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Matt received his law degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to law school, Matt graduated from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he studied Economics, Political Science, and Public Communication and then worked in Madison lobbying legislators, the Governor, and our federal representatives in Washington D.C. Matt has been practicing law for nearly ten years. Matt is licensed to practice law in the courts of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Matt is committed to being accessible to his clients and being involved in their community. In addition to leading the River Market Community Co-operative Board of Directors, Matt is a member of many fraternal and local organizations. Over the years Matt has been an active member of several county bar associations, serving on numerous committees. Matt is married with three labradors and twelve chickens.



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    12 years, 200 cases
  2. Family: 20%
    12 years, 389 cases
  3. Child Support: 20%
    12 years, 275 cases
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    12 years, 244 cases
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    12 years, 112 cases



Hourly ($75-280/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Atticus Family Law

120 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN, 55082

201 Ridgewood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55403



WIGood Standing200908/28/2014
MNAuthorized to practice200307/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAtticus Family Law2012 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of M. E. Ludt, LLC2003 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMember2009 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Minnesota Court of Appeals: J. A. Johnson vs. M. J. JohnsonCase was remanded to determine whether since the 2001 order the children were integrated into father’s residence with mother’s consent and directed the district court to order an appropriate adjustment to any support that was not paid.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's UniversityManagementMA - Masters2014
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLitigationJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClaireEconomics, Politic Science, & Public SpeakingBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE Season PassContinuing Legal Education Presentation2012