150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Deborah N. Dewalt

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Dewalt Law Office

Contact Information

2412 - 117th Street East
Lower Level
Burnsville 55337
Work (952) 895-5543
Fax (952) 646-9311

Practice State



My office provides direct and personalized legal representation to clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorce, child support, custody, paternity, guardianships, simple wills and the like.  The focus is on fair and workable solutions based on over 30 years of experience in family law. That same level of experience, allows me to serve effectively as an attorney or neutral in various ADR processes such as mediation, early neutral evaluation, arbitration and parenting consulting.   I am Rule 114 qualified for all family law out of court processes in Minnesota.


Practice emphasizes attorney representation in court and in ADR processes such as mediation, early neutral evaluation.


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  • Carver, Minnesota
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  • Hennepin, Minnesota
  • Ramsey, Minnesota
  • Rice, Minnesota
  • Scott, Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School, JD (1983), University of North Dakota, BA (1976)

Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2000 to present); Assn. of Family and Conciliation Courts; Minn. State Bar Assn and MSBA Family Law Section (Vice President of Publications 1989-1991, Chair, Child Support Judgments Committee, 1988).


Top 40 Family Law Super Lawyers in Minnesota (2007, 2009); Minnesota Super Lawyer (2000-2014); named in Best Attorneys (2013 and 2014).

CLE Presentations

"Planning for Disabled Adult Children by Divorced Parents," panel member, Minn CLE (2014); "Child Support for Disabled Children," Advanced Topics in Family Law, Minn. CLE (2013); Small group facilitator at Divorce Camp (2013); "PCs, PTEs and what about the ETC," Dakota Co. Bar Assn (2013); Five Top Cases in Family Law ADR, Minn. CLE (2013, 2012); "How Do I Know If Joint Custody Is Working?", webinar, Minn. CLE (2012); "The Juggling Game of Custody ADR", Minn. CLE (2011); Custody and ADR , Minn. CLE (2011); "Matching Process to the Case," Minn. St. Bar Assn outreach to 1st Judicial District (2008); "Custody and ADR," Minn. CLE (2006); "Informed Client Decisions and Family Law Practice","Mediation and Collaborative Law", "National Trends in Family Law", State Bar Assn. of North Dakota, 2006; "Talking to Family Law Clients About Process Options", Minnesota CLE, 2005; "The Continuum of Family Law Process Options", ACR Minnesota, 2004.


The Family Law Blurb mini newsletter (2014 to present); Minn. CLE Custody and Child Support Deskbook, Chapter on ADR and Custody  (2011); Family Law Ripples (2006-2013); Various Client Education Brochures available from American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Minnesota; Editor, Family Law Forum (1989-1991).

AAML Chapter

Member Website Committee (2014); Member Planning Committee for Divorce Day Camp (2012-2014); Chair, Amicus Committee (2012-2014); Member Website Committee (2009); Chair, Publications Committee, 2006-2007; Chair, Committee on Problem-Solving Advocacy, 2002-2006; Member of the Year, 2004.

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