R. Leigh Frost

Top rated Family Law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

DeWitt LLP
R. Leigh Frost
DeWitt LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2000

Education: Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006

DeWitt LLP

2100 AT&T Tower
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


As a staunch family law attorney at the Minneapolis, Minnesota, law firm of DeWitt LLP, R. Leigh Frost oversees nearly every aspect of a family law case — from its outset to verdict. With over two decades of legal experience, she is mindful of the emotional effects a family legal issue can have on an individual and strives to achieve their goals in an efficient and cost-effective way. Her areas of practice include:

  • Adoptions and surrogacy
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child custody, visitation and support
  • Spousal support and maintenance
  • Pre- and postnuptial agreements
  • Guardianships

After completing her Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies from the University of Minnesota – College of Liberal Arts in 1993, Ms. Frost obtained her Juris Doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2000. She became authorized to practice law in all the state courts of Minnesota the same year. She is proficient in Swedish.

Ms. Frost holds active memberships in several professional associations such as the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section and the Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court. Furthermore, she served on the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Legislative Committee and functioned as a co-chair and board member of the Ramsey County Bar Association.

In addition to her active practice, Ms. Frost delivers speeches and presentations at many continuing legal education seminars. She actively takes part in the Annual Conference of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and other conferences. She has written vastly and authored scholarly articles for leading journals.

Prior to joining private practice, Ms. Frost spent five years as a public defender, where she gained extensive experience fighting for the rights and best interests of pregnant women and unemancipated teens at parental notification hearings. She also regularly volunteers to provide pro bono legal services and has been a part of the Tubman Safety Project and the Minnesotans United for All Families.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2000, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.dewittllp.com/our-people/leigh-frost

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presenter, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Institute
  • "Dealing with the Challenges of Child Custody," DeWitt Family Law Blog, September 2021, https://www.dewittllp.com/news-education/posts/2021/09/23/dealing-with-the-challenges-of-divorce-and-child-custody
  • "Sending the Kids to School - Questions Many Divorced Parents Face," DeWitt Family Law Blog, September 2021, https://www.dewittllp.com/news-education/posts/2021/09/23/sending-the-kids-to-school---questions-many-divorced-parents-face
  • , Family Law Attorney of the Year (2018) – Tubman Safety Project
  • , Recognized by Chief Justice Gildea for pro bono contributions, 2020
  • , North Star Lawyer Pro Bono All Star (2012 – Present)
  • , Super Lawyer (2020 and 2021) – Family Law
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer, Tubman Safety Project - Pro Bono Attorney
  • Volunteer, John Choi for Ramsey County Attorney campaign, 2009-2010
  • MN United for All Families, Volunteered on campaign 2012 Fall election
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Member and Chancel Choir and bell choir participant
  • Volunteer, Project 515, served on communications committee and speakers’ bureau, 2011–2012
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota – College of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis, Bachelor of Arts, Women’s Studies, 1993
  • Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association since 2000
  • Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, and Participated as Co-Chair of Gala Committee 
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member, Amdahl Inns of Court
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Participated on Life and Law Committee
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Legislative Committee
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, General Policy Committee
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
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  • Board of Directors, Ramsey County Bar Association, 2008
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association,Family Law section, 2000-Present
  • Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Membership Committee of the Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Ramsey County Bar Association, New Lawyer section
  • Member, Douglas K. Amdahl Inns of Court, 2004-Present
  • Co-Chair, Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law section

Office location for R. Leigh Frost

2100 AT&T Tower
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-305-1400


4 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006

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