Dan O'Connell

TuftLachJerabek& O'ConnellPLLC
2109 County Road D East
Saint Paul ,MN ,55109-5356

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Maplewood ,MN ,55109

Family Law Mediation

Attorney at Law CPA Qualified Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator (financial and social)

I like the covenant in the Collaborative Participation Agreement that says that if one party notices that the other party has made a mistake during the Collaborative process, he or she will tell the other party. All family law cases should have this requirement, but they don't. The Collaborative process gives both of you a great chance to reach a fair agreement that is in the best interests of both of you and your children. And it allows you to reach your own agreement; not one decided by a judge. Parents know what's best for their children, not a judge; something I've heard judges say many times when clients appear in court. I'm a Collaborative family law attorney and mediator who can help you and your spouse overcome the fear and uncertainty of divorce and do what's best for your family. I offer a free, half-hour initial Collaborative Law consultation so that you or you and your spouse can meet me and discuss whether the Collaborative process is the right process for you. Honest. Honorable. Strong. Fair. Calm. Knowledgeable. Analytical. Logical. Creative. Truthful. Personable. Ethical. These are important attributes I believe I bring to all my cases. I have been named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America 4 times for the Minneapolis Area, three in Family Mediation and once in Family Law. I live in Wash. Cty and my practice is located in Ramsey Cty, but I work with clients all over the Twin Cities area and many counties in Greater Minnesota. I have been a member of CLI since 2004. I am the 2006 recipient of the Ramsey County Bar Association's Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award, a Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Minnesota Chapter and a Past President of the Ramsey County Bar Association. I am named a "Super Lawyer®" and named to the Minnesota Top 100 Super Lawyers® List since 2012. I also do ethics law. Please view my bio on my website at https://www.tuftlaw.com/team/dan-oconnell/

Graduation Year : 1981 (Juris Doctor); 1979 (CPA)

University Attended : University of St. Thomas, MN, 1977, Magna Cum Laude

Assn. of Professional Responsibility Lawyers 1992-present; Collaborative Law Institute 2004-present; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2004-present; Assn. of Family and Conciliation Courts (2007-present); MSBA 1984-present; RCBA 1984-present; MN Assn. of Justice 1985-present; Academy of Attorney - CPA's 1991-present; American Institute of Certified Public Accounts 1979-present; MN Society of Certified Public Accounts 1979-present; Assn. for Conflict Resolution 1991-Feb 2023

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