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Sonja Marie Nyberg

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Sonja

Learn Sonja’s areas of practice.

Sonja focuses her practice exclusively on family law, including but not limited to divorce, custody matters, paternity, child support, spousal maintenance, non-marital tracing and property division, prenuptial agreement drafting and review, as well as interstate and appellate work. Ms. Nyberg takes great pride on helping individuals through the most difficult of family matters, zealously and empathetically advocating for their rights. The quality of Sonja's work has resulted in her receipt of a “Superb” rating through and being named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, an award given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Minnesota.

Prior to beginning her practice in 2012, Sonja secured a judicial clerkship in Hennepin County Family Court. There, she worked on high asset divorce cases with complex financial matters, as well as high conflict custody disputes. Sonja learned firsthand how judicial officers decide cases and what makes a family law attorney effective inside and outside of the courtroom. Sonja knows that every family is different. Her experience, knowledge of the court system, reasoned approach to these matters helps her clients achieve their unique goals.

Location

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh P.LLP
332 Minnesota Street
W-1100 First National Bank Building
Saint Paul, MN, 55101

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Reviews

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Posted by Blair | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blair Kelley
Sonja was amazing thoughout the entire process. She listened to what I wanted, gave me clear, ethical advice and was top notch in her court preparation. Due to her deep understanding of the law and attention to detail, I got everything I wanted in trial. I would strongly recommend Sonja to anyone going through a divorce
Posted by Katie | December 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive, Reliable, Respectful, Honest.
I was referred to Sonja Nyberg in 2016 to represent me in my divorce from my husband//business partner. Ms. Nyberg came highly recommended to me by another attorney who had conducted a mediation between myself and husband (at the time). She helped me navigate the painful process of divorce, along with the complicated addition of owning a business with my, soon to be, ex-husband. Divorce is never easy, and I felt 100% supported throughout every difficult decision, conversation, setback and curveball. Ms. Nyberg's approach helped me feel seen and respected as a person, and not just a case to "win". Ms. Nyberg was always open and willing to explain details of my divorce that I didn't understand (over and over again, at times!). She never once made me feel ashamed for "not knowing", or like I was asking a stupid question. She made it clear that she was their to help me in whatever way I needed. Ms. Nyberg was consistent with her communication, reliable with her deadlines, and efficient with our time. I never once questioned her credibility or expertise. I can speak first hand to the quality, knowledge, dedication, honesty and attention to detail, that Ms. Nyberg brings to the table. I have (and will) recommend her to others. She brings integrity, knowledge, compassion, and wisdom to very difficult, emotionally charged and painful situations. My divorce is now finalized. I spent a year working with Ms. Nyberg, and I can honestly say that she made a terrible time in my life more hopeful and safe. I will forever be grateful for the experience I had, and the support I received.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
I had a fairly simple question, and she answered it well, going above and beyond to give me additional advice. I marked yes I would recommend, but I wish there were a third choice, "Not sure," because a recommendation based on such a brief exchange seems meaningless.
Posted by Joe | May 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Sonja
Sonja has a great understanding of the legal process and is very committed to her clients. Her patience and skills for handling the emotion experienced during the family law process is amazing.
Posted by Jenny | November 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sonja was a great lawyer.
Sonja was very helpful during the lengthy process of my divorce. She took the stress and worry away by making me feel comfortable and explaining all the complicated details that came up along the way. This let me focus my energy on helping my myself and my kids through this difficult time in our lives. I really do appreciate all her help.
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Posted by Jeff | June 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Representatipn Review
Throughout my entire divorce process, Sonya represented my case with professionalism and caring. Sonya championed my case and provide objective insights where needed. Thank You Sonya.
Response from Sonja Nyberg July 15, 2016
Thank you so much for your review Jeff. It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you the absolute best in the future!
Posted by Brett | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sonja Nyberg helped me in the biggest way possible
Sonja is a great attorney. After everything that happened between me and the mother of my daughter. She helped me win 100% sole legal and physical custody of my daughter. She was very precise and would respond to me in a timely matter, she made the whole court system and case that much easier for me. I thank her everyday for helping me, I can now rest easily knowing my daughter is safe and in good care.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2016
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VA Loan in veterans name, ex-wife would not refinance
Sonja did a great job for me. This was a tricky, old divorce case, that she really had to do some exploring in Minnesota Statutes to give me advice and guidance. We were able to work out an agreement through mediation and not have to go to trial. This was perfect for me as I live out of state and would have been a burden having to attend a court/trial in another state. Sonja kept in contact and updated me whenever something new came up. Sonja is a very personable but professional attorney. Towards the end of my case, I felt like I was dealing with a distant cousin. I'm very satisfied with Sonja's performance and professionalism. Thank you Sonja.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, PLLP
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Nancy Zalusky Berg, LLC
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Arnold, Rodman & O’Keefe, PA
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Family Law Attorney in Private Practice
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County District Court
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • College of St. Benedict and Saint John’s University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Minnesota, In Court of Appeals, A22-0981
  • Affirmed
  • State of Minnesota, In Court of Appeals, A-1632
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • Hennepin County Limited Scope Attorney Roster
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • Ramsey County Limited Scope Attorney Roster
  • Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fourth District Ethics Comittee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association- Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • Family Law League
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Northstar Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Top Female Attorney - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advising the Disadvantaged
  • Assisting Unmarried Parents Establish Custody
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (26)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"What makes Sonja unique is her ability to put clients at ease. She expertly guides her clients through family change and advocates on their behalf. Sonja's clients have a skilled attorney who genuinely cares about their well-being."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have opposed Sonja more than once, and she is a professional and knowledgeable attorney. She is level-headed and uses sound judgment, which is a huge benefit to her clients. I enjoy working with her, and am happy to endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I have known Sonja for near a decade now. We went to law school together and I have followed her legal career since she was a clerk for a referee. She is very dedicated to her clients. She works extremely hard for them. Putting the icing on the cake, she is a very good lawyer. She will fight for you and protect not only your rights, but those of your children."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sonja is a highly competent and well respected family law attorney. Sonja and I worked together at the beginning of our careers and have since been opposing counsel on a matter. She is a zealous advocate for her client and well-versed in family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Do not think twice about hiring Ms. Nyberg as your attorney. Ms. Nyberg is a smart, competent, and zealous attorney and can provide high level representation for all family law matters, especially divorce and separation matters. Ms. Nyberg provides a value added service by tailoring her representation to specific needs and wants of each individual client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred a number of clients to Sonja in the area of Family Law. She does great work and is very knowledgeable. She's a great advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Nyberg because of the well thought out advice she provides on this website. It is obvious she is dedicated to her clients and is passionate about what she does."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. was opposing counsel on a matter. I found her to be professional and a skilled advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonja is a highly respected and extremely intelligent attorney. Her reputation for zealous advocacy is second only to her excellent track record for producing positive results for her clients. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonja is an excellent family law attorney. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
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