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Joy N. Beitzel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
111 N Fifth St, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-332-1441
Fax: 612-334-5755
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Family Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Joy N. Beitzel is a Staff Attorney at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, where she focuses her practice on divorce and other family law matters. Her clients come primarily from Hennepin County. Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Beitzel has been admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts since 2014.

The majority of Ms. Beitzel's practice involved the representation of people whose marriages are coming to an end. In that regard, she provides advice and counsel on a variety of divorce-related legal issues, including child custody and visitation, the division of marital assets and debts, and spousal and child support. A forceful courtroom advocate when litigation is necessary or advisable, Ms. Beitzel often helps clients attempt to reach an accord on these matters through the negotiation of comprehensive settlement agreements. In addition to her matrimonial caseload, Ms. Beitzel works with clients who have already had their marriages legally dissolved and who are now petitioning the court for the enforcement of or modifications to existing support or parenting orders, and she has also handled paternity actions.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Beitzel attended Wheaton College in Illinois, where she majored in international relations and Spanish and earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in 2010. During college, she spent several months in Honduras, where she researched land titles and other property rights. Ms. Beitzel then pursued her legal education at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, and she was a certified student attorney with the Ramsey County Attorney's Office and clerked for Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services before being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2014.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Joy N. Beitzel

First Admitted: 2014, Minnesota


  • Participant, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Winning Civil Rights Appeal


  • Nordstrom v. Ryan, 762 F.3d 903 (9th Cir.), 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Children's Law Center: volunteer attorney for children in the juvenile protection system (6 clients to date since 2016), 2017
  • Safe Families for Children
  • Law Clerk, Minnesota Justice Foundation, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network: Represent clients in dissolution matters (four clients to date since 2014), 2017
  • Hennepin County Unbundled Services: Represent clients as limited scope attorney in alternative dispute resolution (2 clients to date), 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota, 2014

Educational Background

  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, summa cum laude, B.A., Major in International Relations, Spanish, Honors : Certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources, 2010
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Office Location for Joy N. Beitzel

111 N Fifth St
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-332-1441

Fax: 612-334-5755

Last Updated: 10/13/2021

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