John R. Schulz

John R. Schulz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered
 | 800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 2600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-338-2525
Fax: 612-339-2386
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney with extensive experience in both family law and civil litigation, John R. Schulz is dedicated to serving clients with professionalism and creativity. A shareholder with McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered, Mr. Schulz handles trial and appellate cases for professionals and businesses in Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities metropolitan area and surrounding regions of Minnesota.

Mr. Schulz graduated magna cum laude from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Before pursuing his legal education and law practice, he worked in housing regulation, serving on the staff of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and as the executive director of a rural Minnesota county’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Mr. Schulz was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1983 and the Wisconsin bar in 1996. He has been certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. An experienced appellate lawyer, he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

As a qualified neutral in Minnesota, Mr. Schulz is a strong supporter of alternative dispute resolution, a growing field that seeks to offer mediation, arbitration and other creative and collaborative solutions instead of using the expensive and adversarial judicial system to resolve legal disputes. He serves as a mediator and arbitrator in a range of different types of cases.

Mr. Schulz is active in community and professional organizations and pro bono work. He has served as president of the Conflict Resolution Minnesota and the Minnesota Association of Mediators and has served on the District Ethics Committee for the Ramsey County Bar Association.

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

About John Schulz

Admitted: 1983, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Qualified Mediator/Arbitrator

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • State of Wisconsin, 1996
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Ramsey Bar Association
  • State of Minnesota, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Executive Director, Swift County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • Past President, Minnesota Association of Mediators and Conflict Resolution Minnesota
  • Ramsey County Bar Association District Ethics Committee from 1989 - 2002
  • Staff, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Representative Clients:

  • Numerous individuals and business.

Educational Background:

  • Concordia College, B.A., Magna Cum LaudeWilliam Mitchell College of Law, J.A.
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Office Location for John R. Schulz

800 Nicollet Mall
Suite 2600
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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