|MN||Authorized to practice||1996||04/04/2017|
|Shareholder Attorney||Franz Hultgren Evenson P.A.||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||Pennington & Lies, P.A.||1997 - 2004|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Olmsted County Court --State of MN||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section||Seminar Planning Committee||2015 - Present|
|Law Help Center (Stearns County Law Library)||Trustee||2015 - Present|
|Girl Scouts of MN WI Lakes and Pines||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|St. Cloud Opportunities||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Granite Rotary||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Stearns County Master Gardeners||Past Treasurer||2008 - Present|
|Executive Plaza Condo Association||Vice President, Past President||2006 - Present|
|Forum of Executive Women||N/A||2005 - Present|
|St Cloud Area Legal Services||Past President||2004 - Present|
|Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance||Vice President||2003 - Present|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers (Central chapter)||Past President, Founding Member||1999 - Present|
|John E. Simonett American Inn of Court||Past President||1997 - Present|
|St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce||N/A||1997 - Present|
|Stearns-Benton County Bar Association||Board of Directors||1997 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|Winter Nights & Lights Parade Committee||N/A||2011 - 2012|
|Girl Scouts of MN WI Lakes and Pines||Troop Leader||2006 - 2015|
|Preschool Child Development Center Board||Chair||2004 - 2007|
|St. Cloud Sertoma Club||N/A||1997 - 2011|
|Mediation Center for Dispute Resolution with Hamline University||N/A||Family Mediation Skills Training||2011|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Constitutional and Legal History||MA - Masters||1992|
|University of Minnesota, Morris||Social Sciences with Secondary Education||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Business to Business Meeting Featured Speaker||Estate Planning||2016|
|Continuing Legal Education: Joint Physical Custody in Minnesota||Joint Physical Custody in Minnesota||2013|
Posted by Diana
Within the first 1/2 hour of interviewing JoAnn and Aaron, I knew this firm was where I was supposed to be. There was a greater force at play. I felt heard and understood; something I hadn't felt with my prior attorney. My divorce was extremely complicated (long term marraige, business interests, non-marital property issues, prenuptial agreement, etc.) and very scary for me. they put me at ease with their knowledge, respect, and compassion. There was always a prompt return on questions and emails. They are upfront, organized, efficient, logical thinkers. Their legal assistant, Jamie, did a great job creating spreadsheets to summarize financials. This put everything into perspective for me. I was Impressed! And best of all, when my case was over my settlement was much more than I expected! Knowledgeable pros! I highly recommend Joann Evenson and Aaron.
Posted by Cynthia
JoAnn took the time to explain every step that would happen in my divorce proceedings and continued to explain as the divorce proceedings went forward. She worked very hard to get things done as quickly as possible despite the lawyer my ex husband hired, who seemed to never have things completed on time. Even my ex commented how effecient my lawyer was. JoAnn has a very caring yet strong personality that is needed to protect her client's legal rights. I would highly recommend JoAnn.
Posted by Darla
I worked with Joann Evenson during my very complicated divorce. Joann made a very stressful situation easier. She is very compassionate and I felt like she really cared for me as a person and she wanted to do the best to help me and do what was best for my young children. It was a divorce that involved restraining orders, child custody, and division of large amounts of property and assists. Joann was and is very knowledgeable in all those areas. I would say that the area that Joann shined the most was in the courtroom. During our numerous visits to the courthouse I could tell that each of the Judge's respected her and really listened to her. She was always prepared and organized. I always walked out of the courthouse feeling that Joann got all the information I needed for her to get to the Judge, therefore I knew he would make a fair judgement.
Also, I want to mention that Joann's paralegal was fantastic. I knew that anytime I talked with her that she would get the information I needed to Joann. She is also so caring and compassionate, as well. Together they make a perfect team.
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