Katie E. Merkel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Henschel Moberg Goff, P.A.
 | 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-326-6008
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Katie E. Merkel is an attorney at Henschel Moberg Goff, P.A., located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Devoting her practice to family law, she handles cases involving spousal maintenance, child custody and parenting time, child support, collaborative divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-dissolution matters and more. She represents clients within the Greater Twin Cities area and throughout Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties.

Ms. Merkel received her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Before joining Henschel Moberg Goff, P.A., she served as a law clerk for the Minnesota Judicial Branch's Hennepin County Family Court.

Active in professional organizations, Ms. Merkel is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Family Law League of Minnesota, an organization comprised of practicing family law attorneys within the community. She is also active in pro bono and community work and has been recognized by the Minnesota Justice Foundation for her volunteer work in the public interest.

Committed to professional education, Ms. Merkel has delivered lectures and published articles for legal organizations and journals. In recent years, she wrote an article about Minnesota's changing marriage laws for Attorney at Law Magazine and also co-authored an article on the increasing cost of college and changes in family law, which was published in The Hennepin Lawyer, the official publication of the Hennepin County Bar Association. For a Minnesota continuing legal education program, she also delivered a lecture on how rising college costs are affecting divorce settlements.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): 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

Focus Areas

Family Law: 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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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About Katie Merkel

Admitted: 2006, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.henschelmoberg.com/lawyers/katie-merkel.php

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Star list: 2014, 2015
  • President's Student Leadership & Service Award, 2002
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Achievement in Volunteer Public Service

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Family Law League
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Limited Scope Legal Services through Hennepin County Family Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "The Complete Family Lawyer's Quick Answer Book," Contributor, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, November 2015
  • "The Impact of Rising College Costs on Divorce,"Co-Lecturer,Minnesota CLE Webcast, May 10, 2011
  • Co-Author, "The Intersection of Rising College Costs and Changes in Family Law,"The Hennepin Lawyer, October 2010
  • "To Marry or Not to Marry: The Choice is Yours in Minnesota," Attorney at Law Magazine, July 2013

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2002
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Office Location for Katie E. Merkel

100 Washington Avenue South
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-326-6008

 

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Last Updated: 4/7/2017

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