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James Thomas Williamson

Family Attorney at Chaska, MN

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2003
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About James

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James Williamson believes in sensible family law. When litigation is necessary, Mr. Williamson uses his extensive experience to guide his clients through the court system.




“Advocating for my client’s interests is top priority,” said Mr. Williamson.




When possible, he is also willing to work with mediators and other alternative dispute resolution methods, but he listens to what his clients prefer.




“I believe in a compassionate, sensible and cost-effective approach to family law, and this shows through in how I work for and with my clients,” Mr. Williamson said.




Contact James

Haugen Law Group
584 Bavaria Lane
Suite 100
Chaska, MN, 55318


4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Savannah | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t ask for a better lawyer during this difficult time!
Jim has always been so upfront about costs and what to expect during our custody case. I truly believe he has the children’s best interest in mind during everything. He is very responsive and walked me through everything. If you want a lawyer who truly cares, Jim is your guy! Can’t say enough good things about him.
Posted by Taylor | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
STOP LOOKING, Jim is your guy!
I highly recommend Jim Williamson. I have, unfortunately, worked with a handful of family law attorneys and I can honestly say that Jim is the best! He was supportive, honest, and always considerate of my end goal for myself and my family. Stop looking for an attorney, Jim is your guy!
Posted by Peter | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely difficult case.
Jim was great I don't know how I would've made it through this difficult time without him. I was falsely accused by my ex-partner of horrible behaviors. Jim defended me and believed me from the beginning. Jim helped me to understand this is a "process, " and it can take time, I just had to be patient. Jim and his assistant Beth put together a solid case that eventually led to 50/50 custody. This was not an easy case the other side was very obstructionist and made me out to seem like a monster. It was challenging to sit by and not lash out, Jim kept me grounded. Jim advised me that the truth would come out and I would be with my children again. He was right, all the lies, false accusations and behaviors that opposing party committed, Jim was able to expose. The best part was Jim was able to keep me focused by making sure we focused on the best interest of my children. By taking the higher road, Jim was able to get me my legal rights as a father. I couldn't imagine having gone through this ordeal without Jim.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cannot go wrong with James Williamson!
James was extremely helpful throughout my entire process, answered all of my questions thoroughly and honestly. Never once did he steer me in the wrong direction. He provided me with all possible scenarios of what could/could not happen with the potential outcome of my case. Any time I had questions whether I felt they were irrelevant or not, he answered them without hesitation. James's wealth of knowledge when it comes to Family & Child Custody is impeccable and I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need.
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Posted by Jen | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best. Lawyer. Ever
We had 2 lawyers before we met Jim and I wish we would have found him sooner! He made things happen for us and not because we had a slam dunk case; in fact, the opposite was true. With hard work and perseverance, we finally made head roads in the family justice system, in this case for the father. He knows the system and he knows the judges which helps immensely when you are putting your life and the lives of your children in someone else's hands. Would highly recommend him to anyone who is just starting to navigate the family justice system or to those that have tried and failed with other lawyers like we did. It was well worth it!
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Jim is an excellent family law attorney.
He is responsive, knowledgeable and experienced. I would highly recommend his work.
Posted by DJ | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not Good
Jim did not provide me with all of my options as his client. I was unaware of a Karon Waiver, I was the primary income earner, and I was never presented the option of having an "expert financial review" or "vocational evaluation" done on my Ex. I spoke to another Attorney who said I should have these two things done, and when I said that is what I wanted, my case was resolved very quickly and signed by the Judge about 3 weeks later. Jim is a very nice man, but I cannot recommend him as a Divorce Attorney.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Haugen Law Group
  • 2016 - Present


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of North Dakota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Jim at a prior law firm, and learned a tremendous amount from him about the practice of family law. Jim is an experienced, skilled, and caring attorney. I would highly recommend to everyone hiring Jim."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a former colleague and a personal mentor. I have a great respect for his knowledge of family law and expertise in handling all related matters. Jim's clients have a sharp attorney on their side. They can expect straightforward advice and respectful, assertive advocacy."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim represents his clients with integrity, skill and commitment. My experience with Jim is that he is a zealous advocate, but his advocacy is tempered with pragmatism and compassion. He will settle a case where possible, but will litigate fearlessly where settlement is not possible."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a passionate advocate. He is knowledgeable and attentive to his client's needs. I strongly endorse this lawyer."

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Chaska Family Lawyer James Thomas Williamson
James Thomas Williamson
Family Attorney
Chaska, MN
Licensed for 19 years