Michael H. Fink

Top rated Family Law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Michael Fink Law, PA
Michael H. Fink
Michael Fink Law, PA

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2012

Education: New England Law | Boston

Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

Michael Fink Law, PA

310 4th Ave S
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415 Visit website


Michael H. Fink, the sole practitioner at Michael Fink Law, PA, dedicates his practice to the resolution of family law issues in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Fink guides his clients through every aspect of marital dissolution, including divorce, child custody and parenting time, child support and spousal maintenance. In high demand as a speaker at professional conferences, Mr. Fink shares his expertise and insight at numerous events since 2014, focusing primarily on topics such as evidence and discovery in divorce and various topics designed to educate paralegals on the complexities of divorce litigation.

Growing up in Minnesota, Mr. Fink acquired a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1978 and a Master of Public Affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs in 2009. Subsequently, he received his Juris Doctor from New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating cum laude in 2012. Mr. Fink has been a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a member of the Family Law section of the Hennepin County Bar Association, respectively, since 2012.

Mr. Fink’s success as an attorney was preordained by his academic success during law school. He received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the prestigious New England Scholar award during his tenure at New England Law. Mr. Fink first works to arrive at a negotiated settlement that is fair but is undeterred by litigation and prepares each case as if it were destined for the courtroom. Mr. Fink has had notable success in cases where a father was awarded spousal maintenance and one where an out-of-state father was awarded seven consecutive months of parenting time in the father’s home state.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Living Wills, Marital Property, Name Change, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Wills

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2012, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.michaelfinklaw.com/about-me/

  • CALI Award Contracts, 2010
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-2018
  • New England Scholar, 2009-2010
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section - Legislative Committee volunteer  , 2018
  • Student Bar Association Class Representative, 2009 – 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Theater, 1978
  • New England Law | Boston Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2012
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Master of Public Affairs, 2009
  • Drafted settlement contract for multi-million dollar divorce settlement Drafted stipulation awarding more parenting time for the father  , 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Drafted and presented a 90 minute nationwide webcast regarding discovery in divorce and the roll of the paralegal in the process, Lecturer, Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2018
  • Drafted written materials and lectured on Drafting Discovery Requests and Responses, Information to Obtain from Clients, Scope and Timing of Discovery, Effective Interrogatories and Requests for Documents, Admissions, Responding to Discovery Requests, Assisting Attorney's with Depositions, Organizing Discovery Documents, Illustartive Exhibits; E-Discovery - jSocial Mediat, Smargphones, Tablets, and more.  , Lecturer, Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2017
  • Drafted written materials and lectured on Child Support and Child Custody Issues, Drafting Parenting plans, Working with Child Custody Experts, Enforcement of Child Support Orders, and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.  , Video Lecturer, Paralegals Guide to Divorce Cases , Institute for Paralegal Education , 2018
  • Prepared written materials and lectured on Discovery, Child Support and Custody Issues, and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders., Video Lecturer, Boot Camp for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2016
  • Lectured on Discovery procedures, Model Letter and Motions, Witness Testimony and Evidence in Depositions and Trial., Video Lecturer, Discovery and Evidence in Divorce, National Business Institute, 2016
  • Drafted written materials and lectured on Discovery in Divorce Cases, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and Ethical Considerations in Divorce.   , Video Lecturer, Divorce A-Z for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2015
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Attorney, Ramsey County Unrepresented Parties Family Law Clinic - Answer questions and provide legal advice to family law litigants who cannot afford an attorney. Served this clinic for 4 years, 2018
  • Volunteer Attorney, Tubman Center, 2015
Representative Clients:
  • Won permanent sole legal and sole physical custody for a Father who had not been allowed by Mother to see his son for over 2 years., 2018
  • Won temporary sole legal and sole physical custody for Father due to Mother's substance abuse problems.  , 2018
  • Won in crease to Equal Parenting Time for the father of a 4 year old son.  , 2018
Industry Groups:
  • American Bar Association
  • Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts
  • Minnesota Bar Association

Office location for Michael H. Fink

310 4th Ave S
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-800-8076


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

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