Jack DeWalt

Jack DeWalt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

DeWalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC
 | 330 Second Avenue South, Suite 760
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-361-6180
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Jack has been practicing law for over sixteen years, and during that time he has successfully represented hundreds of clients in all forms of litigation and settlement negotiations at both the district court and appellate levels. His varied background has allowed him the opportunity to litigate cases throughout both metropolitan and greater Minnesota, as well as Wisconsin and in numerous tribal courts. His greatest satisfaction comes from pairing his legal experience and expertise with his clients to create an individual strategy and plan for each case.  

About Jack DeWalt

Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.dcsfamilylaw.com/#!jack-dewalt/crvc

Honors/Awards:

  • Waller Scholarship for Academic Acheivement as a Non-Traditional Student, University of Minnesota; Dean's Scholarship Recipient, Hamline School of Law, 2000-2002

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed to Practice in: Minnesota District Court; Wisconsin Circuit Court; United States District Court for the District of Minnesota; Mille Lacs Band Tribal Court; Prairie Island Indian Community; Tribal Court; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Tribal Court; White Earth Tribal Court; Sac & Fox Tribal Court.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Attorney - Domestic abuse agency referrals Volunteer Judge - Various Moot Court Competitions and Mock Trials Mock Trial Judge  - Hancock Elementary School

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, It's Not Your Father's Law School: FLER as a Catalyst for Change, AFCC 55th Annual Conference, Washington DC 2018; Presenter, Same-Sex Issues in Minnesota Family Law, Minnesota CLE, 2017; Presenter, Property Division and Defaults, Minnesota CLE, 2017; Presenter, Divorce A to Z: ADR and ECM in Minnesota- How to Optimize Outcomes Through Early Intervention, Minnesota CLE, 2017; Updated Property Chapter in MN CLE Divorce Practice Deskbook published in 2017; Co-authored update for County Chapter in MN CLE Divorce Practice Deskbook published in 2017; Presenter for MN CLE at 2017 Family Law Insitute: From the Retainter Agreement to the Attorney Lien: The Best Ways to Deal with Outstanding Client Fees; Presenter for Hennepin County Bar Association: How To Successfully Collect Fees From Clients November 2016; Presenter for Family Law League: View from the Bar October 2016; Co-author of Property and County Chapters in MN CLE Divorce Practice Deskbook published in 2015; Presenter for MN CLCE, How to Handle a Divorce in Minnesota, August 2015; Author of International Practice without a Passport, Hennepin Lawyer, July/August 2015; Presenter, The Trials and Tribulations of the UCCJEA; Guest Expert, Judge Pamela Alexander St. Thomas Law School Extern Class, 2011- present; Ethical Rules and Best Practices to Assist with Avoiding Collections in Family Law Cases, Family Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2012;  Presenter, Practical Estate Planning for the Family Lawyer, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2012; Co-Author, Ethical Rules and Best Practices to Assist with Avoiding Collections in  Family  Law Cases,  Family Law Forum, 2011.

Representative Clients:

  • Letsinger v. Letsinger 2017 WL 2223987; Hicks v. Hicks, 2016 WL 6570273; S.K.S. v. Schut, 216 WL 2616051 (Minn. Ct. App. 2106); Gouette v. Gouette, 2012 WL 4476542; Rodewald v. Taylor, 792 N.W.2d 729 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011); Nasr V. El-Harke, 2011 WL 2175870 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011); In re the Welfare of T.A.M., 2010 WL 520634 (MInn. Ct. App. 2010); Medvedovski v. Medvedovski, 2010 WL 2900321 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010).

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 2018 Spring Semester Adjunct Professor of Family Law, JD Hybrid Program, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; 2017 Fall Semester Adjunct Professor of Family Law, JD Hybrid Program, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; 2017 Spring Semester Adjunct Professor of Family Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; 2015 - Adjunct Professor of Family Law, Hamline School of Law; 2012 - 2014 Adjunct Professor of Family Law, William Mitchell College of Law

Educational Background:

  • 2002 Hamline University School of Law, Juris Doctor; 1999 University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts.   
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Office Location for Jack DeWalt

330 Second Avenue South
Suite 760
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Last Updated: 12/6/2018

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