Karen Kugler

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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 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Mediation

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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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:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Tubman Family Alliance (Chrysalis), Volunteer for Law Clinic & Spanish Law Clinic Program
  • Tubman Family Alliance (Chrysalis), Presenter of Divorce, Divorce Dollars & Sense, and Custody & Child Support
  • Resource Center for Fathers and Families, Volunteer for Law Clinic Program (2004 – 2006)  
  • Resource Center for Fathers and Families (Law Clinic Volunteer)
  • Home Free (Law Clinic Volunteer)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented regarding Social Security Law and moderated replay of live seminar, Presenter, Family Law Financial Deskbook Seminar, 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
  • Co-Author of Child Support chapter, Author of Social Security Law chapter, Author, The Family Law Financial Deskbook, MNCLE, 2014
  • Presenter, Divorce and Social Security Benefits, Strafford, 2013
  • 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
  • Co-Presenter, Advanced Child Support Issues Webcast, Minnesota CLE, 2008
  • Co-Presenter, The Family Law Financial Deskbook Seminar, Minnesota CLE, 2008
  • 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
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Managing Editor Journal of Law & Inequality, 2002
  • A Pro Se Cast of Characters…and How to Cope, Family Law Forum, Spring 2009, Volume 17, No. 3
  • Tax Implications of Cancelled Debt Due to Foreclosures, Family Law Forum, Spring 2010, Volume 18, No. 2
  • Divorce from Start to Finish, Moderator & Presenter, 32nd Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 28 & 29, 2011
  • Letter from the Editor, Family Law Forum, Spring/Summer 2011, Volume 19, No. 3
  • The Sheriff’s Levy: An Underutilized Collection Option, Family Law Forum, Winter 2011-2012, Volume 20, No. 1
  • Handling Cross-Border Practice Issues, Moderator & Presenter, 33rd Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 26, 2012
  • Custody Basics: Splitting the Baby, Presenter, MSBA New Lawyers Section CLE, November 8, 2012
  • 7 Things Every Family Law Attorney Should Know About Social Security Law, Presenter, 34th Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 19 & 20, 2013
  • Author, Web Sites for Family Law Practitioners, Hearsay, Winter 2007, Volume VIII, No. 2

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Unpublished:  Rizvi v. Rizvi, A09-1623 (Minn. Ct. App. May 4, 2010), 2010
  • Booth v. Ramstad Hvass, 302 F.3d 849 (8th Cir. 2002)
  • Unpublished:  Jeschke v. Libby, A06-1359 (Minn. Ct. App. Jul. 31, 2007)

Educational Background:

  • Carthage College, B.A., magna cum laude (Major:  Economics, Minors: Political Science & Spanish), 1999
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106 Central Avenue, Suite C
Osseo, MN 55369

Phone: 763-447-6250

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Last Updated: 12/9/2018

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