Victoria Brenner

Top rated Family Law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Victoria Brenner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2004

Education: University of St. Thomas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

2200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


Victoria Jacobson Brenner has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 2004 and serves as a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Focusing her practice solely on family law matters, she takes on areas including, but not limited to: 

·       Divorce

·       Child support

·       Custody and visitation

·       Marital property 

·       Mediation and collaborative law

·       Paternity

·       Prenuptial agreements

·       Same-sex family law

Victoria has immense experience taking on high-profile and high-net-worth cases. She also serves as a Rule 17 guardian ad litem. Recognized for her exceptional legal work, she has a 10 rating on Avvo along with several testimonials from satisfied clients and endorsements and referrals from peers.

With a genuine concern for her clients, Victoria is well-known for her impeccable skill and knowledge when it comes to family law matters. She is empathetic and compassionate and understands the impact that these cases can have on families and children. She aggressively and zealously fights for her client's rights and liberties and helps them plan for the future. 

Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Minnesota. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. While in law school, she was a founding member of the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s student chapter. She also served as a certified student attorney in the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center’s legal department, providing legal aid to domestic violence survivors. 

Ms. Brenner has numerous memberships in prominent legal associations, including the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Family Law League and Minnesota Women Lawyers. 

Actively involved in her community and a firm believer in giving back to society, Ms. Brenner serves as a family law adjunct professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and as the director on law of the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s alumni board. She is a member of the Cooperative Law Group, Collaborative Law Alliance and the Minnesota Justice Foundation. 

Additionally, Ms. Brenner serves as a volunteer attorney with the Hennepin County Limited Scope Legal Services Program, the Chrysalis-Tubman Safety Project and the Ramsey County Veteran’s Limited Scope Legal Services Program. She has written extensively and has lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars on spousal maintenance, attorney ethics, closely held businesses and so on. 

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Director on Law Alumni Board
  • Chrysalis - Volunteer Attorney with Domestic Abuse Program Hennepin County - Family Court Unbundled Legal Services - Volunteer Attorney Ramsey County Limited Scope Legal Services- Volunteer Attorney University of St. Thomas School of Law - Annual Fund Committee AFCC MN Chapter President
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • Ramsey County Veteran’s Limited Scope Legal Services Program – Program Founder, Volunteer Attorney
  • Hennepin County Limited Scope Legal Services Program – Volunteer Attorney
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation, Past Chair
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, B.A.
  • , Recipient, University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumna Achievement Award, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2022
  • Minnesota Lawyer's Top Women in Law celebrates the outstanding achievements of exceptional women in the legal community in Minnesota. These women have become leaders in their practice and are instrumental to their companies' success., Top Woman in Law, Minnesota Lawyer, 2023
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Family Law since 2018., Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney, 2010, Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2010
  • University of St. Thomas Alumna Living the Mission, 2010, Alumna Living the Mission, University of St. Thomas, 2010
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Teach domestic violence law to law school students., Teach Domestic Violence Class - University of St. Thomas School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2024
  •  Victoria will be speaking on Spousal Maintenance and Grandparent Rights at the 2023 Family Law Institute in Minneapolis., Speaker,, Family Law Institute in Minneapolis, 2024
  • In this guide covering 19 jurisdictions, Taft's trends and developments article, "Recent Family Law Issues in Minnesota," explores the latest developments in Minnesota's domestic relations law including, income and property division in long-term divorces; lingering ambiguity in spousal maintenance awards; antenuptial agreement uncertainty; and dealing with a declining population., Co-author, "Recent Family Law Issues in Minnesota", Chambers and Partners' Family Law 2023 Global Practice Guide, Domestic Relations, 2023
  • Family Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Past Adjunct professor
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) - Board Member , 2024
  • Wanton Injustice Legal Detail (WILD) - Board Member, 2024
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – National Chapter member
  • Warren Burger Inns of Court, Past President, 2019-2020, Past Treasurer, current member.
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – Minnesota Chapter, President, 2017 to 2018, current member
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Past Delegate to the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Family Law League
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2007
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, President Elect 2018-2019
  • Minnesota, 2004
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Hennepin County Bar Association Minnesota State Bar Association, 2004

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Ms. Brenner is an exemplary attorney. She is not only knowledgeable, but she is reasonable and truly works towards amicable and amenable solutions for her clients. She is a true leader in the field of family law and strives to ensure that the e best interests of her clients and the children involved in the matters of her clients are met.”

“A professional's professional.”

“Victoria cares about families and works cooperatively with opposing counsel and experts to find real solutions.”

“Victoria is a pleasure to work with. She is reasonable and advocates for her clients in a practical manner that promotes settlement.”

Office location for Victoria Brenner

2200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-977-8400

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