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My professional life became transformed when I learned about Collaborative Practice.  I realized that rather than being part of a system that often further damages family relationships, I could be part of a restorative system.  The Collaborative process helps couples and families transition to their new configuration and pays attention to family relationships by creating enduring and lasting agreements that work for both parties and their children.  My practice is focused primarily on Collaborative family law, mediation, and cooperative settlement, as well as estate planning and appellate work.  I provide a one hour consultation at no cost, often with both parties, to discuss their options and inform them about the value of using the Collaborative process.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    14 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    10 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    10 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Louise is an amazingly dedicated attorney with a passion for helping her clients get the best result possible.


    Emily Murphy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Francis Henderson

    I have known Louise for years. She consistently maintains a high reputation among her peers as a thoughtful and savvy leader in family law matters. I have referred a number of clients to Louise without hesitation and receive nothing but glowing feedback. She genuinely cares about her clients and their well-being and diligently but professionally fights on their behalf. She is highly regarded by opposing counsel as well as other attorneys in the community. I endorse her without hesitation.


    Joseph Henderson Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Livesay Law Office, L.L.C.

1599 Selby Avenue
Suite 104
St Paul, MN, 55104


MNAuthorized to practice199907/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Stu Webb AwardCollaborative Law Institute of Minnesota2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Collaborative Practice Attorney & MediatorLivesay Law Office, L.L.C.2005 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkMinnesota Court of Appeals2000 - 2005
Staff AttorneyMinnesota Justice Foundation1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law Institute of MinnesotaCo-President2010 - 2011
Collaborative Law Institute of MinnesotaSecretary2007 - 2008
Collaborative Law Institute of MinnesotaBoard of Trustees2007 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of MinnesotaMember2005 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of MinnesotaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ramsey County Bar AssociationCollaborative Divorce: What It Is and How to Talk to Your Clients About it2008
Public Education and OutreachCollaborative Practice for Dissolutions2008
Public Education and OutreachCollaborative Practice for Dissolution2007
Divorcing with DignityCollaboarative Practice for Dissolutions2006