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Amanda Jane Maenner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Minnetonka, MN

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2008
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Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Child support

  4. Family
    Our office handles all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, support, paternity, and guardianship. Visit our website at

    16 years

I am a family law attorney located in Wayzata, Minnesota.  I understand that most people going through the court process for family matters will have a continuing relationship with the other party.  I work with my clients to achieve the best results possible without destroying their relationship with the other party.  If matters are not able to be resolved outside of court, I have the experience to be able to handle high level litigation through trial. My practice focuses on family law matters including divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, paternity, third party custody, and grandparent visitation. 

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Maenner Minnich PLLC
13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 320
Minnetonka, MN, 55305

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Posted by Kevin | October 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Amanda was exceptional. Similar to wanting a doctor with great bedside manner, she was an outstanding lawyer. She is intelligent, calm, kind and methodical. Unlike many lawyers, she isn’t interested in racking up your billable hours; she works efficiently and only in your best interest. She always responded quickly to calls and emails. Her demeanor was professional yet stern. She is well respected by mediators and judges. My divorce was extremely stressful and Amanda did a great job keeping me calm during times where I was super emotional and stressed. She continued to be the voice of reason and kept me on the course which led to my desired outcome. I would highly recommend Amanda, especially to any man going through a custody battle.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2018
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Amanda is amazing!
I came to Amanda in 2011. She was quick to answer calls and emails, ethical, and kind. She sat on the phone with me while I cried, and told me how she was going to fight for my case. She knows the law really well. She has a very warm nature to her.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2018
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Cool headed, fair, and compassionate.
I switched to Amanda right before the conference with the judge. Best decision I’ve made in a long while. Amanda was even keel and genuinely had my best interest in mind. Professionally, she is proficient and highly competent. Really glad and fortunate to have her as counsel throughout the divorce process.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
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Confidence Inspiring
Amanda was very professional, very helpful, took extra time to answer questions and seemed to be very available. She seemed to know more about domestic violence and child custody than anybody else I had consulted with. For reasons outside of my control, I ended up working with someone else, although Amanda was my first choice. I would hire her in the future.
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Posted by Valerie | January 10, 2017
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Amanda was amazing
Amanda was absolutely amazing in helping me deal with my divorce and custody. She was very professional, yet kind and caring in dealing with my case. I could tell that she truly cared about my case and I wasn't just a number. Amanda was very quick to return emails and phone calls. Amanda pushed for me to get my case taken care of in a very timely manner when my ex husbands lawyer was very slow and not helping things move along as quickly. I feel so very fortunate to have worked with Amanda and would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Karen | December 6, 2016
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Fantastic family practice lawyer
I feel very fortunate to have had Amanda working for me to resolve long standing asset divorce issues with my former husband. Amanda was clear in her advice and I felt at all times she had my best interest foremost in this very difficult process. She explained all the risks and benefits of litigation options and resolved the case in a matter of a few months. At no time did I feel she was trying to drag out the process and was able to bring my former husband into agreement for final resolution, something I was never able to do on my own. I would highly recommend Amanda to anybody needing an attorney in MN for family issues, especially women in need of an advocate during divorce.
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Posted by Richard Rebollo | June 13, 2016
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Simply The Best
I was trying to find a lawyer for my sister in law. I reviewed many lawyers and they all pretty much said the same! Until I found Amand! Her reviews were outstanding and even from opposing counsel' I knew I had to call her! Just like the reviews no nonsense approach very professional and her demeanor is always the same, both in court over the phone and in person. A true professional! I would recommend her to any of my colleagues without hesitation!
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Amanda is incredible.
Amanda was very helpful and I have recommended Amanda to many coworkers and would recommend her to a close friend or family member. She is very empathetic and understands family can tell she took her education seriously and knows her stuff. She and the staff at Maenner Minnich are super willing to help you get what you need done...on TIME TOO! (help with affidavits, legal terminology, emotional support etc) My case is a custody case, which Amanda knows a lot about. You can be confident in court that someone who is trustworthy and knowledgeable will have your back.
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Posted by Amy | March 5, 2012
Wonderful lawyer
Amanda was fantastic, she's confident, knowledgeable, and sticks to the point. She handled my relocation out of state case in a timely manner. I really enjoyed working with her. She handled my case out of court and set up deadlines to move things along. I can't say enough. I would contact her for any future cases that I may have.
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Posted by Amy | January 25, 2012
Compassionate, Ethical and Competent
Compassionate, Ethical and Competent are the words that describe this outstanding lawyer. Always followed thru to the last detail, communicated and explained everything that was going on in my cases.
Posted by Jason | September 3, 2009
Professional and will go the extra mile!
Amanda was great to work with. I always felt she was looking out for my best intrest.
Posted by Sarah | August 19, 2009
Caring and attentive Lawyer
I have utilized Amanda Maenner for three legal opportunities. She is always willing to find a time that works with your schedule. She is great a reviewing contracts also! strongly recommend her.
Posted by Deborah | August 17, 2009
Amanda J. Maenner, Esq.
Amanda was very knowledgeable and was able to calmly get to the bottom line of each circumstance as well as a highly skilled negotiator would do. She can precisely analyze a situation very quickly. She understands court procedure and handles herself very professionally. An attorney to be admired and respected.
Posted by Jennifer | August 17, 2009
Satisfied & got the result I wanted in court
I came to Amanda frazzled and upset. Her confidence was calming an she was very knowledgeable. She was always willing to listen & got back to me right away when I left a message. When it finally came to our court date she was very organized, and calm yet firm in the courtroom. I'm hoping I won't ever need to be in court again, but if needed I would choose Amanda again.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Maenner Minnich PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • University Of Minnesota Law School
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Owner, Attorney
  • Maenner Law Office, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Germscheid, Heimerl & Lammers
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Patrick Burns & Associates
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Patrick Burns & Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD
  • 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Wright County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Family Law League
  • Secretary, Social Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
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  • Family Law Forum (Minnesota Bar, Family Law Section)
  • Working with Difficult Opposing Counsel from the Perspective of Young Attorneys
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amanda Maener's no none sense approach to family law is refreshing."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."

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Minnetonka Divorce and separation Lawyer Amanda Jane Maenner
Amanda Jane Maenner
Divorce and separation Attorney
Minnetonka, MN
Licensed for 15 years