Shannon M. Bixby-Pankratz

Top rated family law attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

Wolf, Rohr, Gemberling & Allen, P.A.
Shannon M. Bixby-Pankratz
Wolf, Rohr, Gemberling & Allen, P.A.

Practice Areas: Family law

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2004

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

Wolf, Rohr, Gemberling & Allen, P.A.

400 North Robert Street
Suite 1860
St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone: 651-222-6341 Email: Shannon M. Bixby-Pankratz Visit website


Shannon M. Bixby practices exclusively in the area of family law, assisting clients to navigate through difficult and emotional legal challenges, including dissolution, paternity, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, nonmarital tracing, and property division. She also assists clients in third party custody issues, step or second parent adoption issues, cohabitation agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, Hague convention issues and appeals.  Ms. Bixby promotes cooperative settlements when possible, regularly working with clients in mediation, early neutral evaluations, and other alternative dispute resolution processes. When a resolution between the parties cannot be reached, Ms. Bixby zealously advocates for clients when litigation becomes necessary. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett in 2006, Ms. Bixby served a clerkship in Hennepin County District Court assigned to Family Court. She has almost ten additional years of experience working in the court system completing neutral assessments and investigative reports and providing recommendations to judicial officers in Hennepin County in the criminal court system.  With Ms. Bixby's combined educational and professional experience, she has nearly 20 years of experience working with issues of mental health, chemical dependency, and domestic violence issues.

First Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Cocontributor of Annual Family Law Institute session on deposition practice
  • Contributor to Moss & Barnett client newsletter, Moss & Barnett newsletter, Family Law Contribution
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer with Feed My Starving Children (4-6 times per year)
  • Association of Family and Concilation Courts - Past and Present Committee involvement
  • Volunteer with Hennepin County limited scope representation ENE program
  • Jointly facilitate annual women attorney giftng program for Moss & Barnett toward Breaking Free project
  • Volunteer with Hennepin County Family Court mediation program
  • Volunteer with Secondhand Hounds nonprofit animal rescue organization (approximately 8 hours per week)
  • Volunteer with Ramsey County Family Court mediation program
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Member
  • Minnesota Bar Association Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Member
  • American Bar Association Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Member
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluator Certificate
  • Social Early Neutral Evaluator Certificate
  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral certificate
  • Parenting Consultant training certificate
Educational Background:
  • U of WI - Superior, Masters of Science in Guidance and Community Counseling, with an emphasis in Employment assistance and Family Systems work, 1996
  • U of MN Duluth - Bachelor of Arts Degree with double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology, 1993
  • Rising Star award, 2010
  • Rising Star award, 2011
  • Rising Star award, 2012

Office location for Shannon M. Bixby-Pankratz

400 North Robert Street
Suite 1860
St. Paul, MN 55101


8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

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