Louise E. Livesay

Top rated Family Law attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

Livesay Law Office
Louise E. Livesay
Livesay Law Office

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1999

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Livesay Law Office

1599 Selby Avenue
Suite 104
St. Paul, MN 55104 Visit website


Louise E. Livesay is a collaborative family law attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota. The founder of Livesay Law Office, she represents clients in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, as well as throughout Minnesota.

Ms. Livesay has over 20 years of experience with collaborative law, an approach to divorce and other family law disputes that emphasizes mediation and other methods that reduce the adversarial nature of legal disputes. Over the course of her career, she has handled cases involving divorce, alimony, child support, marital property, name change, paternity, prenuptial agreements, same-sex family law and other issues. 

Recognized for her experience, Ms. Livesay regularly conducts collaborative law training for other attorneys. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Stu Webb Award, for her work in collaborative law. She has held many leadership roles in the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, including president and co-president. She has also served as a member of the organization’s board of trustees.

Additionally, Ms. Livesay belongs to the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals. Dedicated to serving her local community, she volunteers her time on a pro bono basis with the Collaborative Law Institute’s Sliding Scale Fee Program and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services. 

After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Ms. Livesay graduated from Hamline University Law School, now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She holds a license to practice law before all Minnesota state courts.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1999, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.collaborativelawmn.com/attorneys/louise-livesay/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Volunteer
  • Collaborative Law Institute, Low Bono Project, Volunteer
  • Stu Webb Award, 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Member
  • CLI Board of Trustees, Co-President
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota (CLI), Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Louise is a creative problem solver. I have had several cases with her and she is professional and a good advocate.”

Office location for Louise E. Livesay

1599 Selby Avenue
Suite 104
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone: 651-317-4489


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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