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Brian Michael Glodosky

Family Attorney at Forest Lake, MN

4.9   16 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    I represent clients in all family law matters from uncontested divorces to the most complex of cases involving businesses, domestic violence, etc.

    16 years, 300 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    I provide aggressive defense in all criminal matters ranging from traffic matters to serious felonies. As a former prosecutor and current defense attorney, I have handled hundreds of criminal matters.

    16 years, 300 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    I represent clients in all family law matters from uncontested divorces to the most complex of cases involving businesses, domestic violence, etc.

    16 years, 200 cases

  4. Child support
    10%
    Child support can be a deceptively complex area of practice and I am always looking to maximize my client's position.

    16 years, 200 cases

 

Brian M. Glodosky graduated from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse with a BS in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice in 2003.  Thereafter, he received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in 2006.  Brian is licensed to practice law in both the Minnesota and Wisconsin State Courts and the United States District Court, District of Minnesota.  While in law school, Brian worked for the Anoka County Public Defender’s Office and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services. 

 

Brian began his legal career as a prosecutor in Winona, Minnesota.  He is a past treasurer of the Winona County Bar Association and a former member of the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.  Brian spent a number of years working as an associate attorney with Dudley and Smith, P.A., where he focused on Family Law and Criminal Defense matters and was an active member of the Ramsey County Bar Association.  He joined Kelsey Law Office in April of 2014 and has continued to focus on Family Law and Criminal Law matters in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

 

 

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Client's Choice 2014
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Licensed for 16 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2018
Updated 09/07/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kelsey Law Office
Kelsey Law Office
1970 Northwestern Avenue
#100
Stillwater, MN, 55082
Kelsey Law Office
4927--34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55417
Kelsey Law Office
100 Buchanan Street North
Suite 1
Cambridge, MN, 55008
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Brian received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by Jessica | February 13, 2014
I Would Give 6 Stars if I Could- Excellent Results with Personalized Service
My experience with Brian throughout my divorce solidified the fact that I will continue to use him whenever I have a need for representation that he can fill. I would also provide his name and contact information to any close friend or family member who needed a solid referral. In my case, I believe the results speak highest of Brian's skill and ability. He negotiated terms that were highly favorable to me. In private meetings, he always presented both sides to me and talked through all of our options and potential corresponding outcomes. However, when it came time to sit at the table with opposing counsel, he was firm, professional, and effective and my biggest advocate. I have engaged Brian since my divorce was final for additional needs and will absolutely continue to do so. If you are in the position of needing legal advice or representation, set yourself up for success by retaining Brian as soon as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2012
Effective Attorney
Mr. Glodosky was clear, informative, and timely in his communication. His knowledge both put me at ease and achieved the optimal outcome in my case.
Posted by Chris | February 5, 2014
Great personal service
My daughter had an unexpected (and unwarranted) run in with the law. Brian handled the whole thing from start to finish. The result was the better than we could have hoped for. Thanks Brian.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2014
Awesome!
I cannot put into words how grateful I am for the services provide by Mr. Glodosky and his staff. He was professional, responsive, frank, attentive, and committed to helping me and my family. Mr. Glodosky will be the first person I call should I require any future legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Great Service and Great Communication
Brian was wonderful to work with. He was easy to get a hold of if I had questions. He explained everything clearly and most of all he was honest. I would reccomend him to family and friends. Thank you so much Brian!
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Performance Review | Brian M. Glodosky, Esquire
What can I say about Brian - well, a lot! Wonderful, fabulous, great guy. Declaring Banrupcy is not easy - Brian made the process run very smoothly. I immediately felt better after our initial meeting. Very knowledgeable, easy to work with. Easily accessible - kept me well informed through the whole process. I am proud to say he is my Lawyer and will continue to work with him in future as needed!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2014
Knowledgeable and fast Service
Brian did a great job for me during a difficult time. I used to be a Paralegal so have knowledge in the law along with working with many attorneys. He gets right to the point and his billing is very fair. I found him and his staff to be professional, honest, and efficient. He was also quick to return calls if not available when I called along with his Paralegal, Penny. I highly recommend Brian if you are in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Tom | January 13, 2013
I Highly Recommend Brian if you want a SOLID Lawyer you can count on!
I hired Brian Glodosky as my Divorce Lawyer in 2012. I did not expect the news from my wife it was devastating news for which I am a father of two wonderful boys. I hired Brian once I found out my wife hired her own attorney. I was glad I did! Brian is a very personable and professional lawyer. He made sure I always understood my options. He would always give two sides to what to expect and also a perspective how the court system works and is likely to rule based on past cases and experience. I also appreciated the perspective of… if we were to go down X path it could cost Y and take Z time very likely. This was important to me. I was not out to be unfair to my now Ex and the same time I knew I did not want to get the raw end of the deal during what is a hard reality… divorce. Once my divorce decree was fully negotiated I felt like what Brian and I had discussed was very close to what I hoped for in protections and agreements in my decree. I thank Brian for his representation and would “HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM” if you are looking for solid legal counsel and representation. Thanks Brian!
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Posted by Therace | October 5, 2012
property and civil issues
Brian was fantastic. He got work done in the promised timeframes, proactively communicated, provided good advice and options. I've had frustrating experiences with other attorneys. Brian is a total breath of fresh air. I abolutely recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2012
Very Satisfied
Brian was an excellent lawyer. He handled my case with care and kept me informed throughout the long and arduous process. Brian was able to answer every question I can throw at him and advised me on several difficult decisions. Because of Brian’s professionalism, I felt I was in control of my case the whole time and the correct actions were taken. I would recommend Brian to anyone seeking a lawyer that has their best interest in mind and a consular that is knowledgeable in handling tough bankruptcy cases.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Glodosky was a excellent Bankruptcy lawyer for us. We had never gone through the process before and were VERY satisfied with the result's. He was alway's in contact with any information that was needed to continue the procedure. Very thorough, professional and responsive to our need's. Excellent job Mr. Brian !!! thank you !!
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2012
KKFRAN
Brian was very informative, knowledgeable and kept us in the loop. He kept making us review our situation, however to our benefit!! We were very nervous, however Brian kept us at ease and everything went smooth, an AWESOME attorney!! Thanks Brian!
Posted by Naoko | August 3, 2012
Great layer
He helped me with my case - inattentive drive. He made a deal with the judge before the trial, and I did not even have to talk to the judge. We were at the court for 10 minutes and I just had to pay a little fine.
Posted by Michelle A Bassett | August 3, 2012
Not your typical bankruptcy attorney
Deciding to file for bankruptcy isn't something that most people do lightly. It is terrifying to come to a point when you realize that you are drowning with debt with no relief in sight. Contacting Brian was the best thing I ever did to get back on track with my household finances and get a fresh start. Brian was down-to-earth and realistic with my situation. I never felt he was advising me to do something that was in his best interest and not mine. I've worked with attorneys who have been like this. When I had questions throughout the bankruptcy process, Brian was thorough and responded to my phone calls and emails very quickly. He kept me up-to-date with the progress of my case on a consistent basis. Never at any time did I feel like just a number. I felt like a valued client. In a practice area that traditionally deals with people at their lowest, I really felt that Brian's advice was in my best interest. I appreciated his honesty and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Stacy | August 3, 2012
A fountain of knowledge!
Brian is very good at what he does. He is a very professional attorney. He is understanding, yet he tells you exactly what needs to be done and how to go about handling the issue. He is straight forward, he does not sugar coat the issues at hand. He makes you feel at ease and takes the burden off your shoulders. He is very knowledgeable, and responds to my questions in a timely manner. He kept me informed of the process every step of the way. After my case was handled he was still there to answer any questions I had. The biggest compliment I can give him is by giving him referrals, which I have gladly done for my friends and family. He is a very respectable, trustworthy, and charismatic individual and attorney. I consider him to be a life long asset to my family. I recommend him hands down to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Michelle | February 24, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Brain was extremely professional. He provided us with excellent advise and explained the process every step of the way. We were extremely happy with the outcome and have him to thank for it!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Kelsey Law Office
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dudley & Smith, PA
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Robertson, Blahnik & Nelson
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • The Esquire Group
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Tenth Judicial District Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006
  • University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Tyler Lee Johnson v. CPS
  • Successful published appellate decision
  • State v. Doe
  • Success
  • Doe v. Doe
  • Success
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Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • PICK Counties BBA
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • ARAG Attorney Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Winona County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • NADC
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • TOP 10 Attorney Award, under the age of 40
  • NAFLA
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Criminal Law for Client Satsfaction in Minnesota
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Best of the Twin Cities
  • Online Best of the Twin Cities
  • 2012
  • Volunteer Service
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Synovis Event
  • Legal Planning for the Future
  • 2012
  • Job Fair
  • Legal Planning
  • 2011
  • Criminal Justice Course
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
  • DWI Training for Law Enforcement
  • DWI Enforcement
  • 2008
  • Landlord/Tenant CLE
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (37)
Litigation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an very experienced lawyer and an aggressive litigator. Any client will be happy to have him."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brian for more than 10 years, and have witnessed his talent since the days when he was a law clerk in law school. He is smart, hard working, and personable. It is a deadly combination and he gets outstanding results. I can endorse this lawyer without a moment's hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Brian on a divorce case which addressed some tricky issues. Brian was very professional, thorough, and was a strong advocate for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Brian without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is very professional at all times. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is experienced and an extremely sharp attorney, I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a great attorney and a wonderful colleague. He is very knowledgeable and does not hesitate to lend his knowledge to other attorneys looking for his opinion on a matter. He does whatever he can to get the best possible result for his clients. I strongly endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recommend Brian to anyone seeking a well-rounded, experienced, and attentive attorney. Having worked with Brian in the past, I can attest that he provides the highest level of legal representation to his clients. Always one to put his clients first, Brian draws from years of successful practice to continually help his clients achieve outstanding results. I firmly endorse Brian Glodosky."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Glodosky is a knowledgeable and experienced criminal litigator."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is very knowledgeable an all issues related to family law. He can take your case from beginning to end. Very professional."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Brian for over a decade. Brian's knowledge of the law is deep and his ability to apply it to practical everyday situations is top notch. However, what Brian brings to the table is something that is rare in our profession- he is a good human being who genuinely cares for his clients. If I were to ever need a family law attorney, Brian would be one of the first names on my list."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian's attention to detail is second to none. If I needed a family law attorney, Brian without question is the attorney I would hire."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I used to work with Brian and he was my go to guy with any family law or bankruptcy matter referrals. In fact, he still is. Confidently recommended and endorsed. MKT"
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Brian represent clients in court in both family law and criminal defense matters and he does a great job fighting for their rights."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I work with Brian. In my opinion he is a compassionate and understanding lawyer and is very knowledgeable."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an experienced and highly skilled attorney. I have often sought his opinion on complex issues that I have encountered in my practice."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2018
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Forest Lake Family Lawyer Brian Michael Glodosky
Brian Michael Glodosky
Family Attorney
Forest Lake, MN
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available