LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1978

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 1996 - 2023

Best & Flanagan LLP

60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


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

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1978, Minnesota

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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

Office location for Cathy E. Gorlin

60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-208-2922


28 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 1996 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 100: Women Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007

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