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Michael Paul Boulette

Family Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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In difficult times of transition, like those facing many family law clients, I work to help my clients make sense of a legal system that can often seem disconnected from the realities of their lives. I believe in working closely with clients to help them understand the range of possible legal outcomes so that together we develop a strategy best tailored to meet the client’s needs and objectives. Often that will include pursuing alternative dispute resolution, but may also require litigation to ensure that the client’s rights are protected and that their voice is heard. At base, my central goal is providing the client with value-added expertise and advocacy, whether in the courtroom or the conference room, so that they can make informed and rational decisions in a challenging time of personal and family change.

Location

Lindquist & Vennum
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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Posted by Dr. Andy | June 13, 2015
Paternal Child Support Defense
I hired Mr. Boulette back in August 2012 to defend from the "blood sucking" ex, the mother of my two estranged children on my child support obligations. This woman had the audacity to certify mailed me a packet with a stack of children's medical bills asked for a total over $13,000 middle of no where while I paid her $4000/month (on time) in child support. Mr. Boulette was professional, prompt on emails and phone calls, and thorough on my case after an initial complimentary phone consultation. After Mr. Boulette's assessment of all the medical bills, he found ONLY $900 out of those $13K medical bills were legal under the law and judge's orders. A HUGE WIN for me, Mr. Boulette's knowledge, and a BIG F to the mother of my estranged children! Thank you Mike for all your help and attention to my case. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lindquist & Vennum
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kathleen M. Newman & Associates, PA
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Kathleen M. Newman & Associates, PA
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
  • N/A
  • Bowdoin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
  • N/A

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Co-Chair Education Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Finance and Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Board Member, MSBA/HCBA Liaison
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Treasurer, Awards Committee Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Secretary, Awards Committee Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Publication Co-Editor, Family Law Section Liason
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Citations
  • Beware the Pre-Divorce Facebook Clean-Up
  • 2015
  • Bench & Bar of Minnesota
  • Lien In: The Use and Abuse of Marital Liens
  • 2013
  • Bench & Bar of Minnesota
  • Collecting Child Support and Maintenance: A New Role for QDROs
  • 2012
  • Jurimetrics
  • That Kind of Sex Which Doth Prevaile: Shifting Legal Paradigms on the Ontology and Mutability of Sex
  • 2010
  • Vera Lex
  • Questioning Authority: Just War Theory, Sovereign Authority, and the United Nations
  • 2010
  • Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives
  • An Apology for the Archbishop: Shari’ah Law and the Jurisprudence of Mutliculturalism
  • 2010
  • Acta Iuridica Olomucensis
  • Two Concepts of Role-Morality: In Search of a Normative Language of Legal Ethics
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Session Wrap-Up: Gender-Equity Style
  • Changes to Minnesota Family Law, 2016 and Beyond
  • 2015
  • New Lawyer's Section
  • Splitting the Baby: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Changes to Minnesota’s Custody and Parenting Time Statutes
  • 2015
  • Minnesota CLE Webcast
  • Custody & Parenting Time: Understanding and Applying Evolving Standards
  • 2015
  • Divorce Camp
  • What Have You Done to My Statute: The New Best Interest Factors
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar, National Business Institute
  • Death and Divorce: Where Probate Court Meets Family Court
  • 2015
  • 36th Annual Family Law Institute
  • Handling 5 Critical Financial Issues Related to Children
  • 2015
  • Understanding the Legal and Ethical Implications of High Conflict Custody Cases
  • Family Court and High Conflict Custody Cases: A Roadmap for Professionals
  • 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • The PC ABC’s: Effectively Using Parenting Consultants in Family Law Practice
  • 2014
  • Minnesota Paralegal Association Annual Conference
  • Keeping Yourself Relevant in the Legal Field and in Your Area of Expertise
  • 2014
  • First Annual Midwest Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/ Abusive Head Trauma
  • Legal Responses to Shaken Baby Syndrome/ Abusive Head Trauma
  • 2014
  • Family Law: ACA, Windsor and More
  • Divorce Law Trends and Hot Topics and Divorce Under the Affordable Care Act
  • 2014
  • Family Law: ACA, Windsor and More
  • Divorce Law Trends and Hot Topics
  • 2014
  • Family Law: ACA, Windsor and More
  • Divorce Under the Affordable Care Act
  • 2014
  • AFCC Lunch and Learn
  • Parenting Consulting: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • 2014
  • What's Up in the Law
  • What's Up in (Family) Law
  • 2013
  • Guest Speaker--University of St. Thomas School of Law (Family Law Course)
  • Five Things I Learned in My First Years of Practice that I Didn't Learn in My Family Law Class
  • 2013
  • Family Law Series: Lien In--The Use and Abuse of Marital Liens
  • Family Law Series: Lien In--The Use and Abuse of Marital Liens
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael and I have served as co-counsel on two separate appeals in family law on behalf of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He was incredibly knowledgeable on the subject matter, and I would recommend him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Boulette. He is caring, affable, and incredibly sharp."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Minneapolis Family Lawyer Michael Paul Boulette
Michael Paul Boulette
Family Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 13 years