M. Sue Wilson

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

M. Sue Wilson Law Offices, PA
 | Two Carlson Parkway, Suite 150
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Phone: 612-340-1405
Fax: 612-340-1912
Selected To Super Lawyers: 1994, 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    M. Sue Wilson is the founder and managing partner of M. Sue Wilson Law Offices, P.A. A highly respected attorney with more than 40 years of experience, Sue concentrates her practice on family law. She represents clients in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, complex marital estates, property valuation, spousal maintenance and other family law-related issues. Strong yet graceful in her approach, Sue lives out her calling to “obtain justice, one person at a time” in every case. She has extensive experience with appeals and has been involved in a number of cases that have set legal precedents.

    An honors graduate of the University of Kansas, Sue earned her law degree from Stanford University Law School. She is admitted to practice in all Minnesota state courts, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Active in professional organizations, Sue is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    Sue’s unyielding commitment to excellence, her persistence, and her compassion have garnered results for thousands of clients and the respect of legal professionals nationwide. She has earned a number of awards throughout her 40-plus-year career, including the Lambda Legal Defense Fund Liberty Award for her groundbreaking work on a landmark case. She enjoys the highest possible rating from respected peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell.

    In addition to her law practice, Sue serves as a financial early neutral evaluator through the Hennepin County Family Court.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 23 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 1994, 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Sue Wilson

    Admitted: 1975, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: http://www.msuewilsonlaw.com/m-sue-wilson/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Winner, Dan J. Bradley Human Rights Award, 1992
    • Minnesota Super Lawyer®
    • Appointed as a financial early neutral evaluator by the Hennepin County 4th Judicial District Family Court Division, 2007
    • Winner, Lambda Legal Defense Fund Liberty Award, 1991
    • Selected as one of the Top 100 Women Super Lawyers® (2005, 2006)
    • Stanford University Law School – Palo Alto, California, Successful Completion of Law and Psychiatry Program (a joint program between Stanford Law School and Stanford Medical School), 1974
    • Leading Minnesota Family Law Attorney
    • Selected for the highest possible rating for attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • US District Court, District of Minnesota
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • International Seminar on Family Law, Barbados, West Indies, Chairperson, 1989
    • Minnesota State Bar, 1975
    • Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, 1987-88
    • United States Supreme Court, 1986
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, Supervising Attorney, 1991-present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer team member for many “Four-Fold Way” seminars with Angeles Arrien, Ph.D

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Family Law Lecturer, Family Law Institute

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Wilson v. Wilson, 388 N.W.2d 432 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
    • Huft v. Huft, 2003 WL 21525042 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
    • Lindsey v. Lindsey, 369 N.W.2d 26 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
    • Joneja v. Joneja, 1988 WL 36184 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988)
    • Tollesfrud v. Tollefsrud, 2004 WL 885790 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)
    • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 382 N.W.2d 861 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
    • Arholm v. Arholm, 1989 WL 460065 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
    • Nelson v. Nelson, 2006 WL 771888 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)
    • Baker v. Baker, 494 N. W.2d 282 (Minn. Sup. Ct. 1992)
    • Redmond v. Redmond, 1994 WL 695037 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994)
    • Khan v. Ansar, 2008 WL 4133872 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)
    • Geseke v. Marcolina 642 N.W.2d 813 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
    • Esposito v. Esposito, 371 N.W.2d 608 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
    • Ekblad, On Behalf of N.M. Ekblad, 1996 WL 636214 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
    • Grossman v. Grossman, 2009 WL 4251121 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
    • Mackin v. Mackin, 392 N.W.2d 5 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
    • Geske v. Marcolina, 2002 WL 1163721 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
    • Hudson v. Hudson, 2014 WL 3397140 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014)
    • Bovy v. Bovy, 1988 WL 64517 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988)
    • In re Marriage of Fritz, 2003 WL 22775395 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
    • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 392 N.W.2d 310 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
    • Skelly v. Skelly, 1989 WL 41794 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
    • McCulloch v. McCulloch, 2006 WL 538976 (Minn. Ct. 2006)
    • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 478 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991)
    • Johnson v. Johnson, 1990 WL 32420 (Minn. Ct. App. 1990)
    • Dailey v. Chermak, 2007 WL 1191695 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)
    • Marriage of Geske v. Marcolina, 642 N.W.2d 62 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
    • Helland v. Helland, 354 N.W.2d 591 (Minn. Ct. App. 1984)
    • Dockter v. Docker, 1995 WL 265046 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995)
    • Daley v. Daley, 2009 WL 66623 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
    • In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 478 N.W. 2d 790
    • Vitalis v. Vitalis, 363 N.W.2d 57 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
    • In re Matter of Warrenv. Ruffle, 1997 WL 65508 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997)
    • Jones v. Jones, 2014 WL 801714 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014)
    • Pekarak v. Wilking, 380 N.W.2d 161 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
    • Hahn v. Hahn, 2003 WL 347967 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
    • Lindsey v. Lindsey, 388 N.W.2d 713 (Minn. Sup. Ct. 1986)
    • Ristad v. Ristad, 1989 WL 14927 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
    • Dailey v. Chermak, 709 N.W.2d 626,629 (Minn. Ct. App.2006)
    • Berens v. Berens, 443 N.W.2d 558 (Minn. Ct. App. 1989)
    • In re Disciplinary Action Against Pokorny, 453 N.W.2d 345 (Minn. Sup. Ct. 1990)
    • Henderson v. Henderson, 2007 WL 1064441 (Minn. Ct. 2007)
    • Redmond v. Redmond, 1999 WL 366591 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999)
    • Filkins v. Filkins, 347 N.W.2d 526 (Minn. Ct. App. 1984)
    • Redmond v. Redmond, 1994 WL 71360 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994)
    • Popel v. Popel, 2008 WL 4552771 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)
    • Soohoo v. Johnson, 731 N.W.2d 815 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)
    • Yackel v. Yackel, 366 N.W.2d 382 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985)
    • In re Marriage of Younger v. Lobby, 1996 WL 104759 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
    • Basting v. Makepeace, 2010 WL 3304297 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Kansas – Lawrence, Kansas, B.A., Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
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    Two Carlson Parkway
    Suite 150
    Minneapolis, MN 55447

    Phone: 612-340-1405

    Fax: 612-340-1912

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