|MN||Authorized to practice||2006||04/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Club Service Award||Chaska Rotary Club||2011|
|President's Scholarship||University of St. Thomas||2002|
|Partner||Bloomgren Hanson Legal||2011 - Present|
|Associate||Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP||2005 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial Board||Director||2017 - Present|
|University of St. Thomas School of Law||Faculty Mentor||2016 - Present|
|Univeristy of St. Thomas School of Law||J.D. Compass Carreer Strategist||2015 - Present|
|University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Board||Director (2013-2014, 2017)||2013 - Present|
|Chaska Rotary||Past President, current Member||2007 - Present|
|University of St. Thomas Mentor Program||Mentor||2007 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|8th District Bar Association||Member - Ethics Investigation Committee (ending 2017)||2005 - Present|
|Business Girls Network - Minnetonka||Chapter Leader||2015 - 2016|
|Carver County Health Initiative||Board Member||2012 - 2014|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Waconia Mock Trial Coach||2009 - 2011|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Marketing and Public Relations,||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
Posted by Betsy
Amanda is an amazing lawyer! She is professional, easily approachable and proficient! All correspondence with her was very timely and her expert advice was appreciated. She assisted with my divorce and I have recommended her to others for their legal needs. They were also happy with their results.
Posted by Phou
I had been divorced for about 10 years with two kids & had joint custody of them. I've since remarried, and then my wonderful wife & I were expecting our first child together. Around that time my Ex-wife tried again for the 3rd time for custody changes and lost again, so a new Parenting Consultant Janeen was appointed to our case. Suddenly my world was turned around when I lost over 85% of my time with my two current children based on the new PC's decision, even despite an extremely thorough Custody Evaluation being completed weeks before clearly recommending that changes should not be made to our 50/50 custody...and that it would cause more harm if changes were made.
My close personal friend (who's also any attorney) new my situation was very complex and had highly recommended Amanda. Before meeting with Amanda, I thought it was a better choice that I consult with more expensive attorneys ($450-$750/hr) and those with at least 20 - 30 years of experience. The two other attorneys I consulted with were very stunned & nearly speechless after reviewing all of the Court Orders and then the 8 or 9 PC Decisions made over a period of maybe 12 months. Yet they did not felt that I had a strong case to overturn the Judge's or the new PC's Decisions and to have the PC vacated, as this was a very difficult & rare task to accomplish.
I then decided to meet with Amanda. After she reviewed my case, she didn't make any guarantees, but said that she felt we had a strong argument based on the, "facts of the law". That gave me enough confidence to proceed.
After filing our first motion, Amanda was able have the Judge allow our case to be reviewed again. Several months later we had our hearing. We ended up winning our case and the PC was VACATED! The PC Janeen had also been found to be in violations by the ADR Ethics Board. But the fact that it was all about having my two other children back made it one of the biggest successful events of my life.
Amanda was so detailed, thorough, and very understanding of my entire case. She was also able to help me communicate more effectively with my Ex-wife so that it was more productive as opposed to me only being angry from her constantly being overbearing and trying to control things while I had time with our children.
I can't say enough how grateful I am I have Amanda by my side. She is and always will be my family law attorney until my kids turn of legal age. I highly recommend her and would vouch for her should anyone need a reference...
Posted by Barb
I would recommend Amanda for anyone going through a divorce she walked me through the process step by step answered all my questions in a very timely manner was very flexible in meeting place and times that fit my schedule. She fought for me and was with me during the entire mediation process and follow up was wonderful a year after my divorce was final she continues to follow up and tie up loose ends. Amanda was wonderful was very understanding of my feeling during the process she was recommended by a friend and I have since recommended her and will do so in the future.
David Schultz, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Amanda is hard working, intelligent and compassionate. She focuses on understanding the needs of her clients and works tirelessly to meet their goals. I have referred several people to her and every one of them has been extremely happy with her representation. I endorse Amanda without hesitation for any family law matter in Minnesota.
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