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Timothy Jon Simonson

Family Attorney at Edina, MN

4.1   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2001
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Timothy

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Practice area
  1. Family
    Representing families in Minnesota for more than fifteen (15) years.

    10 years

In 2001 I began practicing family law in outstate Minnesota where I learned that family values are universal, and that regardless of the conflict we are presented with in family law matters, at the core, we are all motivated by a desire to ensure that our loved ones are cared for and provided for. I am reminded of this each time I represent a client in a family dispute, and more often than not, toward a permanent and workable resolution. I have been blessed by having had the opportunity to represent families in thousands of disputes of all varieties.  I would be honored to speak with you about your situation and how I might help.


Beyer Simonson LLC
6800 France Avenue South
Suite 125
Edina, MN, 55435

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4.1 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Marta | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Be helpful
My name Marta. I am from Ukraine. I had two lawyers. They humiliated my dignity, threatened me that my husband was deported me from America if I do not sign the divorce papers on his terms. I left those not professionals. I accidentally met Tim and only 2 hours free work with me, he gave me the information did not provide my former lawyers. Tim give me great hope faith. Later, I will write about our work results.
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Posted by President | June 14, 2015
Up for any challenge.....
Tim Simonson changed my families lives for the better. Does Tim sound like he knows what he is talking about? Check Does Tim explain it calmly to you so you can feel confident in the next step of your case? Check Does Tim keep his emotions in check so that he can work on the case to the best of his abilities? Check Things to look for in a lawyer is being comfortable around them which is easy around Tim. A clear structure of payments due which is broken down per bill. Plenty of communication and availability which is what you will get from Tim. I can call Tim right now and fully expect he'd pick up the phone. In the off chance he's already with a client I'll get a call back within the hour. He's awesome. Heck our Judge had no idea what they were doing and was making the wrong calls according to the law. A lesser lawyer would have LOST that case and my family would be split right now in two different states. Tim set that Judge straight. Think about that. That Judge has to have a Giant sized Ego at this point and the last thing on earth they want to do is admit they were wrong. That's quite the uphill battle but we're all together here because he was up to the challenge. The internet can be a negative place sometimes. Go look at the "Yelp" reviews for your favorite restaurant. Search by rating then hit it again to get the lowest ratings first....go ahead...I'll wait. Back, good. Notice how many people HATE your favorite restaurant, sad isn't it. Which is why you can't use online reviews for anything, even this one. You have to go do this in person. Go meet with Tim and you'll be happy you did.
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Posted by Holly | April 2, 2015
child custody
My experience with Tim Simonson at Claussen and Hassan was exceptional. My reason for hiring Tim was because of a custody dispute. Tim was very kind and very patient with me. I had a lot of doubts and worries and anxieties throughout the entire case, which was very long. He always promptly responded to emails and phone calls, and any questions I had. Tim is very knowledgeable, and very intelligent. He knows the law and he knows your rights and where you fall within your rights. Tim fought for my son and I and he won our case in full. I think that, when people are dealing with any type of dispute and are part of the legal system, it is hard to remember or understand the process, and the time it takes to get some kind of relief. Having an attorney like Tim who stays calm and listens to you is probably the number 1 thing a person needs to find when looking to hire an attorney. I truly believe Tim was a God send to my case. I had spoken to other attorneys before finding Tim and it seemed like they were just going to settle and not fight for what was right- they gave me no hope. The amount of gratitude I have for Tim cannot be put in words. He is a really great attorney and a genuine person.
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Posted by Patty | April 1, 2015
I am so thankful to have had Tim Simonson represent me during my divorce. He made the process as easy as it could be for me especially during this tough time. I recommend Tim to all.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2014
Divorce case
Tim is a meticulous lawyer, always dotting the "I"s and crossing the "T"s, making sure there are no holes in the case. He is very caring and knowledgeable. Tim prefers to settle things amicably and peacefully. I was determined to head straight to trial and Tim convinced me that that wasn't the best course of action for my case. The end result was highly in my favor! I will definitely consult Tim on any legal matters that should arise in the future.
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Posted by BreAnn | August 27, 2014
Life Saver (still on speed dial)
I had originally hired Mr. Simonson to represent me during the hearing of an Order For Protection against my, then, husband. I quickly recognized Tim’s knowledge with the family court system and decided to stay with him to file my divorce. That was the best decision I made. My divorce took over a year with countless hearings, court appearances and other court ordered meetings. The divorce went to trial and with Tim’s efficiency, confidence and excellent communication I knew I was being well taken care of. No matter what the outcome I would have been satisfied because I knew that I was a priority to Tim and he gave me 110%, all of the time. As it ended up, the ruling was in my favor and who else do I have to give the credit to but Tim. He had to meet with a few of my closest friends that were witnesses in the hearing. Every single one of them was as impressed with him as I was with the whole experience. After all I just shared; you can imagine the invoices I managed to accumulate. I think whenever you receive an invoice from an attorney it reads as intimidating, it did for me at least. Tim and I worked together so that we were both comfortable with the charges and payments. He was always very open and empathetic to my concerns which resulted in what I felt was an extremely fair price for the services he provided. Mr. Simonson would come highly recommended from me.
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Posted by Kim | November 19, 2009
Timothy Simonson - divorce attorney
Tim helped me deal with the fall out of my divorce after 20 yrs of marriage. Once he got involved, things went quickly and smoothly.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great personality and above average skills
The great thing about Tim Simonson is he really only works in one area of the law which is child custody and because of this has a fair amount of knowledge and skills in this area and a good amount of passion for his work. He is approachable, professional, and I only gave him four (out of five) stars since I think he needs another decade to be top notch in this field and the work he did for me was good but not exceptional.
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Posted by Manolete | August 30, 2014
Tim Simonson- Divorce Case
Overall I was very happy with the job Tim did. I chose Tim after interviewing 4 lawyers for the case, because of his calm demeanor, his ability to explain what the process would be like, and his approach to attempt to resolve the case as amicably as possible. Unfortunately the other party chose to make the process about as difficult as they possibly could with what should have been a simple case. Not only did Tim work diligently to try and resolve the case, he was also sympathetic towards how unrealistic & difficult them being was effecting my legal fees. He was both flexible and creative in trying to find ways to save me costs. I trust Tim to the point which I still reach out to him with quick legal questions, many on other topics.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2014
Do not hire Tim
Tim seems knowledgable and caring when you first meet him but he shows his weaknesses in court and when making critical decisions. Tim ended up making my custody situation worse and I regret trusting him. His responsiveness is great and he'll be sure to bill you for every minute, and possibly more. In my opinion his hourly fee is extremely outrageous for his level of knowledge and expertise. I would not recommend Tim to anyone.
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Posted by Adam | July 14, 2014
A master of inefficiency, broken promises, and sordid billing practices.
A master of inefficiency, broken promises, and sordid billing practices. Firing him was the best decision I made. Made all the promises in the world to string me a long and increase his bill, lots of which I found out later weren't even legal. Stay away from this guy!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Clausen & Hassan, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Anderson Larson Hanson & Saunders, PLLP
  • 2001 - 2011


  • University of Manitoba
  • N/A
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re the Welfare of SRS
  • Enabled client to maintain a fair child support award from a foreign jurisdiction
  • Henry v Henry
  • Ensured safety of parent and minor children


  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitration Panel
  • 2014 - Present
  • Second Judicial District
  • Ethics Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tubman's Chrysalis Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Family Lawyer of the Year
  • Tubman Family Support
  • 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year
  • Eighth Judicial District
  • 2007
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award
  • Central Minnesota Legal Services
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Timothy
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Simonson does an excellent job of advocating for his client while maintaining a professional demeanor and facilitating a relationship with opposing counsel that is conducive to settlement. These skills are crucial to being a successful family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have spent a good deal of time with Timothy Simonson in the community and believe him to be a personable, empathetic, and knowledgeable attorney."

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Edina Family Lawyer Timothy Jon Simonson
Timothy Jon Simonson
Family Attorney
Edina, MN
Licensed for 22 years