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Theresa Ann Capistrant

also known as Traci Capistrant

About me

Theresa (Traci) A. Capistrant has been a Family Law practitioner for over twenty (20) years. Raised in North Saint Paul, Minnesota, she graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1985 and attended William Mitchell College of Law, graduating cum laude in 1988. Traci began her legal career as an attorney with the Oppenheimer Law Firm out of law school. She moved in January of 1991 to the law firm of Peterson, Fishman and Livgard, P.A. as an associate, becoming a named partner in July of 1993.  Though initially Traci had a mixed, general practice, over the years, Family Law became the bulk of her practice. Peterson, Fishman, Livgard and Capistrant, P.L.L.P. practiced together as a firm until January of 2001. Thereafter, Traci launched Capistrant & Associates in 2001, which is now known as Capistrant Law, P.A.

Traci's practice is now focused exclusively on Family Law, from simple, straightforward divorces, to complex custody and financial litigation. She has extensive experience with divorces, first and third-party custody cases, child support, complex financial cases, property division, post decree issues, paternity, name changes, step-parent adoptions, orders for protection, and revision or drafting of wills once the family law matter is complete.  Traci has resolved many cases through settlement but has also proceeded with others through the formal trial process. As a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, trained Child-Inclusive Mediator, litigator, and a Social Early Neutral (ENE) evaluator for Anoka, Ramsey and Washington Counties and privately, Traci has a multitude of ways to help clients through life's difficult transitions. A founding member of the Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota, Traci serves on its Executive Committee, and participates in and has been a speaker at its monthly luncheons.  Cooperative Law is another tool she uses to assist parties through their Family Law matter in a respectful and self-guided manner.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    25 years
  2. Child Custody: 10%
    25 years
  3. Child Support: 9%
    25 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%
    25 years
  5. Adoption: 1%
    18 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elizabeth Beach Bryant

    Traci provides her clients with smart, spirited representation. I have had the privilege of working with her several times on various types of matters, and she is a pro! I highly recommend her.


    Elizabeth Bryant Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jeffrey Lee Loftness

    I have known and worked with Traci on divorce and family law matters for many years, and she has superb knowledge and a high level of professionalism with every step of the family court process. Traci's clients are well served with her assistance.


    Jeffrey Loftness Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

3009 Holmes Av S
Minneapolis, MN, 55408


MNAuthorized to practice198807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Twin Cities' Finest 2012City Pages Minneapolis2012
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2012
Minnesota Law & Poliics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2011
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2010
"Super Lawyer" Top 100 WomanMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
Minnesota Law and Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
"Super Lawyer" Top 100 WomenMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
"Super Lawyer" Top 100 WomenMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2005
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2005
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2004
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003
Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"Minnesota Law & Politics2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-OwnerCapistrant Law, P.A.2012 - Present
PartnerCapistrant & Wong, P.A.2009 - 2012
OwnerCapistrant & Associates, P.A.2001 - 2009
PartnerPeterson, Fishman, Livgard & Capistrant1991 - 2001
AssociateOppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cooperative Practice Network of MinnesotaExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
Cooperative Practice Network of MinnesotaMember2008 - Present
Minnesota Women LawyersSustaining Member1991 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Bench & BarOrders for Protection: When the Shield Becomes a Sword2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of MinnesotaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MN CLE WebinarRunning a Successful Family Law Practice2014
Minnesota State Bar AssociationPreparing for a Family Law Trial2014
Law & the Legal Process 101 CourseThe Ever Evolving Practice of Family Law2014
Family Law Workshop for Paralegals: Handlling Financial Issues at a Higher LevelPreparing Financial Statements Quickly & Effectively2014
MSBA Solo-Small Firm SectionThe Changing Face of Spousal Maintenance2013
Minnesota CLEPreparing your Client for an Early Neutral Evaluation or Mediation2013
Law & the Legal Process 101 CourseThe Ever Evolving Practice of Family Law2013
Family Law InstituteThe Fundamentals of Spousal Maintenance2013
Minnesota Family Law Practice for ParalegalsWorking with Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel2012
Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small FirmsEntrepreneur or Lawyer?2007