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Lisa Watson Cyr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Bowden Cyr PLLC
7825 3rd Street North, Suite 204
St. Paul, MN 55128
Phone: 651-288-2844
Fax: 651-731-5496
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006, 2008, 2010 - 2012
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

For over 20 years, Lisa Watson Cyr has honed her skills as a compassionate and effective family law attorney. As part of the team at Bowden Cyr PLLC in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. Cyr devotes her practice to all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and support, parenting arrangements, complex property division and paternity. Understanding that this is a difficult time for most clients, Ms. Cyr takes care to listen to their concerns before building a strong case to achieve the best results possible. An experienced negotiator, Ms. Cyr keeps clients’ financial and emotional interests in mind, first attempting to resolve conflicts through mediation or other alternative resolution processes. However, as a skilled litigator, she will not hesitate to take matters to court when necessary.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1995, Ms. Cyr earned her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in 1998, graduating magna cum laude. She is admitted to practice law before the Minnesota State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Ms. Cyr has gained the recognition of her peers, receiving the highest rating of AV® Preeminent™ for ethical standards and legal ability and receiving 5/5 client rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She is an active member of the Minnesota, Ramsey County and Washington County bar associations. 

Ms. Cyr strongly believes in giving back to her community. She offers her services to people who otherwise would be unable to afford a lawyer, as a volunteer attorney with the Family Court Pro Se Legal Clinics in both Ramsey County and Washington County.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property


8 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006, 2008, 2010 - 2012

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About Lisa Watson Cyr

First Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers, 2016 - 2019
  • Magna cum laude, Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law, 1998
  • Named Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Named Super Lawyer, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ramsey County Family Court Legal Clinic, Volunteer attorney, 2003 - Present
  • Washington County Legal Assistance, Volunteer attorney, 2009 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Spousal Maintenance, Presenter: 2003 Family Law Institute

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair, 2001 - 2002
  • Minnesota, 1998
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present

Representative Clients

  • Wilke v. Wilke, 2003 WL 1812432 Minn. App. April 8, 2003
  • Engelking v. Engelking, 2004 WL 1102337 Minn. App. May 18, 2004
  • Lundquist v. Lundquist, 2008 WL 2578722 Minn. App. July 1, 2008
  • Young v. Liu, 2001 WL 1568600 Minn. App. December 11, 2001
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Office Location for Lisa Watson Cyr

7825 3rd Street North
Suite 204
St. Paul, MN 55128

Phone: 651-288-2844

Fax: 651-731-5496

Last Updated: 6/22/2022

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