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Jennifer Macaulay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Macaulay Law Offices, Ltd.
649 Grand Ave, Suite 1B
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-231-1237
Fax: 651-222-3020
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law (60%), Appellate (20%), Criminal Defense (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Jennifer M. Macaulay is the founder and managing attorney of Macaulay Law Offices in St. Paul, Minnesota. A highly versatile attorney with more than 17 years of legal experience, Ms. Macaulay provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Family law and divorce, including child custody and support, parenting time, and all other related matters

·       Criminal defense, domestic violence defense and DUI defense

·       Appeals

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Macaulay has gained a reputation for her in-depth legal knowledge and unwavering focus on her clients’ needs. Noted for her excellent client service and aggressive advocacy, she has helped hundreds of clients efficiently and cost-effectively achieve the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious and pressing legal challenges, and she has earned top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1996 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Ms. Macaulay attended William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), where she obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2001. The Minnesota State Bar Association admitted her to practice the following year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Eastern District of Wisconsin as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the7th and 8th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in her field, Ms. Macaulay serves as adjunct associate professor of legal writing at the University of Minnesota Law School, and she has published articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics. She is also an active member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 20%Appellate
  • 20%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Appeals, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Jennifer Macaulay

First Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I enjoyed teaching legal writing at the U for seventeen years. , University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct/Associate Professor of Legal Writing

Representative Clients


  • Women in the Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2004
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Minnesota, 2002
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, member. Member of Family Law Section, Criminal Section, Appellate Section, 2002
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service

  • North Star Lawyer, 2016
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Office Location for Jennifer Macaulay

649 Grand Ave, Suite 1B
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-231-1237

Fax: 651-222-3020

Last Updated: 1/4/2022

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