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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Life transitions surrounding parenthood, divorce, or remarriage can be traumatic. When possible, the adversarial aspects of the legal process should be minimized to reduce the impact on those involved. Traci Capistrant has focused her practice on Family Law for over 29 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. While a fierce advocate for her clients, Traci has resolved cases through both settlement and the formal trial process. Her focus is on finding a resolution that fits her client’s needs, giving them hands-on input in their case, and brings them dignity in the process.

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 empathetic approach helps her clients wade through those feelings, while protecting and advocating for them when they are not always able to do so for themselves. She 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.

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:


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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono work for Volunteer Lawyer's Network Clinc; Ramsey and Hennepin County Volunteer Mediator

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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, Preparing Your Client for SENEs & FENEs, Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, Child Support 101 - Paralegal Track, Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, How to Prepare Your Clients for Successful ENEs, Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016
  • Presenter, Running a Successful Family Law Practice, MSBA Family Law Section, 2015
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, The Complexities of a Family Law Practice, Metro State University, 2015
  • Presenter, Preparing Financial Statements Quickly & Effectively, Family Law Workshop for Paralegals, 2014
  • Guest Teacher in Law & the Legal Process course, The Ever-Evolving Practice of Family Law, Metro State University, 2014
  • Co-Presenter, Running a Successful Family Law Practice, MN CLE, 2014
  • Co-Presenter, Preparing for a Family Law Trial, MN CLE, 2014
  • Panel Member, The Changing Face of Spousal Maintenance, MSBA Solo-Small Firm Section, 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, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, The Fundamentals of Spousal Maintenance, MSBA Family Law Institute, 2013
  • Presenter, Working with Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel, Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 2012
  • Co-Author with Rebecca B. Wong, Orders for Protection: When the Shield Becomes a Sword, MSBA Bench & Bar, 2008
  • Co-Presenter, Entrepeneur or Lawyer?, MSBA Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small Firms, 2007

Educational Background:

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

One Main Street SE
Suite 206
Minneapolis, MN 55414


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Last Updated: 6/29/2018

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