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Katie E. Merkel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Henschel Moberg P.A.
100 Washington Avenue South, 100 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-326-6008
Fax: 612-333-1200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Katie is a partner with Henschel Moberg practicing exclusively in the area of family law.  She is experienced in issues related to marriage dissolution, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance and complex financial issues including business valuations, non-marital tracing and the division of large marital estates.

Katie has an understanding of the unique dynamics of family law and diligently works to guide clients through the highly emotional process of a family law proceeding.  She is committed to the utilization of alternative dispute resolution process.  Where resolution is not possible and litigation is necessary, she is a tenacious advocate, committed to thoughtful and thorough representation.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
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


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019

About Katie E. Merkel

First Admitted: 2006, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Star list: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Achievement in Volunteer Public Service
  • President's Student Leadership & Service Award, 2002

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Limited Scope Legal Services through Hennepin County Family Court

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Presenter: Your First Divorce, Property Division, Lecturer, Family Law Institute, Family Law Institute, 2021
  • Co-Presenter: The Complete Family Lawyer: Answers to Questions about Property, presented with Ben M. Henschel, Lecturer, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2020
  • Co-Presenter: Your First Minneosta Divorce Case: Property Division, Lecturer, Minnesota Family Law Institute, 2019
  • 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, Facilitator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Minnesota Chapter - Divorce Camp
  • Co-Lecturer: The Complete Family Lawyer: Answers to Questions about Property, co-presented with Ben Henschel, Lecturer, Family Law Institute, 2016
  • "The Complete Family Lawyer's Quick Answer Book," Contributor, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, November 2015, Contributor/Author, Lecturer, 2015
  • "To Marry or Not to Marry: The Choice is Yours in Minnesota," Attorney at Law Magazine, July 2013, Author, 2013
  • "The Impact of Rising College Costs on Divorce,"Co-Lecturer,Minnesota CLE Webcast, May 10, 2011, Lecturer, 2011
  • Co-Author, "The Intersection of Rising College Costs and Changes in Family Law,"The Hennepin Lawyer, October 2010, Author, 2010
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Office Location for Katie E. Merkel

100 Washington Avenue South
100 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-326-6008

Fax: 612-333-1200

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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