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About me

I pride myself in offering clients small town customer service with signifiant experience in handling all forms of family law cases from complex business divorces, to contentious custody matters.  The majority of my practice is focused on families and thier legal issues.  Family law includes things such as divorce, child support, custody, adoptions and paternity. I also handle a variety of civil litigation cases in business, commercial and real estate matters and have a reputation for carefully and compassionately assisting clients through difficult times in their personal and professional lives. I enjoy alpine skiing and camping and spending time with my husband and three children.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 44%
    9 years
  2. Family: 30%
    9 years
  3. Wills: 25%
    6 years
  4. Chapter 7: 1%
    7 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dawn Elizabeth Speltz

    I worked with Katie as opposing counsel. Katie is an excellent advocate for her client while remaining committed to reasonable and productive settlement discussions.


    Dawn Speltz Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jason Charles Kohlmeyer

    I had one nasty case with Katie and was amazed how effective she handled both her client as well as the Court. I was very impressed with Katie's legal ability and heartily endorse her for any people looking for an aggresive family law attorney.


    Jason Kohlmeyer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Hess Law Office, P.A.

11070 183rd Circle NW
Suite A
Elk River, MN, 55330


MNAuthorized to practice200608/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Elk River LeadershipGraduate2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyRunchey, Louwagie & Wellman, PLLP2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Options, Inc.Board of Directors2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 18th District Bar AssociationSecretary2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 18th District Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Central Minnesota Legal ServicesVolunteer AttorneyN/A
Marshall Area Amatuer Sports CommissionBoard MemberN/A
City of Marshall Community Services BoardBoard MemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, 9th District Bar AssociationVice PresidentN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, 9th District Bar AssociationSecretary/TreasurerN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, 9th District Bar AssociationMemberN/A
18th Judicial District Bar AssociationPresident2015 - 2016
Lincoln-Lyon County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Skyberg vs. OrlichN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Minnesota, MorrisElementary EducationN/A2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Short Sale PanelBankruptcy and Short Sales2011
Grandparent Kinship GroupGrandparent Custody RightsN/A