Zachary Kretchmer

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Louis Park, MN

Kretchmer Family Law, PLLC
 | 1600 Utica Ave S, Suite 900
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 612-254-2111
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Zachary A. Kretchmer is the founding member of Kretchmer Family Law, PLCC in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he focuses his practice on family law and alternative dispute resolution. Representing clients throughout Minnesota, Mr. Kretchmer handles cases involving divorce, custody, maintenance, paternity, adoption and more.  

    Mr. Kretchmer is committed to finding practical and equitable solutions for his clients at affordable legal costs. He has been certified by the Minnesota Supreme Court to provide alternative dispute resolution services, including family mediation services, to his clients.

    A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mr. Kretchmer also holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master's degree in business communication from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Minnesota and before the Minnesota Supreme Court.

    Mr. Kretchmer is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where he serves on the board of directors. He has also served on the boards of the Hennepin County Bar Association (Family Law Section) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Minnesota Chapter. 

    Mr. Kretchmer shares his legal knowledge by speaking and lecturing at conferences and events, covering topics such as custody, child support and parenting skills. He also regularly educates others on the unique aspects of divorce in Minnesota. He presents at the Family Law Institute annually as part of the Legislative/Case Law Update and and regularly trains other mediators in the financial aspects of family law. 

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arbitration, Mediation

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Zachary Kretchmer

    Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kretchmerfamilylaw.com

    Honors/Awards:

    • , Top 100 (2017 - present), Minnesota Law & Politics, 2020
    • Super Lawyer, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-chair, Divorce Camp Planning Committee, 2019
    • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2003
    • Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    • Member, Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court
    • Fellow and member of the Board of Managers of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Program Co-chair, Family Law Section -  Hennepin County Bar Association, 2008

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer attorney providing services for low-income clients through Tubman. , 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (18 June, 2012)"New Lawyer: Family ADR Advocacy"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (4 June, 2012)"Family Law Basics"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (26 March, 2012)2012 Family Law Institute – "Annual Case Law & Legislative Update"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (21 November, 2011)"Family Law: Hot Topics"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (7 July, 2011)"Summer New Lawyer Experience"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (28 March, 2011)2011 Family Law Institute – "Annual Case Law & Legislative Update"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (19 January, 2011)"Introduction to Minnesota Family Law"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (28 November, 2007)"Child Support: MN's New Law in Practice"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (7 October, 2005)"Minnesota's New Child Support Law"
    • Mr. Kretchmer has been published in the Family Law Quarterly
    • 35th Annual Family Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 2014)"Your First Minnesota Divorce" and "Annual Case Law & Legislative Update", Speaker, 2015
    • Family Law Forum: Dealing effectively with opposing counsel., 2009
    • Speaker, 35th Annual Family Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 2014)"Your First Minnesota Divorce" and "Annual Case Law & Legislative Update"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (21 November, 2013)"Advanced Family Law 2013"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (21 June, 2013)"Your First Minnesota Divorce Case"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (19 March, 2013)2013 Family Law Institute – "Annual Case Law & Legislative Update"
    • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (22 June, 2012)"21st Century Practice: Family Law"

    Educational Background:

    • Masters in Business Communications, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN
    • B.A. in Journalism, University of Texas at Arlington
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    Office Location for Zachary Kretchmer

    1600 Utica Ave S
    Suite 900
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416

    Phone: 612-254-2111

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    Last Updated: 1/8/2021

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