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Todd Michael Dwire

Family Attorney at Lakeville, MN

4.7   25 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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Todd Dwire is a founding principal of Dwire Law Offices, P.A., located in Lakeville, Minnesota.  Since 1997, Todd has devoted his practice to honest, aggressive, and compassionate representation in all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to, divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, post decree modifications, father's rights, paternity, adoption, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, legal separations, domestic abuse and harassment, early neutral evaluations, alternative dispute resolution, estate planning, and probate.

He is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Licensed for 25 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/29/2022

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

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Dwire Law Offices, P.A.
20686 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN, 55044-9638
Todd Michael Dwire
Po Box 427
Lakeville, MN, 55044
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Lisa | February 3, 2013
A great choice for your divorce lawyer!
During my divorce, Todd proved himself to be a trustworthy and reliable lawyer and was always there for me during the entire process. Todd has a no-nonsense approach and presented the reality of the situation instead of sugarcoating things which I really appreciated. Divorce is challenging in so many aspects, but I knew I had someone there to depend on to guide and assist me through it all.
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Posted by Christie | February 20, 2015
Best experience, knowledgeable and informative
Todd was really helpful right from the beginning. He always educated me on the process and the laws and gave unbiased opinions about a field of work (law) that I knew nothing about. He was comforting to my concerns and quick to respond to questions or needs. He was very professional and on time. I always felt like I was in very good hands with Todd. Having to get a lawyer was something I was afraid of because of my lack of knowledge and the financial piece. Todd took care of my worries and explained the financial piece very well. I ended up saving a lot of money with Todd. I would definitely use Todd again and recommend him to any friend or family member.
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Posted by James | August 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the state of Minnesota. Period!!!!!!
Todd Dwire for Supreme Court Justice. This man is phenomenal people. He gives it to you straight with no chaser. The first time talking to this man I knew he was a lawyer that would work tirelessly to make sure his client got everything they deserved. Excuse my language but he will not BS you and he knows his profession. Honestly it was a joy to watch him and Kathie work.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2021
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Great attorney!
I hired Todd for my divorce. I was married 20+ years and there was a lot on the line. His experience, professionalism and straight forward approach was what was needed for my case. We did not always agree on everything but Todd’s experience was clearly an advantage for me. The outcome was favorable for what I needed to rebuild my life, both personally and financially. I will hire Todd again for any future family law needs that I have
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Posted by Judy | October 6, 2021
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Great Job!
Todd helped us in setting up our wills. We are very please and would highly recommend him!
Posted by Shawanda | May 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce with children
Todd Dwire is one of the most empowering person I know. As an attorney he knows what he is talking about and is always honest. If you are honest and upfront you won’t run into any issues. He is really good if you have zero clue about your rights as a spouse. Are you unsure of the first step towards a divorce proceeding? Not quite sure of your marital rights? Those were a couple of questions I had before meeting with Todd. I would recommend Todd Dwire for any divorce or custodial issues.
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Posted by Steve | January 11, 2021
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Difficult divorce
For the duration of my case, over 16 months, Todd was always on top of the situation. His was able to keep things on track and kept the opposing lawyer from delaying the case. I would hire him again without question.
Posted by Daniel | March 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for you
I had a very unique situation when it came to my child custody case. Todd was amazing and a real advocate for me. He is very straight forward and lets you know what's a reasonable expectation in your case. As a father fighting for your rights. Todd is your lawyer. He understands it and navigates it with you in a no bs kind of way. Refreshing. Next time I need a lawyer for a family law issue. No thought needed, Todd will be getting a call from me.
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Posted by Kelly | January 27, 2020
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Amazing attorney, strong, knowledgeable, and caring.
I was so blessed to have Todd for my attorney. I had a difficult case and he took care of it all. He made sure that everything he did would have a direct impact on my case so there was no wasted time, energy, or money on anything unnecessary. He cared about my children and I and how each decision would affect us now and long term. He’s always thinking three steps ahead and he knows what to expect. I felt like I had someone strong in my corner taking away a lot of the anxiety and pressure that can be overwhelming during this process. He’s straight to the point and doesn’t have time for nonsense. I highly recommend him and have done so with my friends and family. Also a big thank you to Kathie in his office, she does a great job and she is always friendly.
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Posted by Natalie | November 29, 2019
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Divorce & child support outcome was a success!
Todd did an excellent job handling my divorce, he got me through the process quickly & was pleased on how outcome he achieved for me. The child support was a continued battle after the divorce, Todd also helped me get was fair & equitable. He cares about the kids, that stood out & was important to me. Thanks Todd!
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2019
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Competent Family Law Attorney
Family breakup is a sad, stress-filled, emotionally draining event. Finding the right attorney who will fight for an equitable solution is really tough. Todd Dwire guided me all the way through. He advised me of my rights. Mediation is the first path TD chooses, and for me, this was how my case was settled, and I did not get left with insurmountable debt, which arises if these matters end up in Court. Todd Dwire expertly maximized my settlement. All is now behind me, and I am so VERY VERY glad I decided to retain Dwire Law.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2018
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Transparent
Todd provided an overview of the process at the initial consultation. His open communication and constant updates made this process bearable. He was honest and transparent with options. He provided both sides to potential outcomes. I appreciate his honesty and transparency during difficult discussions. His expertise and knowledge was a comfort.
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Posted by Kelly Jones | February 4, 2018
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My rock and could not have had a better attorney
Todd helped me with my divorce, custody battle and dealing with my husbands anger issues. He was very strategic, caring, upfront and thought ahead of what possible outcomes could be. He kept me in the loop with everything and always made time for me. If an issue came up, he would handle it immediately and only responded to things if necessary. He kept costs down when he could and would always tell me ahead of time if something was going to come up. I had a 4 day trail over custody. Not only did I get sole legal, I also got everything I wanted and the outcome was entirely in my favor thanks to his hard work, insight, knowledge and savvy handling my husbands attorney. I am also going to use him for my estate planning. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Rhonda | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Steadfast!
A divorce attorney who sincerely cares about his clients. Truly is a unicorn. I highly recommend hiring him. He has a tough exterior and is somewhat stubborn, but only because he wants to see his clients come out of the horrible circumstances of divorce and be well. Could not have imagined having another attorney handle my very frustrating divorce.
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Posted by Scott | September 1, 2017
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Wouldn't Use Anyone Else
Todd has been my family law attorney for several years and he has helped me through multiple cases from divorce to custody modification. Todd is always very direct, upfront, and to the point while effectively communicating the scope of a case and the decisions you will face throughout the process. I have never once felt like he was selling me on an improbable outcome or stringing me along for additional money. Todd is also very strong willed, passionate, and effective at both negotiating with opposing counsel and pleading a case. He has always left me feeling like I had a strong advocate that cared about the outcome I received. I have recommended Todd to several friends and associates and those that have used him have been equally pleased and impressed. I can't recommend him highly enough!
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Posted by Bradnon | February 16, 2016
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A true proffessional
Fantastic! Mr. Todd Dwire is a professional that knows his trade. I had an unusual divorce. Mr Dwire knew what to do every step of the way. He is also very relatable he was able to explain to me exactly what was going on and what I needed to do. He exceded my expectations, I highly recomend
Posted by Chris | March 10, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I would highly recommend Todd to anyone in need of a family law attorney. He is knowable, trust worthy, efficient and a great advocate to have on your side! He clearly cares about his clients and will fight for your rights until the very end.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2015
Highly recommend
I was very pleased with the guidance I received from Todd. He understood the situation but yet allowed me time to process the steps ensuring the protection that was necessary. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Melanie | February 19, 2015
trustworthy
In a time of dire need for action Todd was there to settle my worries. He not only gave me options as to how to progress with my wishes but stood by me in a mist difficult time. I'm very grateful for his caring ways and vast knowledge of the family court laws and process. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jessica | December 22, 2014
divorce and child custody
I hired Todd to help me with an unexpected divorce and fight for child custody. He helped me every step of the way. I requested a relocation and sole custody of my child and after almost a year we were able to settle our case out of court. He also made sure that I didn't make any rash decisions that would hurt me in the long run. He is direct and to the point . Todd will give you best/worse case scenario to that you are prepared for anything and not caught off guard.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dwire Law Offices, P.A.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Dakota County Legal Aid
  • 1998 - 2015

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Wisconsin, Stout
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • First District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rating in legal discipline of Family Law
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Todd did an excellent job mediating a very challenging post-decree child custody dispute. He asked all the right questions, at the right time, to facilitate an agreement between the parties. Great work!"
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd and I have had several cases with each other. Todd is knowledgeable, fair and hard working for his clients. If I was in need of legal assistance, I would choose Todd as an attorney, myself. I strongly endorse Todd Dwire."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Todd is a hard worker and real advocate for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Todd on several occasions. He is very knowledgeable was able to work towards a settlement on very contentious matters. I endorse Todd."

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Lakeville Family Lawyer Todd Michael Dwire
Todd Michael Dwire
Family Attorney
Lakeville, MN
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation