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Jeanette Marie Tuzinski

Divorce and separation Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   46 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1994
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Jeanette

Learn Jeanette’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    Including custody and parenting time, property division, business allocation, spousal support, child support, paternity and general family and family related matters in divorcing or separation parties and parents.

    30 years



Jeanette Tuzinski graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Catherine and obtained her Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in 1994.  Jeanette co‑founded Tuzinski & Zick, LLC in 2001.  Prior to that she was employed by Tuzinski & Associates.  Her client base is largely referrals from former and existing clients, opposing parties, and lawyers, which is a testament to her advocacy.   The family and dissolution process can be foreign and sometimes overwhelming and Jeanette has consistently been there to provide competent and compassionate legal representation.  Well versed from basic to complex litigation matters and she is willing to work with clients on payment process.


Her practice includes all areas of  family law, including; custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, spousal maintenance, domestic abuse, step-parent adoption, name changes, property division, and post decree matters.   Jeanette also practices consumer bankruptcy law.


Licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts in Minnesota.  She is a member of the Hennepin County, Anoka County, and Minnesota State Bar Associations.  


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Tuzinski & Zick LLC
7050 Brooklyn Blvd
Minneapolis, MN, 55429

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Posted by Mateen Mian | November 7, 2022
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Excellent experience
I hired Jeanette to help me get through my divorce. I felt like she always had my back and was straight forward with what would be a waste of time and what our game plan would be. I am very happy that I hired Jeanette.
Posted by Sandra | October 6, 2021
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Efficient and skillful representation
Janette facilitated my divorce this year, and amid all the uncertainties of Covid she proved to be a “no nonsense “ voice of calm and reason accompanied by the skills and knowledge needed to achieve my goals. In the arena of divorce law it is important to feel that you have someone in your corner who is not looking to take financial advantage of what is already an extremely difficult time for those involved. I highly recommend Janette.
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Posted by Patricia | May 18, 2021
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Jeanette is very caring and keeps you updated! Treats you like you are a Friend and is quick to answer any questions!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2019
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Excellent representation!
I was very fortunate to have been referred to Jeanette by another very well-respected and prominent attorney. She did an excellent job representing me in court, was well-prepared and cited Supreme Court cases to support our position. She presented our case strongly, clearly, and confidently. When faced with obstinance, lack of cooperation, and procrastination, she is unfazed and quickly responds and implements solutions. Because she promptly gets on top of any problem, she knows how to ease any worry or concern her client may have. I highly recommend Jeanette Tuzinski, and have already referred her to others, and will continue to do so!
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Posted by Jeanette | January 22, 2019
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Tuzinski & Zick Law firm
I have use Jeanette Tuzinski Of Tuzinski & Zick five times over the years, she has been a professional from Start to Finish. In my opinion she is one of the best. I am so happy with her work, she comes out as a little firecracker, I leave her office saying she one lawyer knows what she is doing. She can understand what I want and need to do. She tells me the good and the bad of the case. She tells me the right and wrong of what I am doing. I am a disable Vet and sometimes I get loopy with all my medication and she can control the situation. I consider her a great person to use and have told all my friends and peers to use her services. I am glad I have used her firm. She is a life saver. I plan to use her and firm for all my attorney needs Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
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Just Wonderful
Jeanette knows what she's doing. She has helped me with trying to get out of a controlling marriage. Given me places to talk to. Knowing my rights. I can't thank her enough.
Posted by Abram | March 16, 2018
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I would recommend hiring Ms. Tuzinski
I had a very good experience working with Jeanette. She was responsive to my questions. She was efficient with her time. I felt she advocated for my position accurately and with an assertive style. My divorce was complicated and I believe Jeanette did a great job explaining all the complexities in a patient measured way. I am glad I hired Jeanette to represent me. I was able to achieve components in my agreement I did not think was possible.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2018
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Mr. Sims
Jeanette T is a professional in every area of what she does. For sure one of the best. She knows when to be assertive and when to be calm. I would definitely recommend her for anyone in an unfortunate divorce situation.
Posted by Terra | November 14, 2017
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Esquire Extraodinaire
I have had the great opportunity to work with Jeanette in several capacities both professional and personal. Nearly 15 years ago I was employed by Tuzinski & Zick, LLC as an Office Assistant for several years. It was a wonderful work environment and they were excellent employers. Throughout the years, I have recommended their services to my friends and colleagues. I have heard nothing but wonderful things regarding their representation as well as the favorable outcomes. Recently, I was faced with a contentious divorce and sought Jeanette’s council. She did an exceptional job my case! From taking a complex trial on short notice, to negotiating a beyond satisfactory resolution with less than ideal opposing council. I was truly grateful for her representation. She was instrumental in making a very difficult situation tolerable and perhaps funny at times. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2017
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supurb attorney
Jeanette is absolutely wonderful. I can not express how happy I am with the results we achieved in my case. I now have full 50/50 physical and legal custody with my son. She is very knowledgeable, responsive and reasonably priced. I have had multiple high priced attorneys through a very difficult custody dispute and was only able to get what was right with Jeanette. She is straight forward and honest, she will not just tell you what you want to hear but will let you know all possible outcomes. I would recommend her to anyone and already have.
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Posted by Jason | June 28, 2017
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
I'm a father of 3 and retained Jeannette to represent me in a divorce. Jeannette helped guide me through a very stressful period of my life. She provided excellent legal guidance, was prompt in answering questions and helped get me a very fair arrangement in my divorce. I would recommend her services to any dad out there.
Posted by Andy | April 3, 2017
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Very helpful
I needed a lawyer for issues regarding child custody and everything that goes along with it. Jeanette was very helpful and made everything easy to understand. Jeanette got me everything I asked for. She is a great lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone one of my family members or friends.
Posted by Todd Miller | March 29, 2017
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Trusted Divorce Attorney
I had counseled with several other attorneys prior to my initial consultation with Ms. Tuzinski. I was immediately impressed with Jeanette's knowledge, confidence, & genuine empathy, and I did not hesitate to retain her services. I was referred to Jeanette through my employer's Employee Assistance Program which provided me with a free consultation and a reduced fee structure. I had also received positive recommendations from two other professional acquaintances which solidified my decision in utilizing Jeanette's expertise. My divorce situation was complicated, and traditional spousal maintenance and settlement agreements required a creative approach which would not jeopardize my then spouse's medical assistance benefits. She was able to navigate the legal challenges without difficulty or hesitation. Her professionalism resulted in the court's approval of my judgement and decree without a court appearance, clarification, or modification becoming necessary. I am relieved that Ms Tuzinski was my legal representative. I would encourage you to retain her services while you have time, and most definitely, before your spouse tries to do the same.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
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Jeanette is awesome!
I recently hired Jeanette for my child custody case. In dealing with something that is emotional and uncomfortable, she was able to make things as easy and problem free as possible. She was always easy to get a hold of and answered my questions quickly and knowledgeably. She was professional but also friendly. Even though it's a tough situation to be in, having Jeanette next to me made me feel like it would be OK and we even had a few laughs along the way.
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Posted by Scott | February 23, 2017
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Awesome Lawyer
Jeanette has been a great help in getting me through my divorce. She has been instrumental in giving advice and direction. She has been very prompt to respond to emails and/or phone calls. I appreciate her ability to keep me calm when I was getting very frustrated. I am great full that Jeanette was able to get me the best results I could ask for. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
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Would hire again
When I came to the difficult decision to divorce my now ex wife last year I came to to find a reputable attorney considering I knew that my ex was going to be playing dirty. I consulted and contacted 3 different attorneys to decide who I could afford and who was also knowledgeable with the situation I was about to deal with. One was knowledgeable but far out of what I could afford. One didn't seem to care. Then I called Jeanette. She made me feel like I could trust her (especially with my trust being very low this is big for me). She gave me advice about things I should AND should not do. I had about as good of an outcome as I could ask for considering my ex would have dragged our case out until I was bankrupt. Some things went how i hoped and some didn't. But when does a divorce go how you would like? I have kept Jeanette in my contacts for future advice and representation. I would definitely go to Jeanette if you need someone who knows what she's doing but not kill you in the pocketbook when it's over. Thank you Jeanette.
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Posted by S.K.H. | February 2, 2017
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Jeanette - my new best friend!
When I decided to divorce with two young children, I thought we would each hire attorneys and settle within a few months. My situation turned very scary very quickly and Jeanette has been there every step of the way to help me, listen to me, encourage me, and has fought for what's right for me and my children during the most horrible time in our lives. She has been able to navigate every road block and obstacle that my ex has attempted to use to stall and drag everything out. Jeanette does so very firmly, but not in a way that will aggravate the opposing side. For example, my ex was trying to keep the kids all to himself over Christmas since it fell on his weekend. Jeanette quickly scheduled a phone call with our Judge and opposing counsel to get things settled 3 days before Christmas! She answers every phone call and email very quickly and explains things in terms that you can easily understand. She makes you feel like you are her number one priority and will communicate her schedule, so you know when she will be available and when she will not be. It's been a little over 7 months and we are now officially divorced, but I know we still have quite the road ahead with finances and custody details to work out. I have the utmost confidence in Jeanette and after interviewing 3 attorneys last year, I am 200% confident in my decision to hire Jeanette to represent not only me, but my children as well. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeanette and would give her 10 stars on here if that was an option. I have said it one thousand times, and will probably say it one thousand more. Thank you so much Jeanette!!!!
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Posted by Tim | November 30, 2016
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Jeanette Tuzinski
Jeanette has helped me on more than one occasion with my custody case. She's very professional and good at what she does. I've referred her to family members too.
Posted by Heather | September 6, 2016
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Aggressive, skilled, and great results!
Ms. Tuzinski represented me for my divorce. She and her staff were extremely helpful and responsive to my needs during a difficult transition. Her communication is clear and timely and she answered my calls and emails quickly. She secured a fair settlement and helped immensely. I highly recommend Ms. Tuzinski.
Posted by Tami LaFave-Straw | August 22, 2016
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Down to earth, Very knowledgeable & Always available for me!!
I called Jeannette when I was served papers from my Ex-husband stating he was suing me for not complying to part of our divorce from over 10 years ago ~ Our kids were now adults and I was re-married. He was actually suing me for his portion of the equity in my home OR for me to "write-off" his child support arrears that he still owed from years ago. He bullied me with his big-shot attorney and I was scared. I called Jeannette, since she handled my parent's divorce years ago; I recalled meeting her & thought she was great back then... Well she stood up for ME this time & fought for me when I couldn't. We saved my house AND my child support arrears! She returned all of my phone-calls & e-mails, never made me feel like I was a pain - even when I KNOW I was (lol!) and she followed through the to very end until I collected every penny of support from the Ex. I would very highly recommend her for divorce and/or any family court matters. I fully intend to hire her for my next divorce! lol!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 270-270 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Tuzinski & Zick LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Volunteer Assistance at the Self Help Center
  • Hennepin County
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Lawyer
  • Tuzinski & Associates
  • 1994 - 2001


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • College of St. Catherine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gass. v. Gass, No. C6-02-1386
  • Remanded
  • Gass v . Gass, No. C3-01539
  • Remanded to the District Court
  • Golubowicz nka Roodell vs. Golubowicz
  • Remanded to the District Court for an Evidentiary Hearing


  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Boulevard Plaza Association
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Round Table of Social Early Neutral Evaluators in Hennepin County Custody Evaluators and Mediators
  • Custody Early Neutral Evaluation
  • 2016
  • Family Lawyers
  • Family Law/Lawyers
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Jeanette
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have been opposing counsel on multiple matters. When I discover that I have Ms. Tuzinski on the other side of a case, I can tell my client that she has integrity in her tactics, is absolutely correct on her understanding of the law, and that she can help us settle the issues that can be settled instead of spending money to litigate them."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeanette works hard and has lots of experience. This along with her common sense and outgoing personality enables her to achieve good results at a reasonable price. On top of legal advice she can council clients through this emotional time and help manage the anxiety, fear and uncertainties. For top legal advice and help I strongly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known her for several years and find her to be highly professional and competent, and perhaps most importantly for her clients' wallets, is easy to work with toward resolution acceptable to all without the need for costly, drawn-out litigation."
Minneapolis Divorce and separation Lawyer Jeanette Marie Tuzinski
Jeanette Marie Tuzinski
Divorce and separation Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 29 years
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