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Kathleen Elaine Rusler O'Connor

Family Attorney at Burnsville, MN

5.0   1 review

also known as Kathleen O'Connor

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1990
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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A compassionate and agressive lawyer to represent you in all of your family law matters including divorce, custody and adoption.   Kathleen is familiar with the behind the scenes aspects of the Courts having started her legal career as  judicial law clerk.  (A lawyer who does research and writing for a Judge.)  She then entered private practice in 1992.  In 2016, she opened her own firm in Burnsville to serve clients in Dakota, Scott, Goodhue, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. 

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O'Connor Law and Mediation PLLC
1500 McAndrews Road W.
Suite 104
Burnsville, MN, 55337


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Posted by Lisa | June 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A+++ Experience
Kathleen has been my Attorney for almost a year. I have been divorced for nearly 10 years and have been dealing with an ex-spouse who is continually requesting changes and modifications to Court Orders and current PTE’s. I was referred to Kathleen by someone my husband works with and she was well known for being fair, well-respected, tenacious and a wonderful advocate. I found all of these traits to be true and was overjoyed when she delivered even more. Kathleen has the education and the experience to help guide you and mentor you through the legal system. Custody disputes are very stressful and emotional. Kathleen did an excellent job of being fair and yet standing up for what is right. She has the fortitude to project future incidents and situations that may arise and does everything she can to set you up so that the kids are protected. She truly had my best interests in mind as well as the interests of my children. I have never felt so reassured and protected as I did under her direction. Hiring Kathleen’s services was the best investment I made in my future and the future of my children. She kept me focused on looking ahead to a future with clarity and direction for my children and for me. I know have a very clear understanding of my rights, the rights of my children and a general idea of how the court system works and views custody disputes. There are certain things in this life that are out of our control but to have the Peace of Mind that your children are being taken care, treated fairly, and treated with respect, is a tremendous weight lifted of your shoulders. My children are my world and I trust Kathleen implicitly to help protect them.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • O'Connor Law and Mediation PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Priest Law Firm Ltd.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Gerlach Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Chairperson
  • Hastings Economic Development Comission
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Mardell Law Office
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Commission Member
  • Hastings Economic Development Commision
  • 2003 - 2007
  • President
  • Our Saviours Lutheran Church
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Vice-President
  • Our Saviours Lutheran Church
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Mardell Law Office
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Cullen Law Firm, Ltd
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • First Judicial District
  • 1990 - 1992
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  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Concordia College-Moorhead
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AmJur
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • 2288445
  • Family Law ADR-child custody
  • 2016

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Burnsville Family Lawyer Kathleen Elaine Rusler O'Connor
Kathleen Elaine Rusler O'Connor
Family Attorney
Burnsville, MN
Licensed for 33 years
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