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Kristine Jean Zajac

Family Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.9   64 reviews

also known as Zajac Law Firm


Licensed for 24 years

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About Kristine

Learn Kristine’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Child custody, paternity, parenting time, child support, divorces. Call to discuss details.

    23 years

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Criminal sexual conduct cases, domestic assault, assault, theft, driving without a license, criminal damage to property. Call to discuss details.

    23 years

  3. Sex crime
    10%
    Experienced, seasoned trial attorney representing clients on first to fifth degrees sex assault. Call to discuss details.

  4. Expungement
    5%
    Erasing previous criminal charges and/or convictions in the executive and judicial branch's of government. Call to discuss details.

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People need legal guidance during difficult times in life. You may be struggling with the uncertainty of a divorce or child custody dispute. You may be striving to protect your reputation, liberties and immigration status in the face of criminal charges. When such weighty circumstances threaten your peace of mind and future, it is important to seek a strong legal ally who cares deeply about your case.

At the Zajac Law Firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, family law attorney Kristine Zajac can be that ally for you. She is passionate about helping people like you overcome legal obstacles. She represents clients in a range of practice areas, focusing primarily on family law and criminal defense.

Kristine enjoys spending time with her family, playing basketball and reading.

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Licensed for 24 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/29/2022

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

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Zajac Law Firm
400 South 4th Street
Suite 1025
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Mr. E | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt Turnaround, Highly Engaging and Professional
I was very happy with their level of professionalism and willingness to strive for a quick turnaround on my case. I want to thank you Ms. Zajac and her team, most especially Ryan Briese for a great job shepherding me through this process. I am satisfied and highly recommend you and your team. Happy Holidays Many Thanks
Posted by Tamayra | November 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody case ! Im so happy
I highly recommend the lawyer Kristine Zajac, and Ryan Briese are excellent lawyers, responsible and very willing to help.They have very good knowledge of the law, my case was Custody and Kristine looked for every detail and evidence that could help us and she how he got full physical custody and bequeath. her work was extraordinary. I recommend them 100%.
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Posted by Cristian Mendez | October 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Asuntos familiar
Thank you very much attorney Kistine for your hard and hard work that you have done in my case 100% recommended
Posted by Ciro Vital | January 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and custody.
Hi my name is ciro Vital I want to tell the world how happy I am with Kristine's service,She is not an ordinary attorney She really seeks into your problem and always trying her best to accomplish any given goal this my second time She has represented me and I would highly recommend to our community. Thanks Kristine for giving me a huge piece of peace.
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Posted by Meg | October 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Kristine Zajac
While every divorce and custody case seems to be uniquely challenging, ours presented many issues. We needed a lot done, quickly and I didn’t have much money to spend. I desperately wanted custody of my child, that being the only priority, and felt I was in way over my head with my ex’s Lawyer proving to be extremely difficult to work with. We contacted many attorneys who needed monumental retainers, which we couldn’t provide. These attorneys just didn’t seem to care, or understand what we were looking for. I felt pressure to pursue more custody than I wanted, and focus more on the financial aspect of the divorce, rather than custody of my child. We found Kristine Zajac and from the first email, I felt relieved. She was available to meet for a consultation quickly and we hired her firm at the first meeting. Through our time together Kristine and her team were extremely transparent with funds. They knew we were spending everything we had, and couldn’t spend more. Kristine personally worked so hard to get everything done that we needed, and even sent us a little money back of the retainer that she didn’t use. We saw detailed documentation, whenever we asked, of how and where our money was being spent. She advocated well for my complicated medical needs with the judge, and protected me from the stress of dealing with my ex’s attorney. Kristine Zajac is fast, efficient, trustworthy and who you want in your corner when you need it most. If I ever need anything in the future, there is no one else I would call. Thank you Kristine for all of your help for our family.
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Posted by Dr. Noor | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Ms. Zajac is the best lawyer! Kristine believed in our case, supported us, great listener, always keeping us energized and the most important she gave us the hope in justice. Very open minded and extremely caring for everyone, she's helping and standing with her clients regardless of their race or color. Definitely recommending her for anyone who need an excellent lawyer to achieve the justice. We appreciate you Kristine from our hearts!
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Posted by Susan and Eric lovher | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grandparents visitation.
After fifteen years with constant contact with our granddaughters my son behind our backs decided to more to Florida without letting the girls even see us. He left with no forwarding address. My nine year old granddaughter was my shadow. I was referred to Kristine by our attorney and she did a great job. Replied instantly. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Karen | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most efficient, responsive, and helpful attorney I've ever worked with
Kristine and her staff were respectful, highly responsive, and gave realistic expectations regarding the process and timelines. Most answers to questions were answered within minutes of my sending an electronic communication, and she was always transparent and to-the-point in her responses. To have my entire divorce process from start-to-finish lasting well under two months was a remarkable experience – I never thought that getting a divorce could happen so smoothly and without any hiccups. Kristine and her staff helped with literally all of the steps from filling out the paperwork, sending documents to appropriate parties, and completing the online submissions to the court. They made it so easy, which allowed me to focus on my work and other obligations without having to worry about anything at all. While I hope to never need to retain legal services again (as most people would prefer not to), there is no question in my mind that Kristine’s firm is who I would contact.
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Posted by Devon | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cheers
I got blindsided with a matter regarding child custody and found myself in a seemingly uphill battle. I was very emotional and reached out to Kristine and her colleague Ryan for help. They were able to see things in the case I glossed over or paid no mind, and call upon precedents to aid me in my efforts. They took the time to get the full story, piece together my response, and help me achieve my goal. They pointed out the contradictions in the Petitioner's affidavit and got my documents submitted in a timely fashion. With their hard work, I was able to retain my rights, and get additional protection of them. Though no result is guaranteed with any attorney, I'm very happy that I retained her as MY attorney. As I've already told you Kristine, I can't thank you enough. Cheers
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I highly recommend Kristine Zajac, Always responsive and helpful, listens to my needs and desires, provides sound advice and options. Very well educated and experienced in family law.
Posted by Farah | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend
I hired Zajac for my case really she did amazing job I do recommend her very helpful and I get my job done within 2 months I was very happy thanks kristine for wonderful job I do appreciate your amazing job
Response from Kristine Zajac February 19, 2020
Thank you, Farah!!
Posted by Jill | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Kristine was wonderful to work with. She was efficient and quick to answer any questions that I had. I felt very comfortable with her in my consultation and decided to hire her after consulting with two other family lawyers as well. She made the process as quick and painless as possible. I never wish anyone to have to go through a divorce; but I would absolutely recommend hiring Kristine if you are ever in need of a divorce attorney.
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Response from Kristine Zajac March 1, 2021
Glad you were comfortable. Thank you.
Posted by Andy | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent guide for a difficult situation
Kristine handled my divorce. She did an excellent job of explaining the things I needed to know and being available when I had questions. I got a better resolution than I thought I would be able to get and I credit Kristine for making that happen. I don’t wish for anybody to end up in divorce proceedings but if you do then Kristine is an excellent choice for an attorney.
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Response from Kristine Zajac January 31, 2020
Thanks, Andy. Good things are in store for you. Thanks for trusting us.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
It was a great experience hiring kristine as a lawyer she is the best. She handle my case with respect and responsability always there for me when needed. I recomend kristine jean zajac to anyone going through a family matter!
Response from Kristine Zajac December 8, 2019
Thank you whoever you are.
Posted by Modou | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr
Excellent service! I definitely will recommend, based on my interaction with them. Professional and competent . I was represented satisfactorily . If you’re in the MN area or out of state, just contact them. I’m very happy with the services provided and the patience they had. They’ll make appointments and work with both parties involved.
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Response from Kristine Zajac October 15, 2019
Happy we got it done! My best to you.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER
Atty. Kristine Zajac is one of the BEST attorneys I have had the pleasure to work with. She is not only very informed and responsive to questions, but she takes her clients' cases very seriously and works hard for each one. She is very good at her job, very compassionate and always ready to help your situation regardless in her extreme busy schedule. I can't thank Atty. Zajac enough for the tremendous help she had provided me. I highly recommend her.
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Response from Kristine Zajac December 8, 2019
Thank you whoever you are!
Posted by Juan | August 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am very grateful to have had Kristine as my attorney.
I have hired Kristine twice already and in both situations the outcome has been the best it could be for me. Kristine is very easy to work with and has made me feel very comfortable. In both occasions I have been relieved to have Kristine on my side.
Response from Kristine Zajac October 15, 2019
Thanks, Juan! Happy to always help you!
Posted by Jerry | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Helpful
I have been using Kristine for a few years now. I originally needed help with custody and child support. Kristine listened to what I wanted to happen and talked me through what actually could be done and once we agreed on a plan she did exactly what she told me she could do. That has lead me to keep using her with everything else that has came up with my children and my ex. I have personally told people to use her for their family court issues.
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Response from Kristine Zajac October 15, 2019
Thanks, Jerry.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Working with Ms. Kristine from outside state (Kansas) was easy and seamless. Thanks for the good work and winning me a chance to get to know my son.
Response from Kristine Zajac October 15, 2019
Great to hear it!
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Muy Buen abogado, percibí un interés personal, en mi caso. ¡Gracias Kristine!
Response from Kristine Zajac October 15, 2019
Thank you whoever you are.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Zajac Law Firm
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lanners and Olson, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk to Judge Stephen Aldrich
  • Fourth Judicial District
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Heather Newman vs. Robert Newman
  • Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.
  • In the matter of: Gayle Cardial, Petitioner, Respondent vs. Paul G. Cardinal, Appellant.
  • Court upheld the custody determination and the finding that domestic abuse had occurred and remanded the case for findings as to the amount of child support and spousal maintenance.
  • State of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis, Appellant vs. Peter Alvin Schulze, and Marcie Lynn Simms Respondents.
  • The case was remanded with the district court to conduct an in camera review to weigh the competing interests in determining discoverability.

Associations

  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2018
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Sentencing Guidelines Commission Board
  • Chair of Legislative Subcommittee
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Sentencing Guidelines Commission Board
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Hispanic Law Student Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Cum laude
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 1998
  • Top 10% of class after First Year
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Minnesota
  • 1994

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law and how it's impacted by immigration issues
  • Criminal Law and how it's impacted by immigration Issues
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (30)
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kristine is always well prepared and fair. She does not play games. She is kind and seems to be sincerely aiming for the best outcome for all parties. She displays the proper decorum and professionalism and respect for all participants."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases with Ms. Zajac as opposing counsel. I have found her to be a tough advocate on behalf of her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristine cares about her clients and does a great job for each of them. I have known her as an Attorney for over a decade and would trust her advice myself if I had a family law issue that I needed to address."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Zajac is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from her every day. A superb attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristine is a great lawyer. Very nice and very good at what she does."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer and have refer cases to Ms. Zajac in criminal defense and family law matters for many years. She is a great advocate, because she has compassion and really listens to her clients. She has success in court because she prepares well seeks the just result in difficult legal situations."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I ave referred her clents and hey have been impresed with her skill and professionalism."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because I have evaluated her retainer agreements, the close interaction she has with her clients, the positive outcomes she has engineered for her clients, and the very reasonable charges associated with her high quality legal services."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Zajac as an attorney. Ms. Zajac has a lot experience is handling family law matters. Ms. Zajac's personality and care in handling her matters has earned her a solid client base and loyalty. Ms. Zajac is thoughtful and caring while representing her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristine Zajac is a talented and devoted lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who cares about her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristine Zajac is a great lawyer. She works hard and gets results. I consult her often. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristine is an excellent attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable and personable, a hard to find combination"
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