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Scott M. Rodman is a shareholder with Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer, PLLC. Mr. Rodman’s practice focuses exclusively on family law, including but not limited to divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, interstate and international divorce and child custody, Hague Convention and non-Hague parental child abduction, parental child abduction prevention, third-party custody and visitation,antenuptial (pre-nuptial) agreements, adoption and appeals.

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Mr. Rodman received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1999, and graduated with a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2002. Prior to joining Arnold, Rodman & Pletcher, PLLC, Mr. Rodman practiced family law with Tuft & Arnold, PLLC.

Mr. Rodman was previously an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University where he taught Business Law to undergraduate students.  Mr. Rodman is also a frequent lecturer at legal seminars both nationally and in Minnesota and has served on the Planning Committee for the Family Law Institute in 2014 and 2015.

Mr. Rodman is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral for Facilitative Mediation by the Minnesota Supreme Court. In addition, he has received extensive training in both Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) and Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE). Mr. Rodman was also selected to receive specialized training in international custody and parental abduction mediation at the American Bar Association in Washington, DC.  Mr. Rodman was appointed by Ramsey County judicial officers to serve as one of four attorneys on the Ramsey County Early Case Management/Early Neutral Evaluation Steering Committee, and has continued this work through the Ramsey County Low Fee Custody Evaluation program committee. Mr. Rodman was further appointed to serve on the SENE Best Practices Subcommittee and was selected as a SENE provider on the Ramsey County SENE roster of approved providers.

Mr. Rodman is also the Editor of the forthcoming Divorce Practice Deskbook, to be published by Minnesota CLE in August 2015.

Mr. Rodman has been named a Super Lawyer by and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine for 2014 and 2015, a distinction given to 5% of attorneys, and was previously named a Rising Star by and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine for every year from 2007 to 2013, a distinction given to 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Rodman served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Cara Lee Neville in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Admitted to practice law in both New York and Minnesota, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association, and he co-founded an organization to promote positive collegiality and cooperation among family law attorneys in the Twin Cities. Mr. Rodman serves on the Membership Committee for the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Mr. Rodman volunteers with the Safety Project at Chrysalis, a program devoted to providing pro bono representation for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Mr. Rodman also volunteers his time to the Chrysalis/Tubman Law Clinic and the Hennepin County Limited Scope Legal Services Project, where he previously served as Co-Chair.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
    12 years
  2. Divorce: 35%
    12 years
  3. Alimony: 10%
    12 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    12 years
  5. Child Custody: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($200-295/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jill I Frieders

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Frieders Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Margaux Coady Soeffker

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an excellent and reasonably priced mediator.


    Margaux Soeffker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer, PLLC

2626 East 82nd Street
Suite 355
Minneapolis, MN, 55425-1381


MNAuthorized to practice200408/14/2016
NYCurrently registered 200307/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine2015
Super and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine2014
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Oral Argument ChampionPhillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court2002
"Rising Star" AttorneyMinnesota Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyTuft & Arnold, PLLC2005 - 2010
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Cara Lee NevilleHennepin County District Court2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Minnesota Chapter)Membership Committee Member2011 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Minnesota Family Law LeagueCo-Chair and Co-Founder2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Warren E. Burger Inn of CourtN/A2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota CLEDivorce Practice Deskbook2015
Family Law Forum, a Publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section, Fall 2008, Volume 17, No. 1International & Interstate Civil and Criminal Remedies to Parents of Children Who Have Been Kidnapped2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
State University of New York, BinghamtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SMRLS Senior Legal FairGrandparents' Rights2008
AAML Divorce CampFacilitator and Planning Committee Member2008
SMRLS Senior Legal FairGrandparents' Rights2007
AAML Divorce CampFacilitator and Planning Committee Member2007