Debra E. Yerigan

Debra E. Yerigan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Messerli | Kramer
 | 1400 Fifth Street Towers, 100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-672-3624
Fax: 612-672-3777
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Debra Yerigan is a shareholder at Messerli & Kramer, P.A. who practices exclusively in the area of family law. She graduated from Hamline University School of Law.

When facing some of the most difficult or complex family matters, it helps to have a professional in your corner who is among the best in her field. Debra demonstrates through her work with clients and her mentorship of other attorneys that she is a highly respected and effective family attorney.

Debra represents clients in cases involving marriage dissolutions, child custody, child support, parenting time, spousal maintenance, property division, post-dissolution, paternity, domestic abuse and antenuptial matters. She has practiced law since 1985.

In addition to serving as an adjudicative qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice, Debra teaches other attorneys regarding family law matters through continuing education courses. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University School of Law and is also a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Certificates and Credentials

About Debra Yerigan

Admitted: 1985, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.messerlikramer.com/attorney/debra-e-yerigan

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law Development Committe, 2016 - present; St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs Advisory Council, 2016 - present; Hamline University School of Law Alumni Board, 2013 - 2015; Board of Governors, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2007 - 2011; Membership Committee, Minnesota Chapter of the AmericanAcademy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006 – 2013, committee chair or co-chair, 2007 - 2013; Court of Appeals Family Mediation Rules Committee, 2010; Divorce Camp Committee, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009 - 2011; Fourth District Ethics Committee, 1997 – 2004; Minnesota Bar Association Mock Trial Coach, 1999 – 2000

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Minnesota CLE:   Preparing for "I don't": New Landmines in Antenupital Agreement Drafting and Enforcement , 2017; Kremer V. Kremer: What's Up With Prenups?, 2017; Bulletproof Prenups: Drafting and Litigating Antenuptial Agreements in a Post-Kremer World, 2017; The Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act: What Family Law Lawyers Need to Know, 2015; Trial Preparation for Your Case in Chief Including Preparation of Your Client for Direct Examination, 2015; Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage and Its Impact on Family Law Practitioners, 2013; Elimination of Bias: Working with Family Law Clients from Diverse Cultures, 2013; Family Law Series: New Family Court Rules, 2012; New Rules! 2012 Amendments to the General Rules of Practice Family Court Procedure, 2012; Advanced Appellate Practice for Family Law Attorneys, 2012; Basic Appellate Practice for Family Law Attorneys, 2012; Basics of Spousal Maintenance, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012; What Lawyers Love and Hate About Mediators and Arbitrators, 2011; The Rules of Family Court Procedure: Are They Changing?, 2010; 20 Rules and Requirements That Minnesota Family Law Lawyer Must Know, 2008; Documents Made Easy: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Civil Contempt Motion Papers, 2007; 10 Pitfalls to Avoid in Family Law Appeals, 2007; Things I Wish I’d Known as a New Family Law Lawyer, 2005; Ethics for Family Law Lawyers, 1999 and 2000. Minnesota Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Divorce Camp Facilitator, 2006 - 2013; There’s a Rules About That, 2012.  Hamline University School of Law:  Uffda! In Minnesota, the Fraudulent Transfers Act (UFTA) Applies to Divorce, 2014; Minnesota Same Sex Marriage and Its Impact on Family Law Practitioners, 2013.  Hennepin County Bar Association:  Preparing for "I don't": New Landmines in Antenuptial Agreement Drafting and Enforcement, 2017: Kremer v. Kremer:  What's Up With Prenups, 2017; Trial Preparation for Your Case in Chief Including Preparation of Your Client for Direct Examination, 2015;Rules of Family Court Procedure, 2012; The Pleasures and Pitfalls of a Career in Family Law, 2003. National Practice Institute: The Brave New World of Family Law, 2002. Lorman Education Services: Everyday Ethics in Minnesota, 2007.

Educational Background:

  • St. Cloud State University, B.A., 1982

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Office Location for Debra E. Yerigan

1400 Fifth Street Towers
100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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