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Theresa Ann Capistrant

Family Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   11 reviews

About Theresa

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%
    Traci Capistrant's practice is focused on Family Law, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, asset and liability division, domestic violence, and restraining orders. She has extensive motion and trial experience.

    1 year

  2. Mediation
    40%
    Traci also offers a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution services include mediation, early neutral evaluation, personal property arbitration, parenting time expeditor, and parenting consultant.

    1 year

Helping People Through Life's Transitions - A Family Law practitioner for over thirty-three (33) years, I am passionate about working with families through difficult life transitions. From simple, straightforward divorces, to complex custody and financial litigation, I know that my clients need support and direction on the best steps to take moving forward. My preference is to resolve cases through negotiation and settlement because I believe that families ultimately succeed best if they direct their own future. For those who cannot reach resolution on their own, I am a strong advocate familiar with and experienced in the formal trial process.

A 1988 cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, I have been named a Super Lawyer since 2002 and a Best Lawyer since 2021.  Our firm was named a Best Law Firm in 2022.  I am a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral mediator, including work in evaluative and Child-Inclusive mediation. I am also trained as a Parenting Consultant, a Parenting Time Expeditor, a personal property arbitrator, and a pet consultant and mediator. Working with the local courts, I am a Financial Early Neutral (FENE) and Social Early Neutral (ENE) evaluator privately and for Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne, Wright, and Washington counties. A founding member of the Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota, I continue to serve on its Executive Committee as emeritus, and participate in and have been a speaker at its monthly luncheons.

Helping people through life's transitions in a respectful and self-guided manner is the goal my firm strives for with each client.

Licensed for 34 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1988
Updated 10/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Theresa

Capistrant Van Loh, P.A.
One Main Street SE
Suite 206
Minneapolis, MN, 55414

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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2019
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The Best Attorney!
I highly recommend Traci Capistrant and Capistrant Law if you need representation for a high conflict divorce case. I am so very grateful to Traci and her whole team for the enormous amount of excellent work, communication, patience and care that they put into my case. Traci has represented me for the past 6 years, and done an exceptional job. My case has been extremely long, complicated, messy, frustrating and difficult. Through it all, I have been so impressed with Traci's ability to listen well, remain focused and take action. She is kind and caring, gives good advice and is an excellent attorney. This has been the most difficult period in my life, and without Traci and Capistrant Law, I don't know where I would be now. There were times I didn't think I could go on, and Traci and her team were a constant support for me through everything. She is a woman with high character and an attorney that I call friend:) I don't think I would be standing today if it weren't for her. I was just awarded sole legal and sole physical custody of my children, which would not be possible without Traci and her team. THANK YOU Capistrant Law!!
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Posted by David | September 8, 2019
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Traci Capistrant is an excellent attorney
Traci helped me through a very difficult divorce. Always prepared and with thoughtful wisdom, she helped me navigate very difficult waters. Because of her excellent preparation as well as a very comfortable and casual style, the referee in our case always listened to her carefully, with obvious respect. I recommend her without reservation !
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Posted by Dimitris | May 2, 2018
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Why Traci is GREAT - both as a lawyer and a person
Traci was my lawyer during my divorce process that lasted more than 1 year. Beyond her excellent expertise, valuable experience, and thoroughness, I appreciated the fact that she and her team were both personable and efficient. Would definitely recommend her to anybody needing similar services.
Posted by Harish | November 27, 2017
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Professional, Intelligent, Witty, Supportive and Outstanding!
Traci is an all-around extraordinary woman, she from the very beginning took the time to understand the particulars of my case and advised me with the best possible outcomes at every turn. Traci took over my case after my first attorney had totally dropped the ball. She then recovered the lost ground and got me to where I needed to be. In the courtroom: She was a rockstar. Being represented by her confidence and strength, I overcame my fear and anxiety while sitting next to her in the courtroom. She maintained the highest coordination with the opposing counsel. In Traci’s office: Every time I met her in her office, she was warm, kind, and patient. She understood my case and my (on-going separation) emotions so well and gave me valuable advice to handle my ex-spouse, which was the sanest thing possible in that situation. So she was also my personal counselor :) She genuinely cares about her clients. She's focused and passionate about her work, doing what is right and fair for all. Overall: Traci pretty much achieved everything I needed out of my divorce financially, child custody, and helped build an amazing court order. She was calm, composed and collective during the hearings we had, and she never failed or disappointed me. I felt I put my life and my daughter’s life in her hands and she took care of us all the way. I do not have enough positive words to describe what an incredible job Traci did with my case, and I truly couldn’t have gotten through this painful time of my life without her support and expertise. Alex and Sue from Traci’s legal team were prompt and went above and beyond for all my requests. 6 months post-divorce now, and I’m still trying to move on - but looking back at those dark days of divorce and child custody battles, I would have to say that Traci and her team were like the angels watching over my shoulders. Thank you once again, Capistrant Law.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2016
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Assistance with Divorce
October, 2016 -- A year ago, the decision to divorce was made. A friend referred me to Traci Capistrant. It was a difficult time. I immediately felt at lease with Traci. She is clear. She is highly knowledgeable. And she is very professional. During the course of the past 12 months, Traci took the reigns and executed the divorce process most effectively, keeping me fully informed every step along the way. I was so relieved! And I felt very well treated and very reasonably charged. Working with Traci was the experience of working with a top-flight attorney. Also, special acknowledgement must be made about Traci's staff, particularly Alex. Alex is also communicative and professional. Traci Capistrant runs a high-quality law firm. Traci and her staff receive my strongest endorsement.
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Posted by Amanda | December 15, 2015
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Excellent at what she does!
Traci did an amazing job in my case. After going through 2 attorneys before I met Traci, having 2 horrible experiences with the previous 2 attorneys Traci joined my case 3/4 of the way through the divorce. She jumped right on board and made me feel very comfortable and confident that we could get my case moving in the direction. Traci is very,very smart and an all around amazing attorney! I highly recommend her services if you are lucky enough to obtain her. Thank you again to the whole Capistrant crew!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2013
Highly recommended!
Going through any divorce is hard - add a lot of contention, complexity and it's horrible. Having Traci as a sounding board to help provide options, possible outcomes and strategize the next steps to get to the end was priceless. She wasn't ever shy about telling me if she thought I was being unreasonable or not making the best choice. She's knowledgeable about and familiar with so many kinds of resources in the field that we used and was able to give me pros/cons of the many options so I could make informed choices about what was best for me. Traci is extremely smart, detailed, and very savvy. Always well-prepared, whether in court or for a 1:1 meeting, she can be tough when the situation merits it. One of my favorite things about Traci is the way she can often look at very creatively at the specific situation and suggest more unusual paths to resolution, which often worked much better in my case. She's also well-connected and incredibly well-respected in the community -- with lawyers, various types of mediators, judges. Her support staff was also wonderful to work with. Traci knows that every case is unique and is wonderful at tailoring her support to her client's needs.
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Posted by Todd | November 22, 2013
An excellent Attorney
Traci did a fantastic job representing me during a very tough time in my life. Like most divorces things can be very emotional and disruptive. Traci did a fantastic job dealing with a lot of the headaches i couldn't and simplified things to a manageable level. I am very great full of her expertise and knowledge in the matter. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. i not only would recommend her i have recommended her to a number of others.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2013
SIMPLY THE BEST
I would HIGHLY recommend Traci. Traci was very professional and straight-forward. She confidently led me through the most difficult time of my life. When things "got ugly", Traci was there counseling me through the necessary steps to successfully navigate my divorce. Trustworthy, compassionate, honest, and knowledgeable. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. 5 STAR RECOMMENDATION!!!
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Posted by Darla | November 17, 2013
Divorce Attorney Recommendation
Traci provided excellent counsel and guidance through a stressful divorce process which had a pre-nuptial agreement. She set expectations for what I would likely 'come out the other side with.' She also knows many legal professionals in town; the arbitrator she recommended was also very good. I would work with her again.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2012
Amazing!
personal attention, compassion and absolute trust! Traci did an EXCELLENT job with my case. I feel so blessed to have worked with her through this difficult period in my life. I cannot recommend her strongly enough!!! Traci is AMAZING!!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Capistrant Van Loh, P.A.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney-Owner
  • Capistrant Law, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Peterson, Fishman, Livgard & Capistrant
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Minnesota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Associations

  • Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Education Committee Member
  • 2019 - 2021
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Awards

  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyer's Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • Woman of Outstanding Leadership
  • The International Women's Leadership Association
  • 2015
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer"
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Twin Cities' Finest 2012
  • City Pages Minneapolis
  • 2012
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Minnesota Law & Poliics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • "Super Lawyer" Top 100 Woman
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Minnesota Law and Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • "Super Lawyer" Top 100 Women
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • "Super Lawyer" Top 100 Women
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyer"
  • Minnesota Law & Politics
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Minnesota Bench & Bar
  • Orders for Protection: When the Shield Becomes a Sword
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • MSBA Family Law Institute
  • The Impact of the Pandemic on Family Law Practice
  • 2021
  • Metro State University - Law and the Legal Process
  • Family Law: Hot Topics & the Evolution of the Practice
  • 2019
  • MSBA - Family Law Section
  • Preparing Your Client for Early Neutral Evaluation
  • 2018
  • Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Working with Clients, Self-Represented Litigants and Opposing Counsel
  • 2018
  • Metro State University - Law and the Legal Practice
  • Family Law: Hot Topics and the Evolution of the Practice
  • 2018
  • 2018 Paralegal Short Course Series
  • Child Support 101
  • 2018
  • Law & the Legal Process 101 Course
  • The Complexities of a Family Law Practice
  • 2017
  • Family Law Institute
  • Preparing Your Client for SENEs & FENEs
  • 2017
  • Family Law Institute
  • Child Support 101 - Paralegal Track
  • 2017
  • Law & the Legal Process 101 Course
  • Family Law: Ugh! I Could Never be a Family Law Attorney it’s too Emotional: The Complexities of a Family Law Practice
  • 2016
  • Family Law Institute
  • Preparing Your Client for SENEs & FENEs
  • 2016
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Running a Successful Family Law Practice: Tips for Establishing and Sustaining Your Own Law Firm
  • 2015
  • Law & the Legal Process 101 Course
  • Family Law: Ugh! I Could Never be a Family Law Attorney it’s too Emotional The Complexities of a Family Law Practice
  • 2015
  • MN CLE Webinar
  • Running a Successful Family Law Practice
  • 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Preparing for a Family Law Trial
  • 2014
  • Law & the Legal Process 101 Course
  • The Ever Evolving Practice of Family Law
  • 2014
  • Family Law Workshop for Paralegals: Handlling Financial Issues at a Higher Level
  • Preparing Financial Statements Quickly & Effectively
  • 2014
  • MSBA Solo-Small Firm Section
  • The Changing Face of Spousal Maintenance
  • 2013
  • Minnesota CLE
  • Preparing your Client for an Early Neutral Evaluation or Mediation
  • 2013
  • Law & the Legal Process 101 Course
  • The Ever Evolving Practice of Family Law
  • 2013
  • Family Law Institute
  • The Fundamentals of Spousal Maintenance
  • 2013
  • Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Working with Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel
  • 2012
  • Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small Firms
  • Entrepreneur or Lawyer?
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Traci is compassionate, skilled, and highly effective. I recommend her in the highest regard."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Traci provides her clients with smart, spirited representation. I have had the privilege of working with her several times on various types of matters, and she is a pro! I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Traci on divorce and family law matters for many years, and she has superb knowledge and a high level of professionalism with every step of the family court process. Traci's clients are well served with her assistance."

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Minneapolis Family Lawyer Theresa Ann Capistrant
Theresa Ann Capistrant
Family Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 34 years