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Walter G. Bauch

Family Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 31 years
    Minnesota - MN 33 years
    Michigan - MI 42 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 37 years
    Texas - TX 41 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1992
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1990
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1981
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1986
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1982
    MCLE Non-Practicing No misconduct found

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Collins Buckley Sauntry & Haugh PLLP
332 Minnesota St Ste W1100
Saint Paul, MN, 55101

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Posted by Sheila | May 25, 2015
Parental Alienation
Wally took on my case even though many other attorneys declined to due to its complexity. I am forever grateful of the services he provided, because without his help, I wouldn't have been reunited with our daughters. Through the years, he has consistently shown himself to be a man of high integrity, honesty, and loyalty. He is very dedicated to his clients and has clearly demonstrated that he has their best interest at heart and that he genuinely cares. Furthermore, he has always responded to and filed necessary documents in a timely fashion, has kept me informed of strategies and communications, and has patiently answered any questions I had. He is very professional, skilled, and knowledgeable in his field. Finally, with that said, it is through his outstanding character and expertise that Wally has earned my complete trust. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Greg | May 21, 2015
For our childeren
Getting divorced by someone you love especially when that person’s life path is altered do to an addiction is a traumatic experience no matter your faith. Protecting ones young children from the devastating effects of this disease and the inherent turmoil and stress that a divorce inflicts on a family compounds that pain. Life requires choices and some of those will be the most difficult ones a person can ever embark on. When it comes to a divorce involving young children one has the choice of seeking all the monetary gain possible or being absolutely tenacious in protecting the children from all of the inherent trauma this portion of a family’s path endures, money be damned. The uphill battle I was willing to take required the absolute best attorney I could find. My ultimate goal was protecting our two young daughters from the rampant pain inflicted on the whole family that emanates from the inherent consequences of one inflicted with alcoholism and who choses divorce over family. Even though the judicial system is not supposed to be bias towards a fathers parenting rights and trying to protect his daughters in a divorce situation. Or the fact the judicial system should have no predisposition towards one who is a disabled American veteran and parenting rights, this was the scenario my family and I were confronted with. To succeed in the goal of providing all aspects of a stable environment for our two daughters and the understanding that the person on the other end of the divorce is somebody we all love required a very special attorney. We were able to find that gifted person in Walter Bauch. In my first interview with Wally he immediately understood that the only goal I had was the wellbeing of our children. The rest of the divorce logistics would take a back seat to this end. This is not to say that he did not exhaust all avenues of relevance to protect my rights and financial wellbeing. It was just that the priority had to be placed on our children. Wally was not the first attorney I had interviewed to represent me and my family nor was he the cheapest. What he did bring to the table was the wisdom knowledge and council to understand the dynamics of our complicated case and present that information precisely and succinctly to the judicial system. He understood that in some divorce cases the client always has and always will love the other spouse and the end goal is to provide the most stable environment possible for the young children under each client’s specific circumstances. In the end all of my goals were not only met but were exceeded. I would recommend Wally to anybody who has their family’s best interest in mind when saddled with the traumatic experience of a divorce. He will represent you to the fullness of his capabilities, which are numerous. He will give you and your spouse the respect and dignity you deserve. He will treat you as an equal, and in my opinion, provide you with the best legal counsel and service your money can buy. When faced with a divorce, if your goal is for the protection and wellbeing of your children, there is no one other than Wally Bauch to represent you that I could recommend. May God watch out for you during life's trials.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Extremely prompt when completing paperwork and replying to any email. I trust his judgement and he was always straightforward with me. Told me what was worth arguing about and what wasn't worth spending the money to argue about. Getting divorced was more expensive than I wanted it to be, but I'm glad I had competent representation, which probably saved me money in the long run. Now that the divorce is complete, I appreciate his services even more.
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Posted by SJ | November 18, 2014
Hire the right lawyer the first time!
I learned the hard way that hiring the wrong family law attorney is both costly and aggravating. I hired Walter Bauch to fix the mess made by my original attorney and have used him for family law matters ever since with great success. I have recommended him to several friends and colleagues as well, who have raved about their entire experience with Mr. Bauch as well as their own successes. His genuine concern and attention to detail made me feel like I was the most important client he had.
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Posted by Al | November 11, 2014
Outstanding attorney
Wally is one of the most honest and Nobel persons I have ever known. He has an outstanding ability to communicate clearly his guidance and strategy. He is a person that believes in what is right. He is very intelligent and experienced as an attorney. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a trusted advocate that will support you and not his own agenda. He is committed to his clients needs and will work hard. He helped me and am forever greatful for his talents and abilities.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, PLLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Oskie & Bauch, PA
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Owner
  • Walter G. Bauch
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Partner
  • Buholz, Duke & Bauch
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Hunt Petroleum Corporation
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Attorney-Land
  • Enstar Petroleum Corporation
  • 1981 - 1984
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975


  • Ramsey County District Court
  • FENE Panel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • City of Minneapolis
  • Ethical Practices Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ramsey County District Court
  • Adult GAL Panel
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hennepin County District Court
  • Adult GAL Panel
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ramsey County District Court
  • SENE Panel
  • 2009 - Present
  • State of Minnesota Court System
  • Hennepin County Conciliation Court Referee
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015


  • Minnesota CLE
  • Minnesota 302A Corporations-Documents Made Easy
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • New Trials
  • New Trials
  • 2014
  • Informal Discovery in Family Law Cases
  • Informal Discovery in Family Law Cases
  • 2014
  • Better & Creditor Conference
  • Conciliation Court
  • 2013
  • Better & Creditor Conference
  • Minnesota 302A-Corporations
  • 2012
  • Collecting Fees From Clients
  • Collecting Fees From Clients
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Walter
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wally knows the law and knows how to skillfully advocate on behalf of his clients. He's always more than prepared!"
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Wally. He is an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Walter is an outstnaidng attorney. i have worked both as opposing counsel and with him in mediation and SENE. Walter's extensive career, trial experience and knowledge of the law is oustanding. However, what truly differentiates him is that he is straight forward, and is focused on finding solutions for families that med harms, reduce conflict, and help families move forward through difficult time. In the end it is these things that truly matter. I fully endorse and recommend Walter to anyone in need of family law services. Greg Bittle"
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Bauch."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bauch served as a mediator on one of my custody cases and brought excellent dialogue and civility to what was an incredibly tumultuous case. He is one of my top choices for a family law mediator in the Twin Cities area."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Bauch is an extraordinarily skilled advocate with a wealth of experience and superb legal abilities. I heartily endorse Wally."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Wally. He is an excellent attorney."
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Saint Paul Family Lawyer Walter G. Bauch
Walter G. Bauch
Family Attorney
Saint Paul, MN
Licensed for 42 years