Judith L. Oakes

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Oakdale, MN

Rogness & Field, P.A.
 | 434 Hale Avenue N., Suite 180
Oakdale, MN 55128
Phone: 651-705-0276
Fax: 651-628-9786
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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Judith Oakes, Of Counsel Attorney for Rogness & Field, P.A., practices exclusively in the area of family law. Judy has extensive, broad-ranging experience in alternative dispute resolution, settlement negotiations and litigation. She believes in working towards a just and equitable settlement if one can be reached. In addition, Judy is forthright about the risks, costs and benefits of litigation. Further, Judy is thoroughly prepared for trial for those cases that cannot be settled. She is a compassionate, strong legal advocate for her clients on basic and complex family law issues such as spousal maintenance, property division and valuation, and custody and parenting time, at trial and at the appellate level.

Ms. Oakes has earned the Minnesota State Bar Association's civil trial specialist certification from 1989 to the present. She is a leader in the family law field and has written materials for continuing legal education presentations to train lawyers on cutting-edge family law issues. Judy has written on such topics as advanced issues in child support for the Minnesota CLE Family Law Financial Deskbook in 2008 and on the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) for the Minnesota Family Law Journal in 1990.

Judy was selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers for the years 2006-2011. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the state were selected. She is AV rated* by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings for her legal ability and ethical standards. Judy received the Certificate of Distinguished Service from Minnesota Women Lawyers in 2007, and the Service to Minnesota Women Lawyers Award in 2001. She has also served as the president of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Ms. Oakes received the Minnesota State Bar Association's President's Award in 1988.

Judith Oakes is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. Ms. Oakes graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Judith Oakes

Admitted: 1969, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://rognessfield.com/judith-l-oakes/


  • Certificate of Distinguished Service, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2007
  • Service to Minnesota Women Lawyers Award, 2001
  • Martindale –Hubbell A-V Rated

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Specialist Certification, 1989 to Date

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1983
  • United States Supreme Court, 1981
  • Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1972
  • Federal District Court, District of Minnesota, 1969
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1969
  • Member, Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal Education, 1989 - 1995
  • Co‑Chair, MSBA Spousal Maintenance Guideline Committee, 1991 - 1993
  • Co‑Chair, RCBA Families First Day Committee, 1995 - 1997
  • Chair, Minnesota Women Lawyers Appointments Committee, Judicial Elections, 1998 - 2007
  • Investment Committee Chair, MSBA Bar Foundation Board, 1995 - 1999
  • Member, MSBA Bar Foundation Board, 1987 - 2002
  • Member, University of  MN Law School Alumni Board of Directors, 2000 - 2009
  • Chair, MWL, Endorsement Election Task Force, 1997 - 1998
  • President, MSBA Bar Foundation Board, 1999 - 2002
  • President, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 1974‑1976
  • President, University of MN Law School Alumni Board of Directors, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Family Law Financial Deskbook, "Advanced Issues in Child Support", 2008
  • UCCJA: Quagmire or Road Map, Minnesota Family Law Journal, July/August, 1990
  • Adjunct Faculty, William Mitchell College of Law, Family Law
  • Materials for numerous Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Educational Background:

  • Hamline University, B.A.
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  • “I am so very fortunate to have Judy as my mentor. She has 40 years of legal experience, most of that in family law. Her knowledge of complex issues comes from years of working on cases that have now become precedent.”

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

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Office Location for Judith L. Oakes

434 Hale Avenue N.
Suite 180
Oakdale, MN 55128

Phone: 651-705-0276

Fax: 651-628-9786

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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