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My office provides direct and personalized legal representation to clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorce, child support, custody, paternity and so on.  The focus is on fair and workable solutions based on over 25 years of experience in family law. 


That same level of experience, allows me to serve as a mediator, arbitrator or other type of family law neutral in an effective and productive way.  I am Rule 114 qualified for all family law out of court processes.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jeffrey Robert Arrigoni

    I endorse this lawyer. Deborah is an excellent, experienced, sensitive,family law lawyer who works extremely hard for her clients.


    Jeffrey Arrigoni Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Deborah N Dewalt Attorney at Law

2412 117th Street
Burnsville, MN, 55337-4898


MNAuthorized to practice198307/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerMinnesota Super Lawyers2010
Top 40 Family Law Super LawyersMinnesota Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerMinnesota Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Top 40 Family Law Super LawyersMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDewalt Law Office1995 - 2014
PartnerOrmond & Dewalt1987 - 1995
Associate AttorneyReidenberg & Ormond1985 - 1987
Associate AttorneyHorvei & Kruger1984 - 1985
Law ClerkUs District Court North Dakota1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dakota County Regional Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, 1st District Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dakota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMemberN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Custody and Child Support DeskbookCustody and ADR2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of North DakotaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ADR and CustodyCustody and out of court processes to resolve custody2011