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

Gary Alan Debele

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Contact Information

Ste. 1100
121 S. Eighth St.
Minneapolis MN 55402
Work (612) 335-4288
Fax (612) 340-1154

Practice State



Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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Legal Organizations

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Chair, 1996 to present; American Bar Assn.; Minnesota Bar Assn,; Hennepin County Bar Assn.; Minnesota American Indian Bar Assn.; Children's Law Center of Minnesota; Assn. of Family and Conciliation Courts.


Top 10 Minnesota Lawyer, 2007; Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2005-2007; Top 40 Minnesota Family Law Attorney and Appellate Attorney, 2003-2007; Best Lawyers in America, 2001 to present.

CLE Presentations

"Tribal Court Practice in Child Protection and Custody Matters," (2009); Legal Questions About Assisted Reproductive Technology (2008); Drafting Contracts in Assisted Reproduction Cases (2008); Responding to Child Protection Investigations in Juvenile Court (2008); Domestice Adoption 101 (2008) Managing Child Abuse Allegations in Custody Cases (2008); Assisted Reproduction Technology Services : An Overview (2007); "Child Abuse Allegations in Custody Cases", 2007; "Assisted Reproduction Technology Services: An Overview", 2007; Minnesota Custody and Child Support", 2006; "Creative Options for Third Party Custody", 2006; "Legal Aspects of Adoption", 2006; "An Overview of Juvenile Court Practice for the Family Law Practitionar, 2005; "Family Law in Tribal Courts", 2005; "When Parents Can't Parent their Children: Third Party Custody, CHIPS Proceedings, De Facto Custodians, Guardianship and Adoption", 2005; "Domestic Relations in the 21st Century", 2005; "Lawyers, Contracts, and Courts: Creating a Legally Recognized Parent/Child Relationship Using Assisted Reproductive Technology;" "Psychological Testing in Family Law;" and "Best Interests of the Child in Court: Today and Tomorrow."


Custody & Parenting by Persons Other Than Biological Parents: When Non-Traditional Family Law Collides with the Constitution, -N.D.L. Rev - (2008).Minnesota Custody and Child Support Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2006; Adoption Mediation, 2004; The Current State of Third Party Custody Law in Minnesota, 2003; A Children's Rights Approach to Relocation: A Meaningful Best Interests Standard, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Journal, 1999; Private CHIPS Petitions in Minnesota: The Historical and Contemporary Treatment of Children in Need of Protection or Services, William Law Review, 1994.

AAML Chapter

Co-Chair, Problem Solving Committee, 2006 to present; Chair, Seminar Committee, 2001-2004; Board of Mangers, 2001-2003; Member, Legislation and Amicus Committee.

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