J. Lee Novelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Novelli Law Office, P.A.
 | 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 1320
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-235-5976
Fax: 612-767-6479
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Norwegian
    Attorney Profile

    J. Lee Novelli is the founder of Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Novelli Law Office, P.A. Focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, she represents clients throughout the greater Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan region. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota and New York state courts, Ms. Novelli has earned the high regard of her colleagues who have given her a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo in recognition of her successful track record and high degree of ethics.

    A significant portion of Ms. Novelli's practice involves the representation of clients who are contemplating or going through a divorce. In this regard, she provides advice and counsel on such related issues as child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of complex marital assets and debts. Trained in mediation and listed on the State Court Administrator's Rule 114 Neutral Roster, Ms. Novelli's background in this alternative dispute resolution method often comes into play when she is helping her clients attempt to reach an agreement on those matters without having to undergo a lengthy and sometimes bitter court battle. In addition to her matrimonial cases, her family law experience has encompassed paternity establishment and disputes, the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, and the obtaining of protective orders for clients who have been the victims of domestic violence.

    Ms. Novelli pursued her undergraduate education at The Ohio State University, where she majored in English literature and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1995. She then went on to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1999. Ms. Novelli's professional memberships include the Family Law Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Appeals

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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    About Lee Novelli

    Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: https://www.novellilaw.com/attorney-profile/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyer, 2015-2019
    • Rising Star, 2011-2012

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
    • Minnesota, 2004
    • New York, 2000
    • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Subcommitte, 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Hennepin County Unbundled Legal Services Program, 2009
    • Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program, Pro Bono Attorney
    • Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, Volunteer Attorney

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Family Law Institute

    Educational Background:

    • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A., Honors: With Honors, Major: English Literature, 1995

    Industry Groups

    • Family Law
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    Office Location for J. Lee Novelli

    150 South Fifth Street
    Suite 1320
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Phone: 612-235-5976

    Fax: 612-767-6479

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