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Malee has been a practicing immigration attorney for over 12 years.  She represents primarily individuals and families.  Her immigration practice focuses on family-based immigration cases, removal and deportation defense, humanitarian immigration casess like asylum and TPS, as well as, deferred action for childhood arrivals ("DACA").  


She also assists criminal defense attorneys & their clients by advising about immigration consequences of criminal charges and convictions in state and federal court.  Malee has assisted non-citizen clients after conviction petition the court to withdraw their guilty plea or obtain other post-conviction relief to avoid harmful immigration consequences.   


She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Spanish and she has lived and studied internationally in Alicante, Spain. She attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa where she received her Juris Doctorate degree. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court of Minnesota.


Malee is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Minnesota State Bar Association. She has received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award and served as volunteer legal counsel to the St. Paul Jaycees.


Malee is the founder and owner of her law firm, Ketelsen Law Office.


Malee is committed to providing competent legal service to her clients at reasonable and affordable rates.  Her expertise has helped many individuals achieve their immigration goals.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    13 years
  2. Elder Law: 4%
    6 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 3%
    5 years
  4. Administrative Law: 3%
    5 years



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Ketelsen Law Office

7800 Metro Pkwy #300
Minneapolis, MN, 55425


MNAuthorized to practice200307/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
International Academy of Trial Lawyers AwardInternational Academy of Trial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerKetelsen Law Office2003 - Present
AttorneySteven C. Thal, PA2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionCouncil Member2005 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alicante - Alicante, SpainN/AN/AN/A
University of IowaSpanishN/AN/A
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Elder Law InstituteNon-Citizen Issues: SSI and Elderly Immigrants2013
International Student OrientationImmigration-international students2008
ABA Equal Access to Justice Conference 2008Pro Bono Opportunities in Immigration Law2008
Immigration-international studentsInternational Student Orientation2007
Immigration-international studentsInternational Student Orientation2007
H-2B VisasH-2B Visas2007