Kristy A. Mara

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Honsa & Mara
 | 333 South 7th Street, Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-767-7300
Fax: 612-767-7303
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kristy A. Mara (formerly Kristy Rodd) is a partner at Honsa & Mara in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Mara practices family law and serves clients throughout Minnesota handling matters involving complex divorce, alimony, business valuations, child custody, child support, property division, retirement plan allocation and tax issues.

Ms. Mara has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 1997 and is admitted before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. She represents a diverse range of clients and is committed to creating personalized solutions for those she serves through settlement or litigation.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ms. Mara obtained her law degree from Mitchell-Hamline College of Law. She also has additional credentials, including a board certification as a family law trial advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Mara has authored articles on family law topics for different publications and lectured at continuing legal education seminars. Because of her accomplishments in the legal profession and the area of family law, she has earned a listing in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” several years in a row. In addition, she was inducted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a fellow in 2007.

Outside of her practice, Ms. Mara is involved in various professional organizations. She belongs to the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is a member of the family law section of each of the organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005

American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersNational Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Kristy Mara

Admitted: 1997, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2014-present
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Journal of Law & Politics, 2005
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2016, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Minnesota, 1997
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer, Fellow 2007 – present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro bono attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network, 1997 - Present  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Traveling Abroad After 9-11: Weeding Through the Red Tape", co-authored with Judy Engel, Family Law Forum, 2002
  • “Employer Withholding of Child Support in Minnesota,” co-authored with Judy Engel, FredNEWS: Employment & Labor, December 2010
  • "20/20 Foresight: Strategies for Protecting a Business and its Employees During a Divorce", Corporate Practice Institute CLE, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 2002
  • Presenter, “Family Law Series: The Impact of Immigration on Family Law Matters,” Minnesota CLE, November 2013
  • Co-Presenter, “Effective Use of Financial Experts,” AAML Divorce Camp CLE, September 2013
  • Co-Presenter, “Divorce Law for Estate Planners,” Hennepin County Bar Association CLE, February 2012
  • "Real Estate Transfers After A Divorce," co-authored with Lisa Lindenfelser, Fredrikson & Byron Family Law Focus Newsletter, March, 2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin, B.A., Honors: With Honors, 1992

Industry Groups

  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
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Office Location for Kristy A. Mara

333 South 7th Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-767-7300

Fax: 612-767-7303

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Last Updated: 2/25/2021

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