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Linda S. S. De Beer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lake Elmo, MN

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Linda de Beers, Linda deBeer, Linda Sundall

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1992
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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Linda S.S. de Beer is a family law attorney and the founder of de Beer & Associates, P.A. Located in Lake Elmo, her law firm serves individuals and families in Minneapolis, St. Paul and throughout the surrounding areas of Minnesota. Since 1992, she has been representing clients in family law matters, and she has particular skill in cases that involve complex tax and financial issues or closely held business interests.


In addition to overseeing her legal practice, Ms. de Beer has served as a financial early neutral evaluator, an ethics investigator for the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility, a board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, director of the Community Mediation Program and a Hennepin County Conciliation Court judge.


Ms. de Beer graduated with honors and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to earning her law degree, she graduated with honors from the Carlson School of Management. She has also received the Young Woman Business Owner award from the National Association of Women Business Owners.


de Beer & Associates, P.A.
8653 Eagle Point Boulevard
Lake Elmo, MN, 55042
de Beer & Associates, P.A.
Suite 550
3300 Edinborough Corporate Center
Edina, MN, 55435
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
In a Class Above the Rest!
Linda and her firm represented me with dignity and respect, they had the knowledge needed to represent me and my post divorce liability concerns correctly. Opposing counsel also changed their unfair position quickly when they received the news I had retained her.
Posted by Kathy | July 9, 2014
Power through Grace and Wicked Smart Intelligence
I was referred to Linda De beer by a well respected former judge and friend) who felt that nobody but Linda would be able to deal with the complexities and unique challenges of my case. I retained Linda based blindly on that recommendation, and learned through the course of the divorce the wisdom and kindness of my friend’s recommendation to me. Linda brought to the table a power with grace in battle, and clearly knew how to balance the need to be aggressive in her defense positions while also maintaining calm and respect of the court that ultimately won the battle. What may have appeared at first to be less aggressive than what I felt was warranted, I learned to trust her judgment on solidly building a case through facts, not through visible and fee generating interchange to counter and equalize malicious and misrepresentative statements from opposing counsel. She had the uncanny ability to see the situation not only through the eyes of a defense attorney, but also through the eyes of the court, and played that gentle balance in a way that built such a strong foundation of credibility and respect that the outcome could not have been more favorable for me. A really good attorney, like a great doctor, has to not only be a master in their trade, but also have the “bedside manners” that enable the client to deal with the heartbreak, lack of control, loss of a dream, all on top of the potential financial risks, damaged reputation, and impact on family and loved ones that a divorce can bring. I can say that Linda not only nailed my defense, but along the way showed such grace which ultimately allowed the judge to see a compelling well thought out case compared to the litigious banter of the opposing counsel. Her respect for managing the legal fees rather than participate in the fee generating exercises of her counterpart was so greatly appreciated. Going through a divorce can be the most difficult thing that anyone can endure, and having a lawyer that not only achieved the exceptional results but with such grace and intelligence, while also having such depth of human compassion, was a gift. I thank my friend for recommending her, and I thank Linda for saving me and my family from extended pain past the day of the decree. Thank you Linda.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 2, 2013
She has the "HUMAN FACTOR"
Divorce is difficult, having an attorney that actually has your best interests at heart is difficult to find. Linda is a class act with character and understanding. I highly recommend her if you want someone you can trust and someone to be fair and work for you!
Posted by Nance | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my divorce
When I met with Linda the first time she led me to believe she was representing my divorce.Yet she put me with a lawyer that was not as experienced as Linda.Then this lawyer had to leave because of a family death so than I started with another attorney .I had to start from the beginning.It felt like a bait and switch .Very disappointed
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Posted by JMG | May 9, 2015
A class act indeed
I can only echo what has been said by the other reviewers. Linda is intimately familiar with the twists and turns that the family legal system poses for those faced with navigating it. You will be in excellent hands should you hire her firm.
Posted by Darla | December 7, 2014
Above and Beyond
Linda represented me in my divorce. She is not only an incredible attorney but she is also extremely compassionate and understanding. She wa able to help me through a very difficult situation successfully and went above and beyond my expectations. I was very pleased with her representation.
Posted by Michelle | December 4, 2014
Peace of MInd
That is the best description of what having Linda and her team represent me during an extremely emotional and difficult time. The competency and care to my situation and in handling my case was amazing. Linda took the time to explain every aspect and answer all of my questions about my case - what to expect, what my rights were, and then came up with an appropriate plan of action. I recommend her to anyone who wants an honest, respectful, brilliant, and truly exceptional lawyer. As I said you will have peace of mind knowing you are in the right hands. She is as they say in the south a Mudkicker!
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Compassionate, Intelligent and Fabulous!!
It is my strong opinion that Ms. de Beer is well known and respected in this field for good reason. Ms. de Beer took my case on only days prior to a scheduled trial and had no problem getting up to speed to deal with an opposing counsel who was unbearable for me to work with directly. Ms. de Beer was settlement oriented from the beginning and encouraged me to continue to try reach settlement on my own as to not needlessly waste time and money. When my settlement efforts weren't fruitful, Ms. de Beer was ready and incredibly skilled in the courtroom and, as another reviewer indicated, she has the 'human' factor. She was compassionate and creative to come up with solutions while thinking out of the box and, in addition, thinking about the 'big picture' to keep us out of court in the future on issues up for interpretation. As a bonus, she can spout off statutes and recite them and know how to apply them completely off the cuff. She is incredibly intelligent! After my first free consultation, I knew that she was going to fight for me - I knew she was clear on the issues and the struggles I had been having. In addition, she was very adamant that she would not lower her standards to act at the opposing counsel's level and I thank her for being able to refrain from reacting similarly. She is respectable, knowledgeable, settlement oriented and a strong attorney in the courtroom. We didn't have time to hire any 'expert witnesses' but she offered many names of neutrals that may be able to help in the future should we need it. I found her to be quite impressive all-around and would not hesitate to refer friends or family to her firm!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 235-505 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • De Beer & Associates
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989


  • Collaborative Law Institute
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Planning Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association Of Women Business Owners
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • North Hennepin Mediation Program
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Community Mediation Program
  • Director
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Member
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Wise Woman Award
  • National Associate of Women Business Owners
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Young Woman Business Owner of the Year
  • National Associate of Women Business Owners
  • 2003
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • N/A
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  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Modify Karon Waiver Agreement
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Modifications to Karon Waiver
  • 2014
  • Panel for Attorneys
  • Family Law
  • 2013
  • Tubman Center for Women
  • Family Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Linda is a zealous advocate for her client while maintaining civility and reasonableness in settlement negotiations."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working for Linda's firm and served as second-chair for Linda on several family law trials and proceedings. Linda zealously advocates for her clients and serves as the voice of reason in their time of need. If you find yourself in need of a family law attorney, Linda is a fantastic choice and I would recommend her without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse the work and service of Linda and her firm; She is a great attorney in our community. As an opposing counsel I know I expect her to be hard nosed for her client but also respectful and amicable as she works with counsel and the court."
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