Shelly D. Rohr

Top rated family law attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

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

Practice Areas: Family law, Alternative dispute resolution, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1991

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999

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

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


Any legal issue potentially challenges someone’s relationships, finances and overall future. Shelly D. Rohr has spent more than 30 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.

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

Family law, Alternative dispute resolution, Appellate

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Same sex family law, Mediation, Appeals

  • 80% Family law
  • 10% Alternative dispute resolution
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1991, Minnesota

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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. , 2021
  • American Mock Trial Association Judge, 2022
  • 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 strenuous peer review rating process., AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • 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 Vice President of church council  , 2022
  • Volunteer Attorney for Legal Assistance of Dakota County, 2021
  • Served on the Board of Hastings Family Service (executive board and served on finance committee).
  • Volunteer Hennepin County Limited Scope Attorney, 2022
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, 2022
Representative Clients:
  • Legal counsel and board advisor to BZ Sciences, LLC (a/k/a Minny Grown), 2022

Office location for Shelly D. Rohr

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

Phone: 651-222-6341


24 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999

Top lists

Top 100: Women Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009

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