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Diane M. Kaer

Phone: (952) 432-4131
Fax: (952) 432-4822

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I grew up in Dakota County, in Rosemount, Minnesota. I received my post secondary education in the State of California where I practiced for more than two decades before returning to my home town.

I have served as a mediatorarbitrator, and Pro Tem Judge. I have extensive trial experience, and have tried more than fifty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.  Thoroughly knowledgeable in the family law process, I have handled a number of complex family law matters involving: business valuations, forensic custody evaluations, complex tracing issues concerning assets of mixed character, and cases involving high earners. I have the experience necessary to guide my clients through the difficult and sometimes painful process of divorce and the changes that follow.

My primary focuses are in family law and drafting wills. I am licensed to practice in both California and Minnesota, and complete extensive CLE in the area of family law in both states annually.  Being licensed in two states I am governed by two codes of professional ethics that govern my conduct.

Education

  • Qualified Neutral
  • Juris Doctorate Degree, Western States University, San Diego, CA,1985
  • Extensive, Annual Continuing Legal Education, 1986 - present
  • Pro Tem Judge Training
  • Volunteer Mediation Training
  • Qualified FENE and SENE provider

Background

  • Licensed to practice law in California, 1985-Present
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota, 2009-Present
  • Associate Counsel Sacramento, California, 2002-2008
  • Sole Proprietor, California, 1993-2002
  • Associate Counsel, California Firm, 1989-1993
  • Prosecuting Attorney, 1985-1989
  • Drafted Criminal Appeals for the California Attorney General, 1983-1985

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the California State Bar
  • Member of the Minnesota State Bar and Family Law Section
  • Member of the Dakota County, First District Bar MN
  • Former President of the Tehama County (CA) Bar Association
  • Former Member of the American Association of University Women
  • Pro Tem Judge for several California Counties
  • Member of Rotary International and Apple Valley Rotary Club
  • Member of the Minnesota Women Lawyers

Volunteer Organizations

  • Dakota County Legal Services
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Lewis House
  • Tubman aka Chrysalis

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