Deborah M. Gallenberg

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Honsa Mara Landry
 | 333 South 7th Street, Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-767-1903
Fax: 612-767-7303
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Deborah M. Gallenberg is an attorney at Honsa Rodd Landry, which serves the residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Hennepin County and surrounding southeastern Minnesota. She focuses her entire practice on family law, and she regularly represents clients' interests in cases involving the following:
    • Divorce
    • Spousal maintenance
    • Child support
    • Custody and parenting time
    • Asset and debt division
    • Division of retirement benefits involving qualified domestic relations orders
    • Appeals
    • Modifications to existing custody, parenting time and support agreements
    • Domestic abuse, including orders for protection
    • Legal separations
    • Harassment orders
    • Paternity
    • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
    • Third-party visitation and grandparent visitation
    Ms. Gallenberg earned a Master of Arts in French studies from New York University in 2001 and began her professional career as a French and Spanish teacher. She decided to further her education and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from University of Minnesota Law School in 2006.
    After her admission to the bar, Ms. Gallenberg served as a law clerk for Minnesota's 4th Judicial District, which serves Hennepin County. In 2011, she joined Honsa & Associates, P.A., so she could focus her work on family law matters. Since joining the firm, she has established a reputation as a dedicated, professional and compassionate family law attorney.
    Ms. Gallenberg is an active member of the legal community. She is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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    About Deborah Gallenberg

    Admitted: 2006, Minnesota

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Cinnaminson Middle School, Cinnaminson, New Jersey, Teacher, French and Spanish, Grades 6-8
    • Open World Program- Delegatation from Republic of Georgia to the Twin Cities, Local Coordinator, October 2012
    • Member, Family Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Member, Association of Family and Concilliation Court
    • State of Minnesota, Law Clerk
    • Member, Family Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Member, Dakota County Bar Association
    • University of Minnesota Law School, Chief of Staff to the Deans, Acting Director of International and Graduate Programs
    • Member, Family Law Section, Ramsey County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Rotary Club of Minneapolis
    • Volunteer Lawyers Network

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Intersection of Rising College Costs and Changes in Family Law (with Marian Saksena and Katie Merkel), The Hennepin Lawyer, November 2010
    • Teach legal writing course, Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing, University of Minnesota Law School, 2019
    • Promoting Access to Justice: The Hennepin County Limited Scope Legal Services Program, (with Sarah F. Novak), Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum, February 2011
    • Ethically and Effectively Working with Pro Se Litigants, (with Walter Burk, Katie Metcher, Judge William H. Kock and Regina Wagner), Family Law Institute, March 2011
    • The Impact of Rising College Costs on Divorce (with Marian Saksena and Katie Merkel), Minnesota CLE, May 2011

    Representative Clients:

    • Rye v. Cook, A14-0002, 2014 Order Opinion (Minn. Ct. App. June 19, 2014)
    • Rye v. Cook, A13-1414, 2014 Lexis 434 (Minn. Ct. App. May 5, 2014)
    • Dokken v. Garlick, A12-1521, 2013 Lexis 547 (Minn. Ct. App. June 17, 2013)
    • Sasse v. Penkert, A14-0440, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. Lexis 126 (Minn. Ct. Appp. February 9, 2015)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing, University of Minnesota Law School, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • New York University, Master of Arts, Major: French Studies, Honors: Dean's List, 2000
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Arts, Major: French, Honors: Dean's List, 2001
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    Office Location for Deborah M. Gallenberg

    333 South 7th Street
    Suite 2300
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Phone: 612-767-1903

    Fax: 612-767-7303

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    Last Updated: 12/11/2019

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