Victoria A. Elsmore

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, P.L.L.P.
 | First National Bank Building, Suite West 1100, 332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-1379
Phone: 651-227-0611
Fax: 651-227-0758
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, Victoria A. Elsmore is an attorney at Collins, Buckley, Sauntry, & Haugh, PLLP. From the firm's offices in St. Paul, Minnesota, she serves a client base that consists of residents of the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts, Ms. Elsmore is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Highly regarded by her colleagues, she has received an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo for the quality of her work and her superb ethics.

In her practice, Ms. Elsmore assists people who are facing the end of their marriage and who are thus having to deal with such divorce-related matters as child custody and visitation, property division, and spousal and child support. A forceful courtroom advocate when necessary, she often helps her clients reach an accord through a negotiated settlement agreement, thereby avoiding the potential uncertainty of a judge's decision. Ms. Elsmore also represents people who are seeking modifications to or the enforcement of existing parenting and support orders, and she helps victims of domestic violence obtain appropriate protective orders.

Majoring in communications, Ms. Elsmore attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and she received a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. She then pursued her legal education at what was then known as the William Mitchell College of Law, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2009. Ms. Elsmore was with another family law firm before joining Collins, Buckley, Sauntry, & Haugh, PLLP, in 2015. A strong believer in giving back to the community, she has been repeatedly recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer, which is an honor given to members who perform at least 50 hours of pro bono service annually.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About Victoria Elsmore

Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Recognition of Pro-Bono Service, 2012-2019, Northstar Lawyers, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2010
  • Minnesota, 2009
  • Member of the planning committee for AAML's Divorce Day Camp, 2014
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Board Member (Minnesota Women Lawyer seat)
  • Family Law League Board Member 
  • Member of the planning committee for the AAML's Divorce Camp
  • Co-Chair of Ramsey County Bar Association Judge's Dinner Committee
  • Presented at the 2014 Divorce Day Camp regarding a foreseeable financial issue for post-decree disputes, 2014
  • Member of the planning committee for AAML's Divorce Day Camp, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteered with Tubman's pro bono clinic and have taken on pro bono family law clients from that involvement.
  • Was appointed 5 times to the Ramsey County limited scope attorney program., 2019
  • Volunteer with Fathers First! providing legal advice at a West Saint Paul Clinic 
  • Volunteer with Legal Access Point through VLN for monthly clinics
  • Volunteer in the Mitchell Mentoring Program to help first year law students.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Drafted and editted a chapter in the deskbook on paternity, Chapter Author/Editor, Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, Family Law, 2019

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, B.A., 2005
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Office Location for Victoria A. Elsmore

First National Bank Building, Suite West 1100
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-1379

Phone: 651-227-0611

Fax: 651-227-0758

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Last Updated: 1/14/2020

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