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Dawn Elizabeth Speltz

Family Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   7 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Dawn

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OUR FIRM HAS 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PROVIDING FAMILIES SUPERIOR LEGAL SERVICES AT A REASONABLE FEE. CALL (763) 452-9692 NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

I am a partner at Carson, Clelland & Schreder and have been practicing law for eleven years. I started my law career working in criminal prosecution, which brought me to the Courtroom 3-4 days per week, giving me a unique comfort appearing in front of the bench that many civil practioneers do not gain. My practice has now transitioned and focuses primarily on families and their legal issues. 

 

Working in family law my desire is to advocate for my clients, applying a sensible, pragmatic and cost-effective approach. The goal is for clients to have control of the outcome of their legal matters, which is espcially important in family matters where the legal issue is their homes, children and financial livelihood. However, I am still able to leverage my courtroom experience when settlement isn't possible and Court involvement is required. I regularly participate in mediation with the goal of minimizing legal costs while still obtaining the outcome my clients desire. My primary areas of practice are divorce, custody and parenting time matters, child support, post-decree issues, and paternity matters. I am also a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and offer family mediation services. 

 

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors or chasing my two children. Having a family of my own, enables me to understand how vital the issues my clients are facing. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

Location

Dawn Elizabeth Speltz
6300 Shingle Creek Pky #305
Minneapolis, MN, 55430

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mark | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney!
Knowledge of practice: Dawn is very knowledgeable in her area of divorce and child custody. This is her professional focus and she does it extremely well. Oral and written representation of your case: Dawn did a great job of collecting necessary information and structuring that data to provide an accurate and compelling argument. She understands what issues exist in your case and how to share that information. Communication to client: Dawn was my second attorney that handled my case. One of my key complaints with my initial representation was the complete lack of communication, which was completely resolved when I hired Dawn. Between Dawn and her staff, you will always know what is going on with your case. She is also extremely good at dealing with less than cooperative opposing counsel! She was always very polite and professional, while being firm and direct regarding her opinions. Attention to all details and deadlines: Dawn knows the process and makes sure all the details are covered. My specific case was going terribly due to poor representation, which caused me to make a late in the process change of attorney. Dawn took charge of the case, addressed all the outstanding issues and completely turned the situation around for me. As a result of her guidance and representation, I achieved extremely favorable results in the divorce and custody decision of our son. If you read this Dawn, thank you so much for everything you did! No words will every adequately express my thanks to you and your team. ~Mark
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
She gets things done!
I hired Dawn to help me with my divorce. She was professional, efficient and direct. I found her style easy to work with. She presented everything in an easy to understand manner and asked thoughtful questions to help guide me through this difficult and emotional process. I enjoyed working with her so much, I hired her to write my will and health care directive. She made it simple and easy. I'd highly recommend Dawn to anyone in these situations.
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Posted by Josh | November 22, 2021
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Client
Dawn is an Amazing Lawyer! She is very knowledgeable and explains everything in a way that people like me who are not familiar with the legal system can understand. She is caring, compassionate while also being a realist. I have already recommended a few friends to her and will continue to for anyone I know who might need her services.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2018
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Jon Kutsch
Dawn was excellent to work with in my divorce. I felt that she knew the law and what the realistic outcome would be up front which I appreciated. She's also understands financial portfolios very well and works very efficiently. I always felt confident she would get the results I wanted and she did. I would definitely recommend Dawn if you're looking for a efficient competent lawyer to realistic and fair results in your divorce.
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Posted by Denise | October 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Will services
Dawn was so prepared for every meeting and I felt like her insight and direction were invaluable to me. She made the process so easy and made me feel so comfortable and at peace with the decisions we made together. I would recommend her to ANYONE!
Posted by Cheryl | May 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome, experienced attorney
Dawn represented me in a divorce case. I always felt protected by the proceedings as you need an attorney that notices all the small things. None of the items in your divorce are small. Dawn has also prepared a will and healthcare directive for me. I have referred her to numerous people who have all been satisfied. The person I use as a financial advisor refers her to people for divorces and will preparation. Please use Dawn so you are not disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Love her!
Getting divorced is not fun or easy. Dawn was able to put me at ease, and help me through this difficult process. She is a brilliant attorney, yet down to earth. She was there for me 24/7 and super flexible with scheduling meetings and helping me submit paperwork. I have already recommended her to numerous friends, who have rave reviews for her as well :)
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Carson, Clelland & Schreder
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Carson, Clelland & Schreder
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Carson, Clelland & Schreder
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Anoka County Prosecutors Association
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Dawn
Child custody Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Dawn Speltz as opposing counsel on a custody matter. She was a strong advocate for her client and we were able to reach an amicable solution that worked for both clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on several cases with Dawn. She has always been a skilled and zealous advocate for her clients, while also being personable, professional and courteous to the other side. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
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Minneapolis Family Lawyer Dawn Elizabeth Speltz
Dawn Elizabeth Speltz
Family Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available