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Allison Maxim has extensive experience in the Twin Cities metro area family courts, as well as in federal court.  She is a wife, mother, and hard working business owner who understands the complexities of dissolving a relationship in the midst of a legal proceeding.  She works hard to cooperatively settle all of her cases taking into account the unique situaion of each client. However, when there are issus that cannot be settled, Allison has the knowledge and experience to zealously advocate for her clients in court.

Practice Areas:

  • Minnesota divorce/dissolution of marriage

  • Executive and business owner high asset dissolution of marriage

  • Interstate child custody disputes regarding jurisdiction

  • International divorce and child custody

  • International child abduction under the Hague Convention

  • Child development, parenting and child custody

  • Child custody matters involving allegations of sexual abuse

  • Modification of child custody

  • Parental relocation to another state

  • Modification of spousal maintenance and child support

  • Tax issues related to divorce and children

  • Orders for Protection

  • Harassment

  • Domestic Violence Orders for Protection


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jacob Mathias Birkholz

    Allison is smart, practical, sensitive, yet wholly practical when she solves clients issues. Her legal intellect is only bested by her strong advocacy skills and will definitely get you the best result possible. She has a deep understanding and intimate knowledge of all family law issues. I refer cases to her.


    Jacob Birkholz Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Maxim Law, PLLC

Grand Hill Professional Building
333 Grand Avenue, Suite 201
St. Paul, MN, 55102


MNAuthorized to practice200607/31/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in MN, 2013


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Allison’s comment: “I was reprimanded by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility for posting a fake review of an opposing attorney on a very high conflict case I had with her. It was a stupid thing to do and I reported myself to the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. This sanction did not involve anything having to do with how I handle my own client's cases or their funds. I am happy to talk to any potential or current client about what happened that led to the disciplinary action.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2015
Rising StarSuperlawyers2013
North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperlawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyMaxim Law2012 - Present
AttorneyWalling, Berg & Debele, PA2006 - 2013
Law ClerkWalling, Berg & Debele, PA2004 - 2006
Law ClerkHennepin County Family Court Self Help Center2003 - 2003
Information and Referral SpecialistOptum2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationVice Chair - Solo and small firm section2015 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-chair2012 - 2013
Hennepin County Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - 2013
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2011 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2015
Minnesota Women LawyersMember2006 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hubbard County Health and Human Services v. ZacherAchieved client's goal of reversing district court decision to include retained earnings in his gross income for determining his child support obligation
In Re the Marriage of Andrew. J. Redleaf vs. Elizabeth Grace RedleafOur client's award of post-judgment interest was affirmed.
In Re the Marriage of Andrew. J. Redleaf vs. Elizabeth Grace RedleafAchieved client's goal of preventing Husband from reopening Judgment and Decree of Dissolution.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of St. Thomas School of Law - MinneapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Minnesota School of Professional PsychologyClinical PsychologyMA - Masters2001
Ohio UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Evaluation and Assessment of Parenting: Another Tool in the Family Law ToolboxParenting Assessments in Family Law Cases2014
The Collision of Family and Criminal Law: The Ins and Outs of Criminal DANCOs, Civil OFPs and HROsDomestic Violence OFP, HRO and Criminal DANCO's2014
N/AThe Trauma of Family Court: Understanding Your Clients Experience in the “System”2013
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersLaw in the Foreign Jurisdiction: The Strange, the Mysterious, and the Unusual2011
Child Support: An Overview of Law and ProcedureChild Support2009
Minnesota Family Law InstituteDivorce and Family Law2008