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Andrew Charles Wipper

Family Attorney at Saint Cloud, MN

4.3   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce, Separation, Custody, Child Support, Prenuptial agreements, Post Nuptial Agreements, Paternity cases

    12 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Petty Misdemeanor, traffic tickets, Misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony charges. DUI/DWI, Assault, Disorderly Conduct, etc.

    11 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    Juvenile delinquency, and child protection or CHIPs cases.

    12 years

  5. Probate
    5%

    11 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    5%

    11 years

I grew up in Palmer Township, just southeast of St. Cloud, MN. After attending St. Cloud State University to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies, I worked as a juvenile probation officer, construction laborer and paralegal before returning to school to receive my law degree from Hamline University School of Law. Prior to opening Wipper Law and Custody Evaluation Center, PLLC, I worked in several areas around the state, most recently in Brainerd, MN for four and half years.  I have worked on a wide varierty of cases including family law, criminal law, child protection, civil cases, guardianship/conservatorship, gun rights restorations, etc. 

Outside of practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children. When we aren't running around or playing with the kids, I enjoy outdoor activities and sports.  

Location

Wipper Law and Custody Evaluation Center, PLLC
400 1st Street South, Suite 600
Saint Cloud, MN, 56301

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Heidi | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew’s a great lawyer
He was very nice and easy to talk to. He answered all my questions in a timely manner weather it was over the phone or a texted message. I would highly recommend him. He made my 1st court case not as stressful and he explained it to me and if I needed help, he would also walk me threw what I could try to do if something wasn’t working right. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew is a tremendous help in custody cases
Andrew cares deeply about his clients, and you can tell. He has been attentive, straight forward, and no nonsense down to earth attorney. He has helped us through the process of a child custody case. He is quick to answer questions and his work is thourough.
Posted by Kelly | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Nightmare
I went to Andrew at Ed Shaw Law in hopes of finding some relief in keeping custody of my children. Not only was he understanding of the situation but he was straightforward in what would have to happen and what to expect. It was easy to feel confident with him on my side and I was right in feeling so as I now have custody of all three of my children! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in need of legal help.
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Posted by Jeff | December 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great divorce lawyer
I hired Andrew to handle a tough divorce for me and my wife. We had struggled along for quite some time before we made the difficult decision to hire a lawyer to help us through the divorce. My questions were answered and he made the process go smoothly for us, even though it was very hard to do. Would recommend him to anyone. Very helpful and compassionate.
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Posted by Mike | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great criminal defense attorney
Andrew was not the first attorney I have ever worked with, but he is definitely the best. My DUI case was tough, but he got me a fair deal, and took the stress out of the process. Andrew knew how to get my license back as soon as possible which let me keep my job.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
Andrew handled my custody case very well!
I had been holding off on custody of my daughter for too long when I went and talked to Andrew. He was honest with me about issues and was straight forward from the start. In the end Andrew handled my case very well and got the result I was looking for. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help in a custody case.
Posted by Janet | June 11, 2014
Handled Will and Health care directive
After Ed in the office handled my divorce I went to Andrew to update my Will and Health Care directive documents. Andrew was professional and helped me with what to do with my property after my divorce. Andrew was able to craft my will quickly and really set my mind at ease during a difficult time. Working with this law firm was a great experience.
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Posted by Richard | April 23, 2014
Custody Case
The first meeting with Andrew was great and gave us great information. He talked to us on our level. I felt Andrew knew the legal laws and what he didn't know he researched. Andrew was quick writing up the legal papers and entering them with court. He kept us updated with emails and phone calls . The day of court Andrew was pleasant, courteous, and well prepared, court day was so easy because of him.
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Posted by Jenni | April 9, 2014
Family court lawyer
He was always professional and courteous! He always answered my emails within hours and sometimes even after hours. He was never too busy to talk to me about my case and/or concerns. I really enjoyed that he really knew what he was talking about and how he handled the case in court. Without him I would have not only lost I would have been lost. I highly recommend him to any individual seeking help in a family court matter! I would hire him again in a heartbeat if I need to.
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Posted by phil | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zero stars
Worst experience I've ever had. He never calls back or email back. I should have known better when it took multiple phone calls to hire him because of no calls back.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Typical lawyer
Andrew made promises he was unable to keep. Payment wise he said he would "work with me" this was untrue and I do not even think he has the ability to "work" with someone as he works under Ed Shaw. He left all the work up to the other parties lawyer i.e. writing the agreement, etc. I explained clearly what I wanted regarding custody, holidays, medical, child support, etc and Andrew agreed to make these desires clear to the other party. However, upon our mediation he would say things like "it's only a matter of hours difference" and encouraged me to agree to what the other party was demanding. I suppose he knew trial would be a tough expense for me and just wanted to be done with the case. He charged me thousands of dollars and honestly I could have handled it all myself as he did nothing beneficial to my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Wipper Law and Custody Evaluation Center, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gerald Miller & Associates, Pa
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Wipper Law
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • R.H.R. v. B.P.R.
  • Best possible outcome for the client and the minor child involved.

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award - Torts
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Ethical Approaches to Collecting Fees
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Andrew
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent lawyer who cares a great deal for his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an excellent attorney. His deep understanding of the law is only outmatched by his ability to explain the complex legal issues and consequences to the everyday client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Andrew is a fine attorney with first class honesty and integrity. Andrew has a passion for helping those accused of a crime, and finding creative ways to win cases and help people move on with their lives"