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About me

I am at the peak of my experience at this time, having passed the Bar in 1976.  Client satisfaction is very high as illustrated in my website.  I am a Certified Financial Planner, which is a unique qualification for an attorney, requiring approximately 2 years of study and 2 days of testing with a pass rate less than 55% in the year I became a CFP.

My strengths include detail orientation and persistence in obtaining a result. I am quick and communicative. I feel that sometimes I wear the other side down through persistence, among other things.

"Industry recognition" on AVVO may be kind of low because I don't want to take the time to solicit recommendations from other attorneys.  A quick free consult, by calling 612-617-9000, should be enough to create confidence in my ability to pursue a successful outcome for you.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Family: 45%
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
  4. Appeals: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jeffrey Kent Priest

    I endorse this lawyer. Carol is one of the most experienced family law lawyers that I know of. You can't go wrong by hiring Carol.


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Contact info

Kurzman Grant Law Office

219 S.E. Main Street
Suite 403
Minneapolis, MN, 55414

219 S.E. Main St Ste 403
Minneapolis, MN, 55414-2152



MNAuthorized to practice197607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner, PartnerKurzman Grant Law Office Chartered1984 - Present
PartnerMeshbesher, Singer & Spence1975 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Women LawyersPresident1983 - 1983
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jordan sex abuse casesWon
Piper Kidnapping appealWon
Cases resulting in client praise sampled at www.attorneysinminnesota.comWon
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Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota State Bar Association Millennium publicationEvolution of Criminal Law and Procedure 1900-20001999
Family Law ForumHow to Seek Attorneys Fees on Appeal1999
Minnesota Trial LawyerSequestration of Jurors: Medicine Necessary to Prevent Tainted Verdict and Expensive New Trials1982
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Criminal Defense MagazineAttorney-Client Privilege and Proposed Code of Professional Responsibility1981
National College of Advocacy, Settlement and Plea BargainingPlease Bargaining in Sex-Related Cases1981
Minnesota Project: Coalition of Racial Minorities on the Question of Race & SentencingImpact of Sentencing Guidelines Upon Minorities1981
American Jurisprudence Proof of FactsSports Injury-Intentional Acts1979
Minnesota Trial LawyerRape by Spouse: Prosecution is in the Public Interest1979
Minnesota Trial LawyerReview of Search and Seizure: A Treatise on the Fourth Amendment1979
American Trial Lawyers' Trial MagazineEffective Discovery in Criminal Cases1979
Minnesota Law ReviewProcedural Due Process in Parole Release Proceedings1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Certified Divorce Financial AnalystN/AN/A2010
Certified Financial PlannerN/AN/A1994
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Macalester CollegeEconomics and Speech/communicationN/AN/A