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Experienced. Dedicated. Knowledgeable.


These three words define who I am and what I offer to my clients.  I have been practicing law in the Twin Cities area since 1986, helping families and their children find positive solutions to their problems.


I started my career as an associate attorney with Strusinski & Associates, P.A. in St. Paul.  I handled the firm's family law practice, gaining extensive experience handling divorce cases.  After several years, litigating these cases began to leave me and my clients feeling dissatisfied and disillusioned with the adversarial court system as a means for resolving the complicated, unique and often emotional issues presented in divorce cases.  Fortunately, Minneapolis attorney Stu Webb, conceived of the Collaborative Law Process, whereby attorneys, along with trained financial and mental health professionals, assist parties positively restructure their families, while supporting the emotional landscape of their divorce.  Conflict is reduced and you avoid the economic and emotional strain of litigation.


I became increasingly interested in Collaborative Law, and left Strusinski & Associates, P.A. to train in and focus on this process.  In 1991, I founded my own firm devoted to helping clients through the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area resolve their family and marital disputes through more peaceful methods.  I have spent the last twenty years developing my Collaborative Law Practice, earning a reputation for excellence among clients and colleagues alike.  Collaborative Law is now practiced in 24 countries and has been a groundbreaking method of alternative dispute resolution.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%

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  • James D Gurovitsch

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Leslie for many years. I find her to be knowledgeable in her field, diligent and always looking out for the best interests of her clients. She is active in the collaborative practice movement which is dedicated to settlement of divorce and other family law issues without involvement of family court.


    James Gurovitsch Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Julie M Pawluk

    I endorse this lawyer. We have been opposing counsel on several cases, and I have always found her to be tough but reasonable, and highly ethical.


    Julie Pawluk Family Attorney
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Contact info

Leslie L. Kimes

8525 Edinbrook Crossing
Suite 206
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443-2965


MNAuthorized to practice198607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLeslie L. Kimes, Attorney at Law1991 - Present
AssociateStrusinski & Associates, P.A.1986 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law Institute of MinnesotaBoard Member2004 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2004 - Present
Tubman/ChrysalisVolunteer Attorney1987 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Hamline UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982