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Elizabeth Ann Clysdale

Family Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

4.0   4 reviews
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Licensed for 18 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 03/05/2023
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2004
Updated 01/24/2023

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Second Judicial District Count
15 Kellogg Boulevard West
Suite West 1100
Saint Paul, MN, 55102


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Posted by Brian | September 3, 2014
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I would highly recommend Elizabeth Clysdale if you have questions and/or concerns regarding divorce or are heading down that path. Elizabeth's experience, judgement, acumen and overall legal prowess/aptitude was impressive and allayed my fears. She is extremely knowledgeable and fair and really strives to find a 'common ground' and/or solution between both parties that will work well and maintain a cost-effective basis. Elizabeth has a calming presence about her that genuinely helped me feel comfortable and confident in having her navigate me through my divorce - she did an excellent job throughout the entire process.
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Posted by Caroline | September 3, 2014
I highly recommend Elizabeth Clysdale.
I would highly recommend Elizabeth Clysdale. She is very knowledgeable ethical, experienced and very well prepared. She has extensive court room experience. Elizabeth is responsive and dedicated to your case.
Posted by Tania | August 9, 2012
Highly Reccommened
Elizabeth Clysdale has represented me for a period of years in a family law matter. I trust her completely. She was easy to work with, on top of each matter as it arose, and always kept me informed of what was happening and what would be happening next. She was very knowledgable in anticipating a referee's decision and in using the best possible strategy. I had favorable outcomes in numerous matters with her as my attorney. She was fair financially, using a legal assistant when possible to keep my costs down, and in the end, she worked with me to allow me time to pay my bill. I would highly recommend her to friends in need of legal assistance (and have actually done so).
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Posted by Olena V. | August 5, 2011
self righteous and doesn't represent your interests
Ms Clysdale was recommended by a pro-bono attorney who represented battered woman and described her as a "very knowledgeable" attorney. In the end it was an ironic mistake to hire her. Ms Clysdale thought she was doing the right thing by not listening to any of the interests that were important to me. She continously disregared the facts of the case which ultimately resulted in my house going into foreclosure because she convinced the judge to allow someone who was not on the mortgage to live in the house but make no payments. Additionally she ignored the recommendations of the guardian ad litem which resulted in the incorrect child support decision which I (a non lawyer) was able to correct without any additional professional legal help. In retrospect the best thing that could have happened was that she decided to drop me as a client in the middle of the case. I was forced to learn quickly, but I succeeded much more in the end without her than with her. Why should you pay thousands of dollars for an attorney who caused more harm than good. The impression I got from her is that it was more important to maintain good relations with the other parties attorney than it was to represent my interests.
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Work Experience

  • Judicial Referee
  • Second Judicial District Count
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Collins Buckley Sauntry & Haugh PLLP
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Washington County
  • State of Minnesota
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Certified Student Attorney/Law Clerk
  • Ramsey County Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Bench and Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Warren E. Berger Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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  • Environmental Law Reporter (Environmental Law Institute)
  • A Look at EPA Overfiling: Can Harmon and Power Engineering Exist in Harmony?
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • The Basics of Bringing and Drafting Motions
  • 2013
  • Familiy Law Institute
  • The Basics of Bringing and Drafting Motions
  • 2012

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Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Elizabeth is an excellent family law attorney. She works hard for her clients. She is an ethical advocate for her clients. I would trust Elizabeth to represent a member of my family."

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Elizabeth Ann Clysdale
Family Attorney
Saint Paul, MN
Licensed for 18 years