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►        Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC is a full service law firm.   Tricia Dwyer, Attorney, practices in the area of family law (including divorce and domestic abuse issues), criminal law, employment law issues and more.  Ms. Dwyer is an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and an active participant in the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law and Criminal Law Sections. As required by MSBA rules, attorney Dwyer is a member of a county Bar Association. Ms. Dwyer is a Certified Minnesota North Star Lawyer, a Trained Family Mediator and Trained Conflict Coach, a former Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral on the Minnesota Supreme Court roster, and a former Minnesota Parenting Time Expeditor.  Ms. Dwyer is a trained Restorative Group Conference Facilitator; trainers included Minnesota Department of Corrections personnel and local law enforcement.Attorney Dwyer is an active member of the County Bar Association.  She is a Trained Mediator & Trained Personal Coach.  Attorney Dwyer chooses to devote time to volunteering for a particular Minnesota charity; Ms. Dwyer wishes to perform her service work to others without recognition. Ms. Dwyer formerly served on the roster for the Ramsey County Family Court Mediation Program.  Attorney Dwyer is a Trained Crisis Worker & was certified by A.A.S.  Attorney Dwyer is familiar with issues of chemical dependency, alcoholism and mental health, and illness, and she is supportive of those making efforts at recovery, and those suffering from active alcoholism or other addiction or having active issues surrounding their mental health & well being. For several years, Attorney Dwyer regularly volunteered her time to assisting teenagers experiencing active chemical dependency issues, 'trouble with the law' & other related legal repercussions.Ms. Dwyer attended law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, receiving a Juris Doctor degree.   Attorney Dwyer attended the College of St. Thomas (which is now the University of St. Thomas), receiving a bachelor's degree in Philosophy. Ms. Dwyer is a devoted mother to her own three young adult children, and devoted grandmother to one grandchild.  Ms. Dwyer has special compassion for all persons with special needs of all sorts and has vast experience with, and exposure to, people -- young & old, rich & poor, religious or 'non-religious', who find themselves facing all sorts of very serious personal 'life issues'. Attorney Dwyer is active in the community in many regards and regularly serves and assists the poorest of the poor, those in dire need in our community.  Ms. Dwyer supports all Twelve Step program members, especially the nationally known MainStreeters Open A.A. group which meets every day of the year in 3 sites throughout the greater Twin Cities:  MainStreeters member are committed to performing selfless service to 'hurting' others (for everyone who is suffering, another person stands with hands outreached to express care, kindness, forgiveness & love.)Attorney Dwyer formally associates with Attorney Federico Malibago and Attorney Ben Tarnowski, each of whom have years of experience practicing law in Minnesota. Formerly Attorney Dwyer associated with Attorney Liefeld who is now working for the government & Attorney Vesel who is presently a college professor & student in the process of completing his second doctorate degree . Attorney Dwyer routinely confers with many other licensed Minnesota attorney colleagues who are also held in high esteem by peers. Attorney Dwyer acts as mentor to other attorneys.Attorney Dwyer's FAMILY LAW work includes Divorce & Planning for Divorce & Post-Divorce prolems;  Child Custody & Parenting Time & Child Support; Emotional Abuse and Physical Domestic Violence, Orders for Protection & Harassment Orders; Juvenile and Adult Legal Concerns; more. Attorney Dwyer has extensive experience interacting with persons of all ages who are struggling with addictions or 'not in recovery' & those who actively seek recovery. Attorney Dwyer supports & affirms Men's Rights & Fathers' Rights. Attorney Dwyer regularly encounters legal issues involving IMMIGRATION - VISA LAW, &, too, people who are here in the U.S.A. & 'Undocumented'.Attorney Dwyer regularly keeps herself & the legal practice available for EMERGENCY LEGAL ISSUES: Attorney Dwyer assist former clients, family members or friends who find themselves facing upetting legal problems of all sorts.  It is not at all uncommon for legal issues to include factors such as alcoholism or other chem' dep' and, or mental illness Attorney Dwyer routinely makes '7-day' emergency attorney visits providing immediate legal counsel to jailed adults & juveniles including meeting with people who are presently represented by some other private pratcie attorney or county public defender.CRIMINAL DEFENSE, PRIVATE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS AND LEGAL ADVICE FOR PRIVATE LEGAL CONCERNS AND ISSUES including but not limited to alcohol and other drug legal issues, chemical dependency, and mental health legal issues.  HELP FOR ADULTS AND JUVENILES/CHILDREN, HELP FOR PARENTS.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Power Of Attorney: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
  5. Employment: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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  • John B. Elbert

    Tricia is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation.


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Contact info

Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC

8200 45th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN, 55428


MNAuthorized to practice198606/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Minnesota North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2014
Minnesota North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-at-LawTricia Dwyer Esq & Assoc PLLC2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Former Ramsey County Fam. Ct. Med. Program Med.Vol. attorney mediatorN/A
Volunteer Lawyers NetworkVolunteer AttorneyN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Former Rule 114 MN Supreme Court Roster Qualified NeutralN/AN/A
Former Par. Time ExpeditorN/AN/A
Trained Restorative Justice Grp. Conf. FacilitatorN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A