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|MN||Authorized to practice||2009||04/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Attorneys in Minnesota||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 40 Family Law Attorneys in MN||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|30 Years in Practice||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Lawyers||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Client Rating 5/5||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Owner||Law Office of Diane Kaer||2009 - Present|
|Associate General Counsel||Law Office of Gary R. O'Dell||2002 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Apple Valley||Member||2009 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Dakota County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Family Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Minnesota Bar Association Family Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1985 - Present|
|Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Former Member||N/A|
|Tehama County Bar Association||Former President||N/A|
|kaerlaw.com||The Dakota County ENE Program||2011|
|kaerlaw.com||Child and Dependent Care Credit||2011|
|kaerlaw.com||Grandparent Visitation: Givens v. Darst||2011|
|kaerlaw.com||Report on the Impact of a Rebuttable Presumption of Joint Physical Custody||2011|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Tubman||How to get fees for an indigent client||2014|
Posted by anonymous
Diane has been an advocate for my children and I. She has expertise in law as well as in life and relationships.
She takes the time to know you as a client and truly cares about the best interest and welfare of others.
Thank you Diane.
Posted by anonymous
Engaged to represent when first attorney withdrew after failed mediation because "I don't do litigation", in a "no-fault" divorce. Complex financial issues where plaintiff mixed business assets to his benefit prior to filing for divorce. Engaged forensic accountant for $12,000+. Unable to resolve any significant issues with opposing counsel prior to trail primarily because the opposing counsel was on vacation and unavailable. Met briefly before trail with no agreements. Trial started with opposing counsel presenting 2 notebooks of exhibits etc. Diane said she only had individual exhibits and folders and that the judge's clerk said that would be satisfactory which the clerk denied, The judge said he would accept what she had. Early in the proceedings she objected two times and the judge told her that this was a family court and would be more relaxed. Trial was two full days in length where the plaintiff took the entire 1st day (2 sessions) and 3 hours of the next day. Our accountant took 2 hours in explaining her financial analysis, I testified for an hour. Her submission of proposed findings etc. were only reviewed in haste due to time constraints and contained omissions and errors that were only discovered later. The judge's order was a "cut and paste" of the plaintiff's findings, conclusions and order. The forensic accountant's analysis was dismissed in favor of the plaintiff's assertions that "he was trying to do the right thing and was paying off familial debt " Ms. Kaer believed the judge made errors that could be addressed upon appeal but based on the $50,000 we had already spent and the previous results of her efforts we declined. She refused to take on the appeal on contingency. She was steamrolled by the aggressiveness and confrontational attitude of the opposing counsel and more concerned with the procedural aspects of the pre-trial, trial and post-trial phases than the outcomes. Her effectiveness in presenting our case was not to our satisfaction.
Dawn Van Tassel, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I refer all my clients and friends with family law issues to Diane. She is experienced, knowledgeable and responsive. She has a great demeanor with clients and reasonable rates for her amount of experience in the field.
Nicole Keirnes, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I worked with Diane as opposing council on a dissolution matter. Despite the challenging issues, Diane represented her client's position in a zealous yet respectful manner. Diane conducted negotiations with reasonableness in an effort to settle issues when possible. I highly recommend Diane and look forward to working with her again.