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Shelly D. Rohr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Wolf, Rohr, Gemberling & Allen, P.A.
400 North Robert Street, Suite 1860
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-222-6341
Fax: 651-222-6346
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate
Attorney Profile

Any legal issue potentially challenges someone’s relationships, finances and overall future. Shelly D. Rohr has spent more than 25 years focusing exclusively on helping families through complicated, high-asset divorces, paternity matters, custody disputes, domestic abuse and prenuptial agreements, among other family law cases. She is a founding shareholder at Wolf, Rohr, Gemberling & Allen, P.A., in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Ms. Rohr is a client advocate in the truest sense of the word. She recognizes what is at stake for each person she represents because she takes the time to understand his or her situation. When she takes on a case, she commits to overseeing the matter from start to finish. Along the way, she makes sure her clients are well-informed on how matters are progressing and where they stand.

In litigation or in settlement negotiations, Ms. Rohr remains focused on the outcome that best sets her clients up for success. Her results-oriented approach and exceptional customer service are why she has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and she holds an Avvo “Superb” rating.

Ms. Rohr is a member of the Dakota County Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. She also volunteers her time and talents to a number of local organizations.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Appeals


23 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999

About Shelly D. Rohr

First Admitted: 1991, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • Legal counsel and board advisor to BZ Sciences, LLC

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member of the Dakota County Bar Association
  • Mock Trial Judge for MSBA, 2020
  • Volunteer Attorney Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd. , 2020
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Former Co-Chair of Family Law Section
  • Member of Ramsey County Bar Association. 


  •  Client Distinction Award in 2015(
  • Recognized for excellence: quality of service, overall value, responsiveness and communication ability., Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Super Lawyers since 2000 and has  been named a Top 100 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards as earned through a stenuous peer review rating process., AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Membership is an exclusive honor and extended to less than 1% of all attorneys. This is an impartial organization with a third-party rating firm., Top Attorney List, America's Best Attorneys, 2021

Educational Background

  • William Mitchell College of Law (1991)
  • Undergraduate degree - University of Wisconsin River Falls. Double major in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism., 1987


  • Successfully argued the interpretation of an antenuptial contract in a complex non-marital tracing case relating to a dissolution of marriage in Minnesota. Said interpretation was upheld by the South Dakota Supreme Court in Charlson v. Charlson, 892 N.W.2d 903 (SD 2017)., 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Webinar presenter- Minnesota's Cohabitation Statute and the Modification of Spousal Maintenance, 2020
  • Instructor at the Family Law Workshop for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level. Seminar Sponsor:  HalfMoon Education Inc., 2014
  • Presenter at the 2017 Family Law Institute Judicial Officer only Track. The "Grey" Divorce., 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Council member and member of president's committee for OSEL.  , 2020
  • Volunteer Attorney for Legal Assistance of Dakota County, 2020
  • Served on the Board of Hastings Family Service (executive board and served on finance committee).
  • Volunteer Hennepin County Limited Scope Attorney

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, 2020
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Office Location for Shelly D. Rohr

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

Phone: 651-222-6341

Fax: 651-222-6346

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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