Gillian J. Blomquist grew up in California and lived in Arizona and Vancouver, Canada, before adopting Minnesota as her home.
Gillian has worked in the legal field since 1998, starting as a paralegal with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, and then working as a family law paralegal while she completed her master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota. In Arizona, she worked for the Attorney General’s Office on child protection matters. Upon returning to Minnesota, she spent time working for the 10th Judicial District as a Guardian ad Litem advocating for children in juvenile and family court. As an attorney in Minnesota, she has handled matters as diverse as estate planning, contested probate matters, bankruptcy, family law, and guardianship. Since 2014, she has practiced exclusively family law.
Gillian’s law practice consists of handling matters such as divorce, child custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, spousal maintenance, and other related matters. Gillian believes that an attorney’s role is to provide realistic expectations based on the law, to consider creative ways to solve complex problems, and to reduce client stress by acting as a steady guide through difficult times. While she prefers to work with her clients towards negotiating solid and fair agreements, she also has the skills necessary to advocate for her clients in court when necessary.
Gillian spends her time away from the practice of law raising four busy kids with her husband, running with two energetic dogs, and restoring an old house.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2005||10/15/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Willard H. Pedrick Scholar||Willard H. Pedrick Society||2004|
|Owner||Wermerskirchen & Blomquist, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Owner||Blomquist Law Office||2008 - 2011|
|Guardian ad Litem||10th Judicial District State Of Minnesota||2006 - 2007|
|Assistant Attorney General||Arizona Attorney General's Office||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cooperative Practice Network||Member||2019 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2015 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|Children and the Law Section - Minnesota State Bar||Chair||2008 - 2010|
|Family Law Forum||Attorney (Mis)Behavior||2009|
|Family Law Forum||Representing Guardians ad Litem on a Pro Bono Basis: An Opportunity to Work for the Best Interests of Children||2008|
|Arizona State Law Journal||Member||2004|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||J.D.||2004|
|University of Minnesota||MPP||2000|
|Arizona State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Second Saturday||Divorce Workshop||2016|
Posted by Crystal
Wed Nov 09 2011