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Karolina M. Brekken-Hoerl

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Best & Flanagan LLP
60 South Sixth Street, Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-349-5698
Fax: 612-339-5897
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken: English, Polish
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Best & Flanagan LLP, Karolina Brekken-Hoerl focuses her practice on family law matters. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she assists clients throughout the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas who are contemplating or going through a divorce, and who are facing issues such as child custody and visitation, the division of assets and debts, and spousal and child support. In addition to advocating for her clients in the courtroom, Karolina is a certified mediator, and thus she often seeks to help them reach accords through that and other alternative dispute resolution methods.

Other family law matters that Karolina has experience in include paternity disputes, grandparents' rights, post-divorce order enforcement and modifications, and adoptions, and she also helps victims of domestic violence seek protective orders. Her successes have earned her the respect of her fellow attorneys, as evidenced by her receipt of an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

In 2005, Karolina received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College. She then went on to attend what was then known as the William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2008. After graduation, Karolina spent several years with another family law firm before joining Best & Flanagan LLP in December 2017. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Supreme Court of the United States.

An active participant in several legal organizations, Karolina counts among her memberships the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Minnesota State Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She has also provided pro bono services as a volunteer attorney at Tubman, an area nonprofit organization.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Mediation


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022

About Karolina M. Brekken-Hoerl

First Admitted: 2008, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015-current, Super Lawyers
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015-2017
  • Top Women in Minnesota, 2016-current, Super Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Rule 114 Qualified Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Minnesota
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Minnesota Chapter
  • Minnesota Women's Lawyers

Educational Background

  • Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 2005

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Lawyer's Network Pro Bono Attorney., 2019
  • Tubman Family Alliance, Volunteer Attorney


  • “Karolina is easily one of the most superb family law attorneys under 40 that I know. She's incredibly dedicated to her clients, yet advocates for them in a fashion that is widely respected by judges and peers. The results of her efforts end up speaking for themselves.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Karolina M. Brekken-Hoerl

60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-349-5698

Fax: 612-339-5897

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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