Karen Kugler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Osseo, MN

McGee Kugler Family Law
 | 106 Central Avenue, Suite C, Osseo, MN 55369
Phone: 763-447-6250
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Karen T. Kugler is an attorney at McGee Family Law in Osseo, Minnesota, where she devotes her practice to family law. Representing clients in Osseo and the surrounding areas, she works with divorce, child support, custody, property division, spousal maintenance and other family law matters. Experienced in courtroom litigation, she is also familiar with alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation and enjoys helping clients work toward fair and equitable settlements.

A magna cum laude graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Ms. Kugler earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. While attending law school, she was the managing editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice and served as the director of the law school's civil practice clinic. She has been licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota since 2002.

Using her years of legal experience to educate others, Ms. Kugler has served as a presenter at various family law seminars and has authored articles for a variety of publications. She has spoken at events such as Minnesota Continuing Legal Education's Annual Family Law Institute and her articles have been featured in publications including the Family Law Forum, a quarterly publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Ms. Kugler is an active member of professional organizations including the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. She has also participated in various activities for groups including Minnesota Fathers and Families Network and Tubman, an organization committed to reducing domestic violence and helping struggling families.

 
Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018

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About Karen Kugler

Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://mcgeefamilylaw.com/about-2/karen-kugler/

Honors/Awards:

  • Wennestrom Award, University of Minnesota, 2002
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Wennestrom Award (best clinical student award), 2002
  • Carthage College, John R. Commons Award, Senior Award in Economics, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Chair Elect (2011-2012)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member (2006 – Present)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Co-Chair of the family law section, 2010-2012
  • Director of Civil Practice Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2002
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Chair (2012-2013)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Child Support sub-committee, Member (2006 – 2007)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member (2006 – Present)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member (2004 – Present)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member (2002 – Present) 
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Vice-Chair Publications Committee (2010-2011)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2002 – Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Judicial Committee, Member (2006 – 2008)
  • Stearns-Benton Bar Association, Treasurer of New Lawyers Section
  • State of Minnesota, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Resource Center for Fathers and Families (Law Clinic Volunteer)
  • Co-Chair of SEAC (Special Education Advisory Council) for Robbinsdale ISD 281 (2017-Present).  Make recommendations to administration and school board regarding special education issues.  Organize presentations on special education topics.  Communicate with parents and community members about special education issues.
  • Home Free (Law Clinic Volunteer)
  • Resource Center for Fathers and Families, Volunteer for Law Clinic Program (2004 – 2006)  
  • Tubman Family Alliance (Chrysalis), Presenter of Divorce, Divorce Dollars & Sense, and Custody & Child Support
  • Tubman Family Alliance (Chrysalis), Volunteer for Law Clinic & Spanish Law Clinic Program

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Answers to common questions about parenting time modifications, MNCLE, Family Law Institute, 2018, Presenter, Answers to common questions about parenting time modifications, 2018
  • Keep Calm and File an Emergency Motion, MNCLE, Family Law Institute, 2016, Presenter, Keep Calm and File an Emergency Motion, 2016
  • Cleaning Up the Spilled Milk: Fixing Problems Post Decree, MNCLE, Family Law Institute, March 2017, Presenter, Cleaning Up the Spilled Milk: Fixing Problems Post Decree, 2017
  • Divorce & Social Security Benefits, Strafford, March 2017, Presenter, Divorce & Social Security Benefits, 2017
  • Update on Minnesota Family Law Rule Changes, Minnesota CLE, November 2019, Presenter, Update on Minnesota Family Law Rule Changes, 2019
  • Minnesota’s New Child Support Law, MSBA, 2018, Presenter, Minnesota’s New Child Support Law, 2018
  • Editor of Book, Co-Author of Child Support chapter, Author of Social Security Law chapter, Editor & Author, The Family Law Financial Deskbook, 2016
  • Court Rule 17.02 Guardians ad Litem in Family Court and Ethical Considerations in Employing Rule 17.02, Ramsey County Bar Association, November 2019, Presenter, Court Rule 17.02 Guardians ad Litem in Family Court and Ethical Considerations in Employing Rule 17.02, 2019
  • Presenter of 2e -- Twice Exceptional Children, Continuing Education (for teachers), Robbinsdale 281, Presenter, 2e -- Twice Exceptional Children, Education, 2019
  • Book will be released in 2020.  Editor of Book, Co-Author of Child Support chapter, Author of Social Security Law chapter, Editor & Author, The Minnesota Family Law Financial Deskbook, 2019
  • Editor of Book, Co-Author of Child Support chapter, Author of Social Security Law chapter, Editor & Author, The Family Law Financial Deskbook, 2018
  • Web Sites for Family Law Practitioners, Author, Web Sites for Family Law Practitioners, Hearsay, Winter 2007, Volume VIII, No. 2, 2007
  • Divorce from Start to Finish, Moderator & Presenter, 32nd Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 28 & 29, 2011, Moderator & Presenter, Divorce from Start to Finish, 2011
  • Tax Implications of Cancelled Debt Due to Foreclosures, Family Law Forum, Spring 2010, Volume 18, No. 2, Author, Tax Implications of Cancelled Debt Due to Foreclosures, 2010
  • Custody Basics: Splitting the Baby, Presenter, MSBA New Lawyers Section CLE, November 8, 2012, Presenter, Custody Basics: Splitting the Baby, 2012
  • Presenter, Application of the Recent Amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure and General Rules of Practice to Family Law, MSBA Family Law Section CLE, 2013
  • The Sheriff’s Levy: An Underutilized Collection Option, Family Law Forum, Winter 2011-2012, Volume 20, No. 1, Author, The Sheriff’s Levy: An Underutilized Collection Option, 2011
  • Handling Cross-Border Practice Issues, Moderator & Presenter, 33rd Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 26, 2012, Moderator & Presenter, Handling Cross-Border Practice Issues, 2012
  • 7 Things Every Family Law Attorney Should Know About Social Security Law, Presenter, 34th Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 19 & 20, 2013, Presenter, 7 Things Every Family Law Attorney Should Know About Social Security Law, 2013
  • Presenter, Divorce and Social Security Benefits, Strafford, 2013
  • Co-Author of Child Support chapter, Author of Social Security Law chapter, Author, The Family Law Financial Deskbook, MNCLE, 2014
  • 35th Annual Family Law Institute, Presenter, Special Needs Planning in Divorce and Custody Cases: Dealing with Children's SSI and Special and Supplemental Needs Trusts, MNCLE, 2014
  • Presented regarding Social Security Law and moderated replay of live seminar, Presenter, Family Law Financial Deskbook Seminar, MNCLE, 2014
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Managing Editor Journal of Law & Inequality, 2002
  • Letter from the Editor, Family Law Forum, Spring/Summer 2011, Volume 19, No. 3, Author, Letter from the Editor, 2011
  • A Pro Se Cast of Characters…and How to Cope, Family Law Forum, Spring 2009, Volume 17, No. 3, Author, A Pro Se Cast of Characters…and How to Cope, 2009
  • Co-Author, Chapter 2, Advanced Child Support Issues, The Family Law Financial Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2008
  • Co-Presenter, War Stories & Solutions Under the New Child Support Law, RCBA, 2007
  • Co-Presenter, The Family Law Financial Deskbook Seminar, Minnesota CLE, 2008
  • Co-Presenter, Advanced Child Support Issues Webcast, Minnesota CLE, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Unpublished:  Gribble v. Gribble, A14-0184 (Minn. Ct. App. Jun. 15, 2015)., 2015
  • Booth v. Ramstad Hvass, 302 F.3d 849 (8th Cir. 2002), 2002
  • Jones v. Jarvinen, 814 N.W.2d 45 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012), 2012
  • Unpublished:  Rizvi v. Rizvi, A09-1623 (Minn. Ct. App. May 4, 2010), 2010
  • Unpublished:  Jeschke v. Libby, A06-1359 (Minn. Ct. App. Jul. 31, 2007), 2007

Educational Background:

  • Carthage College, B.A., magna cum laude (Major:  Economics, Minors: Political Science & Spanish), 1999
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Office Location for Karen Kugler

106 Central Avenue, Suite C
Osseo, MN 55369

Phone: 763-447-6250

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