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Laura K. Fretland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Dove Fretland, PLLP
5881 Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 952-234-2163
Fax: 952-545-1793
Selected to Super Lawyers: 1998 - 2000, 2005 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Family Law (90%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Laura K. Fretland is a family law attorney and partner at the law firm of Dove Fretland PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Fretland concentrates her practice on family law and represents clients in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota. She has been practicing law for over 35 years and has a wide range of experience with collaborative law, negotiation, mediation and litigation of complex family law matters involving child custody, divorce and property division.

Ms. Fretland’s background enables her to develop the most beneficial solutions to resolve family law issues based on each family’s specific situation. Recognizing her successful career and contributions to the legal profession, Best Lawyers named her one of “Minnesota’s Best Lawyers” multiple years in a row.

Outside of her practice, Ms. Fretland writes and lectures for attorneys on topics, including antenuptial agreements, divorce and elder law. She is an active member and former co-chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section and the Collaborative Law Institute. She also belongs to the Hennepin County Bar Association.

A summa cum laude graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, Ms. Fretland went on to receive her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. While attending law school, she was a member of the Minnesota Law Review.

Following law school, Ms. Fretland passed the Minnesota bar examination and obtained her license to practice law. She is qualified to practice and appear on behalf of clients before all Minnesota state courts.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

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


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 1998 - 2000, 2005 - 2021

About Laura K. Fretland

First Admitted: 1983, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers 6 years
  • Top Women Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, 2005-2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Collaborative Law Institute
  • Minnesota, 1983

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Taught Ante Nuptial Agreements and Elder Law, CLE

Educational Background

  • Concordia College, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 1980
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Office Location for Laura K. Fretland

5881 Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Phone: 952-234-2163

Fax: 952-545-1793

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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