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About me

I practice extensively in all areas of family law including divorce, complex asset and debt division, child custody and support, spousal maintenance, paternity, domestic abuse, and harassment.  I am licensed in the State of Minnesota and Federal Court.  I believe in thorough preparation for my cases and active involvement with my clients.  I am a strong advocate for my client’s position.  I am also a member of the Minnesota, Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations.  I actively volunteer with several organizations, including the Tubman/Chrysalis Center and the Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program.  I have over seventeen years of litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience.  I am also a mediator and Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and am also on the provider list of the Ramsey County Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Panel.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Farhan Hassan

    I have known Mr. Clausen since 2000 in a professional capacity. He is an extremely diligent, hardworking and ethical attorney. I have also observed his interaction with clients and the primary aspect that stands out about Mr. Clausen's representation is that he not only acts as an extension of his clients, he also proactively advises them when necessary to take a different approach. I have personally observed Mr. Clausen dealing with clients, opposing attorneys and Judges and recommend him highly.


    Farhan Hassan Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Clausen & Hassan, LLC

Waters Drive Business Park
2305 Waters Drive.
Saint Paul, MN, 55120


MNAuthorized to practice199807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMinnesota Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Clients' Choice - FamilyAvvo2015
2010 Firm of the YearTubman2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerClausen & Hassan, LLC2004 - Present
Associate/PartnerCarlson & Soldo, PLLP2002 - 2004
AssociateLubov & Associates, LLC2000 - 2002
AssociateWestrick & McDowall-Nix, PLLP1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hennepin County Volunteer Mediation ProgramVolunteer Mediator2013 - Present
Hamline UniversityParalegal Advisory Board2012 - Present
Ramsey County Vounteer Mediation ProgramVolunteer Mediator2011 - Present
Resource Center for Fathers and FamiliesVolunteer Attorney2000 - 2013
Tubman/ChrysalisVolunteer Attorney1999 - Present
United States District Court for District of MNLicensed1999 - Present
Ramsey County FENE Provider PanelFENE EvaluatorN/A
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMemberN/A
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Leroy v. Leroy, 600 N.W.2d 729 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999)N/A
Rasinski v. Schoepke (Unpub.), C4-99-774 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of St. ThomasJournalism/AdvertisingBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationHarassment Restraining Orders2009
Legal SeminarDivorce SeminarN/A
Legal SeminarChild Custody and SupportN/A
Legal SeminarDivorce Dollars and SenseN/A