Theresa A. Capistrant

Theresa A. Capistrant

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Capistrant Law, PA
 | One Main Street SE, Suite 206
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-827-6300
Fax: 612-295-0035
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

So many aspects of a family law matter are heart-wrenching and stressful. Anger, sadness, confusion, feelings of betrayal, and distrust can overtake the process making it difficult for a party to focus on their true needs. Traci Capistrant has focused her practice on Family Law for over 25 years. As a part of her family law practice, Traci has handled everything from simple, straightforward divorces, to complex custody and financial litigation in cases involving custody, third-party custody, paternity, dissolution, post decree enforcement, step-parent adoption, child support enforcement/modification, parenting time and custody disputes, and a myriad of other issues that arise in a family situation. Her empathetic approach helps her clients wade through the emotional feelings, while protecting and advocating for them when they are not always able to do so themselves.

While a fierce advocate for her clients, Traci has resolved cases through both settlement and the formal trial process. Traci uses several different methods to get to a resolution for her clients, including Cooperative Practice, early neutral evaluations, mediation, and if needed, litigation. While she can be an aggressive advocate, Traci also works very well with opposing counsel and the courts to avoid high attorney fees and costs, whenever possible. Her focus is on finding a resolution that fits her client’s needs, giving them hands-on input in their case, while keeping dignity in the process.

A 1988 cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Traci has been named in the Super Lawyers list since 2002. She is a volunteer with VLN, a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, and a Social Early Neutral Evaluator for Anoka, Sherburne, Hennepin, Ramsey, & Washington Counties.

About Theresa Capistrant

Admitted: 1988, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://capistrantlaw.com/traci-capistrant/

Honors/Awards:

  • Woman of Outstanding Leadership, The International Women's Leadership Association, 2015
  • Twin Cities' Finest 2012, City Pages Minneapolis, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner, 2012
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of Practice, 2010
  • Social Early Neutral Evaluator, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Hennepin County Bar Association, 1991
  • Founding member of the Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota, 2009
  • Member of AFCC Professional Development Committee, 2018
  • Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, 1991
  • Member of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2010
  • Member of Minnesota State Bar Association, 1988
  • Member of Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota Board, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Clinic Staff Member for Volunteer Lawyer's Network Clinic, 2010
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network Limited Scope Attorney - Assisting assigned clients with single events., 2015
  • Limited Scope Attorney Roster - Ramsey County - providing representation for limited events as assigned by the Court. , 2018
  • Volunteer Mediator for Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Working with Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel, Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, Entrepeneur or Lawyer?, MSBA Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small Firms, 2007
  • Co-Author with Rebecca B. Wong, Orders for Protection: When the Shield Becomes a Sword, MSBA Bench & Bar, 2008
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, Family Law: Hot Topics & the Evolution of the Practice, Metro State University, 2018
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, "Family Law: Ugh! I Could Never be a Family Law Attorney it’s too Emotional - The Complexities of a Family Law Practice", Metro State University, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Preparing for a Family Law Trial, MN CLE, 2014
  • Co-Presenter, Running a Successful Family Law Practice, MN CLE, 2014
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, The Ever Evolving Practice of Family Law, Metro State University, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, Preparing your Client for an Early Neutral Evaluation or Mediation, MN CLE, 2013
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, The Ever-Evolving Practice of Family Law, Metro State University, 2014
  • Presenter, Preparing Financial Statements Quickly & Effectively, Family Law Workshop for Paralegals, 2014
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, The Complexities of a Family Law Practice, Metro State University, 2015
  • Presenter, Running a Successful Family Law Practice, MSBA Family Law Section, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, Working with Clients, Self-Represented Litigants and Opposing Counsel, Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, Child Support 101 - 2018 Paralegal Short Course Series, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education , 2018
  • Co-Presenter, How to Prepare Your Clients for Successful ENEs, Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Child Support 101 - Paralegal Track, Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, Preparing Your Client for SENEs & FENEs, Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017
  • Presenter, Preparing Your Client for SENEs & FENEs , Minnesota State Bar Association, MSBA Family Law Section, 2018
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, "Family Law: Ugh! I Could Never be a Family Law Attorney it’s too Emotional - The Complexities of a Family Law Practice", Metro State University, 2017
  • Panel Member, The Changing Face of Spousal Maintenance, MSBA Solo-Small Firm Section, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, The Fundamentals of Spousal Maintenance, MSBA Family Law Institute, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1985
  • cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1988
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Office Location for Theresa A. Capistrant

One Main Street SE
Suite 206
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Last Updated: 9/14/2019

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