|MN||Authorized to practice||1998||04/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Minnesota Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Minnesota Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|2010 Firm of the Year||Tubman||2010|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2000|
|Adjunct Professor||William Mitchell College of Law||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Clausen & Hassan, LLC||2004 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Lubov & Associates, LLC||2001 - 2004|
|Associate Attorney||Orman & Nord||1999 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||The Honorable David P. Sullivan||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dakota County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Roster List of Providers||Anoka County, Dakota County & Ramsey County||N/A|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)||Former Director||N/A|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Sommer v. Sommer, C7-02-179, filed July 16, 2002||N/A|
|Young v. Young, C9-02-104, filed June 4, 2002||N/A|
|Hennepin County v. Johnson, A06-938, filed January 16, 2007||N/A|
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|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude||1998|
|Luther College||Philosophy & Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Continuing Legal Education Presentation||Harassment Restraining Orders||2009|
|Legal Presentation||Child Custody and Support||N/A|
|Legal Presentation||Divorce Dollars & Sense||N/A|
|Legal Presentation||Divorce Seminar||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
Fahan is very prepared, listens and is thorough.
I represented myself during the initial phases. Farhan was very helpful on a graceful transition. He set and met reasonable objectives.
1-I wanted my wife and me to remain friends
2-I wanted primary custody of my daughter
3-I listed assets I wanted to retain
4-I wanted a to give my wife time to get help (if she chose - slow process)
5-It was important for me to do some legwork
Compared to most divorces, mine took a bit longer, was more tense and cost a bunch more (due to complexity). Due to the semi-public nature of our family, it was important to keep the matter private (and sealed when complete).
He was very prompt and communicated when necessary. His assistant is very professional.
Our divorce took a few surreal turns. Farhan was quick to refer specialists when necessary and did not drum up drama.
The entire process took about 18 months. It's been about 18 months since the paper work was final.
My wife and I have the ability to take our daughter to dinner without tension.
I believe divorce is fundamentally wrong and sucks to live through. Hire a good mental health professional and pick an attorney you enjoy working with.
I retained Farhan for another legal issue - point made.
Posted by Susan
I used Farhan years ago and I highly recommend him. I was living a nightmare with a parenting consultant and extremely challenging high conflict case that was dragging on and on over co-parenting conflicts.
I consulted with over 30 attorneys who would not touch my case, but Farhan saw the need to get my family some sort of resolution. We'd been in the battle for 6 years! He was up front about what could and could not realitically be done and always kept me informed on every step. We ended up with a custody trial, which accomplished my goal of sole physical and legal custody for me. So many lawyers told me it was not possible to get that, but Farhan saw that the PC decisions laid out a case for sole custody. The great thing is that the custody change ended the battle, got rid of a meddling PC and my former spouse and I got along much better once the fight was taken away. It truly was the best thing for me, my children and even my ex.
Farhan will take the hard cases, when other attorneys will not, and he will be honest with you. Farhan was my fourth attorney and he had to undo messes that were the creation of the three previous attorneys. I recommend him to anyone I know going through divorce or high conflict parenting issues. He will get the job done!
Posted by Jessy
There are only three facts that you need to know about divorce lawyers... 1) just like any other industry/field, there's a drastic difference between good and great, and it isn't easy to distinguish that difference, 2) the financial outcome of a good lawyer verses a great lawyer is literally thousands of dollars, and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars, and 3) if your spouse has a lawyer, don't try to save a little money and proceed without a lawyer on your side; this is penny wise and pound foolish.
I'm speaking from experience; I've had a few different lawyers before I finally found Clausen & Hassan; I would have been much better off finding/using them in the first place. They transferred the house to my name, removed my alimony over a year early, and obtained a Karon Waiver to guarantee no further financial loss. Feel free to send me questions or thank me for introducing you to Clausen & Hassan.
Brian Clausen, Family Attorney
Farhan is a zealous advocate for his client. He is extremely knowledgable about the law and how it applies to the specific facts of his client's case. Farhan tirelessly pursues the best outcome for his client. He is adept at both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. I highly recommend Farhan and endorse him.
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