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Karim G. El-Ghazzawy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

El-Ghazzawy Law Offices, LLC
309 Clifton Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-659-0199
Fax: 612-333-9220
Selected to Super Lawyers: 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2008, 2010 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 1998
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Family Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Karim El-Ghazzawy is the founder and principal of El-Ghazzawy Law Offices, LLC, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Focusing his practice exclusively on family law, including both litigation and alternative dispute resolution, he concentrates on high-asset divorce cases and serves clients in the Twin Cities area and throughout the state in matters involving prenuptial agreements, spousal maintenance claims, complex custody issues, business valuations and property distribution. Mr. El-Ghazzawy has significant appellate experience.

Mr. El-Ghazzawy has been practicing law for over three decades. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in history and Spanish before earning his Juris Doctor at the University of Minnesota Law School. His results-oriented approach has been instrumental in notable verdicts regarding the legality of foreign marriages, opposition to out-of-state relocation by custodial parents, and vacation of an Antenuptial Agreement.

Admitted to practice in Minnesota, Mr. El-Ghazzawy is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.  In recognition of his outstanding legal skills and high ethical standards, Mr. El-Ghazzawy has earned an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell along with recognition from Minnesota Monthly and U.S. News & World Report.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law


24 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2008, 2010 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 1998

About Karim G. El-Ghazzawy

First Admitted: 1986, Minnesota

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Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota Juris Doctor 1986
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri -B.A. Major: History and Spanish


  • Minnesota “Super Lawyer”   Best Lawyers
  • AV rating by Martindale – Hubbell


  • Ackerberg v. Ackerberg
  • Rutz v. Rutz (opposing move out of state by custodial parent)
  •  Ma v. Ma (validity of foreign marriages)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Divorce and Custody Mediator, Minnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education, 1991

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1987
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Office Location for Karim G. El-Ghazzawy

309 Clifton Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-659-0199

Fax: 612-333-9220

Last Updated: 1/4/2022

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