Debra E. Yerigan

Top rated Family Law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Messerli | Kramer
Debra E. Yerigan
Messerli | Kramer

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1985

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2024

Messerli | Kramer

100 South 5th Street
Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


Debra E. Yerigan is an attorney at the law firm Messerli | Kramer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With over 37 years of experience in the legal field, she takes on cases involving family law. She represents clients with divorce, child custody, family law appeals and other family law-related issues. She frequently uses mediation to help resolve cases. 

Admitted to practice in Minnesota, Ms. Yerigan is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. She has immense experience helping people with their divorce proceedings, asset protections, spousal maintenance, valuation of businesses, domestic abuse, nonmarital property, parenting time and so on. She uses her knowledge and skill for the benefit of her clients and is a tireless advocate for their rights. 

Graduating summa cum laude, Ms. Yerigan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University. She studied law at the Hamline University School of Law, graduating cum laude and earning her Juris Doctor in 1985. 

Ms. Yerigan is an active affiliate with her legal community with memberships in the: 

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Minnesota Bar Association’s Family Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association’s Family Law Section
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

In addition, Ms. Yerigan is a member of the Board of Examiners of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Minnesota Chapter. She chairs the Advisory Council of the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs. She has served as an adjunct professor at the Hamline University School of Law and has also lectured at many continuing legal education programs.

Recognized for her professionalism and dedicated legal work, Ms. Yerigan has received many accolades, including an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and being listed as a Recognized Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America. She was also named to the list of Best Lawyers in Minnesota by the Minnesota Monthly magazine. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1985, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Educational Background:
  • St. Cloud State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982

Office location for Debra E. Yerigan

100 South 5th Street
Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-473-1240


27 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2024

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Top 50: Women Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023 Top 100: Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022 Top 100: Women Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009

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