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Victoria Brenner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
2200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-977-8400
Fax: 612-977-8650
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Family Law, Professional Liability: Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Russian
Attorney Profile

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

Ms. Brenner 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, Ms. Brenner 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 clients’ rights and liberties and helps them plan for the future. 

Ms. Brenner 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
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

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


8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014

About Victoria Brenner

First Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Family Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Adjunct professor

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – National Chapter
  • Warren Burger Inns of Court, Treasurer
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – Minnesota Chapter, President, 2017 to 2018
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Delegate to the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Family Law League
  • Cooperative Law Group, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2007
  • Collaborative Law Alliance
  • AFCC, Immediate Past President & Board Member
  • 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

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


  • Rising Star, 2011-12, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, 2015-2018
  • Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney, 2010
  • University of St. Thomas Alumna Living the Mission, 2010

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, B.A.


  • “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.”

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

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Office Location for Victoria Brenner

2200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-977-8400

Fax: 612-977-8650

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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