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I am the mother of three children, two stepchildren and have one beautiful granddaughter.  


Thank you for visiting my page.  I believe that children have a right to have a safe and secure relationship with their parents.  Divorce or custody battles can be difficult and emotional for both parents and children.   Let me help you and your children obtain the best plan we can keeping their best interests in mind.




Contact info

Smits Law Office, LLC

1 West Water Street
Suite 255
St. Paul, MN, 55107

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    20 years
  2. Child Custody: 35%
    20 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    20 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    20 years



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Carson James Heefner

    I endorse this lawyer. Mary is a fantastic lawyer. I have referred many divorce cases to her and she does a wonderful job each time. Mary is a fighter and gets great results for her clients


    Carson Heefner Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stacey Nicole Keenan

    I consider Mary Smits to be a mentor. Ms. Smits is very knowledgeable and generous with her time.


    Stacey Keenan Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


MNAuthorized to practice199606/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
North Star LawyerMSBA2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySMITS LAW OFFICE L.L.C.2009 - Present
Staff AttorneyLegal Assistance of Washington County, Inc.1999 - 2009
Criminal Defense AttorneyRICHARD SAND AND ASSOCIATES1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
19th District BarMember1999 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Minnesota Women LawyersN/AN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationCriminal Law SectionN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law DayChild support2009