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Joseph Matthew Flanders

Joseph Matthew Flanders

also known as Joseph M. Flanders, Joe Flanders

About me

I am the sole proprieter of Flanders Law Firm LLC, a Dakota County MN law firm in, Apple Valley, MN. My practice areas include family law, divorce, estate planning, and probate.


If you need help with:


  • Wills, Trusts, Power-of-Attorney

  • Probate

  • Divorce

  • Estate Planning

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support


The firm offers free consultations to all clients.  Call at 651-560-3216


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
    8 years, 10 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    8 years, 30 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    8 years, 30 cases
  5. Business: 10%
    8 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Geri Carlson Sjoquist

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a candid straight-shooter, no b.s. kind of guy. I would highly recommend him for any legal issue; if he doesn't know the answer, he will say so AND he will find the answer. Excellent communicator, and passionate advocate.


    Geri Sjoquist Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica Ann Grace

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a trusted lawyer in the community. He treats his clients with respect and commitment while guiding them through difficult legal issues. I have referred my clients to him and I know that they will be taken care of when I do.


    Jessica Grace Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Flanders Law Firm, LLC

2600 Eagan Woods Drive.
Suite 270
Eagan, MN, 55121

Minnesota Probate Law Firm

2600 Eagan Woods Drive Suite 270
Eagan, MN, 55121



MNAuthorized to practice201207/31/2015
NDAuthorized to practice law201112/09/2013
INInactive In Good Standing200703/18/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professional MemberGroup Legal Services Association2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Contributing AuthorHG.org2012
CLE presenterSterling Education Services2009
Invited faculty presenterUniversity of Georgia Education Law Symposium2007
Law ReviewEditorial Board, North Dakota Law Review2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner, MemberFlanders Law Firm LLC2011 - Present
AssociateThorne Grodnik LLP2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Group Legal Services Association (GILSA)Member2015 - Present
Super LawyersN/A2015 - Present
North Dakota State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Dakota County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Establishment of Paternity and CustodyCustody established for father
GuardianshipPermanent Guardianship established
Complicated probate resolutionOngoing
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Publication nameTitleDate
Notre Dame Journal of College and University LawAcademinc Student Dismissals at Public Institutions of Higher Education2007
North Dakota Law ReviewTransboundary Water Disputes on an International and State Platform2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Iowa College of LawEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationLandlord Tenant Law Update2009
Higher Education Law ConsortiumHigher Education Law2007