Laurie Mack-Wagner

Top rated family law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C.
Laurie Mack-Wagner
Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2000

Education: Florida State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C.

150 South Fifth Street
1850 Fifth Street Towers
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website

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Laurie Mack-Wagner is a founding shareholder of Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Laurie focuses on complex civil litigation with a primary emphasis on cases involving family law, divorce and related causes of action. She is also a qualified mediator under Rule 114, which provides a cost-effective option for those parties looking for a neutral professional to assist them with resolving their legal disputes themselves through agreement.

Laurie has been named to the Top 100 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers List. Prior to this award, she has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer since 2011, and in 2013-2015 she was named to the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Laurie is a co-author of and featured in the Amazon best seller, A Cup of Coffee With 10 Leading Attorneys in the United States, Rutherford Publishing House, 2016.

Laurie received her bachelor's degree in business and Spanish in 1991 from Minnesota State University-Mankato, graduating summa cum laude and first in her class of almost 4,000. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 1994, graduating with highest honors and in the top 5 percent of her class.

Laurie began her legal career at the Florida offices of Carlton Fields before joining Barranco Kircher, & Vogelsang, P.A., a Miami-based, boutique litigation firm handling massive family law cases with marital estates averaging several million dollars. In 2000, Laurie returned to Minnesota where she has since focused exclusively on family law matters and related civil litigation.

Practice areas

Family law

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

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1994, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.macksantanalaw.com/our-team/laurie-a-mack-wagner...

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed in Florida as an attorney since 1994.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • First District Bar Association, Vice President, 2013-2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program Judge, 2014-present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2000-present
  • First District Bar Association, 2011
  • First District Bar Association, President, 2014-2015
  • Florida Bar Association, 1994-present
  • Member, Eighth District Bar Association, 2004-present
  • First District Bar Association, Secretary Treasurer, 2012-2013
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2000-present
Educational Background:
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato, Major in Spanish and Business Administration
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Junior Achievement 2010-present (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade JA classes)
  • Prior Lake Rotary Club 2009-present
  • MSBA Mock Trial Judge, 2014
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law and the New Bankruptcy Reform Act, 2006
  • Author for this update for the second edition of this deskbook., Author, Chapter 18, Enforcement and Contempt, MN Divorce Practice Deskbook, second edition, Minnesota CLE, 2021
  • Co-Author of this chapter update to the new third edition this deskbook. , Co-Author, Chapter One, MN Family Law Financial Deskbook, Third Edition, Minnesota CLE, 2020
  • Author of the original chapter and this 2019 Update. , Author, Chapter 18, Enforcement and Contempt, MN Divorce Practice Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2019
  • Co-author of the 2018 update to the Family Law Financial Deskbook., Co-Author, Chapter One, Child Support, Family Law Financial Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2018
  • Co-author of 2016 update to the Family Law Financial Deskbook. , Co-Author, Chapter One, Child Support, Family Law Financial Deskbook Update, Minnesota CLE, 2016
  • Co-presenter for this continuing legal education course. , Co-Presenter, Family Law Finance: Child Support, Minnesota CLE, Minnesota CLE, 2020
  • Co-presenter for this continuing legal education course. , Co-Presenter, Practice Tips: Strategies for Success and Pitfalls to Avoid, Minnesota CLE, 2018
  • Co-presenter for this continuing legal education course. , Co-Presenter, Overview of Your First Divorce, Family Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2021
  • Co-presenter for this continuing legal education course. , Co-Presenter, Overview of Your First Divorce, Family Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2019
  • Co-presenter for this continuing legal education course. , Co-Presenter, Overview of Your First Divorce, Family Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2018
  • Co-presenter for this continuing legal education class at the Family Law Institute., Co-Presenter, Overview of Your First Divorce, Family Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2022
  • Co-presenter for this Continuing Legal Education Course.  , Co-Presenter, Divorce Practice: Enforcement, Contempt, and Closing Out a Divorce File, Minnesota CLE, 2021
  • Original co-author and co-author for all updates since it was first published. , Co-Author, Chapter One Update, Child Support, Family Law Financial Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2022
  • Co-Author for this publication. , Co-Author, Division of A Business in A Marriage Dissolution, Law Watch, Mansfield, Tanick & Cohen, P.A., Volume 17, Issue 2, Summer 2006, 2006
  • Author of this article. , Author, Preparing for the Client's Deposition in Divorce Cases, ABA, Young Lawyers, Family Law Committee, 2009
  • Co-presenter for this event. , Co-Presenter, Orders for Protection; Harassment Restraining Orders, Minnesota Paralegal Association's Annual Convention, 2008 and 2009, 2008
  • Co-Author of this article. , Co-Author, Division of A Business in a Marriage Dissolution, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum, Summer 2007, 2007
  • Co-Presenter for this continuing legal education course. , Co-Presenter, The Basics of Child Support and Spousal Maintenance, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Institute 2009, 2009
  • Co-Presenter, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, The Basics of Child Support, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Institute, 2007
  • Co-author of this chapter. , Co-Author, Child Support (Chapter 1), The Family Law Financial Deskbook (Stephen Denis ed., 1st edition 2008 and updates), Minnesota State Bar Association, 2008
  • Appeared in national magazine to answer St. Paul reader's question regarding the protection and treatment of an inheritance in the context of a possible future dissolution of marriage, Appeared In, Spirit of Money, Body & Soul, September 2007, Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, 2007
  • Moderator for this continuing legal education course. , Moderator, The Basics of Family Law, Minnesota CLE, June 18, 2008, 2008
  • Panel Presenter, Emergency Proceedings: How to Effectively Advocate Emergency Issues in Court and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes, Hennepin County Bar Association, November 13, 2013.  Presented the attorney/litigator's role/viewpoint in process on panel which also included two Hennepin County family court judges and an experienced ADR provider., Panel Presenter, Emergency Proceedings: How to Effectively Advocate Emergency Issues in Court and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law Financial Deskbook Seminar, MN CLE, May 16, 2014, Co-Presenter, Chapter One, Child Support, Family Law Financial Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2014
  • Co-Author, Child Support (Chapter 1), Family Law Financial Deskbook, Stephen G. Dennis ed., 2nd edition, Minnesota CLE, April 2014, Co-Author, Child Support (Chapter 1), Family Law Financial Deskbook, 2014 Update, Minnesota CLE, 2014
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law Financial Matters, panel discussion on the 2012 Child Support Update for the Family Law Financial Deskbook and panel discussion on Common Financial Mistakes that Family Lawyers make in Divorce cases.  MN CLE, May 17, 2012., Panel Presenter, Family Law Financial Matters, panel discussion on the 2012 Child Support Update for the Family Law Financial Deskbook , Minnesota CLE, 2012
  • Moderator, Answer Questions from Participants at Family Law Financial Video Replay, June 17, 2014, MN CLE., Moderator, Family Law Financial Video Replay, Minnesota CLE, 2014
  • Author, Enforcement and Contempt Chapter of the Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook from Minnesota CLE 2015 and 2017 update, Author, Enforcement and Contempt Chapter of the Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, Divorce A to Z, Insider's Guide to Commencing a Family Proceeding, Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • Co-Author, A Cup of Coffee With 10 Leading Attorneys in the United States, Rutherford Publishing House, 2016
Honors/Awards:
  • Best Lawyer in America, 2016
  • With Highest Honors, Top 5% of her Class, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
  • July 2011- July 2022, Paul Harris Society - Prior Lake Rotary Club, Prior Lake Rotary Club
  • Awarded Laurie Membership in the Order of the Coif, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America
  • Who's Who in Minnesota Family Law, 2005-2009
  • Associate Editor, Florida State University Law Review, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

Office location for Laurie Mack-Wagner

150 South Fifth Street
1850 Fifth Street Towers
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-605-0967

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