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Diane M. Kaer

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

I grew up in Dakota County, where I attended Rosemount public schools. I received my education in the State of California where I practiced for two decades before returning to Minnesota where I enjoy a large extended family.

I have served as a mediatorarbitrator, and Pro Tem Judge. I have extensive trial experience, and have tried more than fifty jury 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 short sales of property and foreclosures. I have the experience necessary to guide my clients through the difficult and sometimes painful process of divorce or the loss of a loved one.

My primary focuses are in family law and drafting wills. I am licensed to practice in both California and Minnesota, and have recently completed extensive CLE in the area of family law in the State of Minnesota.


  • 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


  • Minnesota Family Law, 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
  • Member of the Hennepin County (MN) Bar
  • Member of the Dakota County (MN) Bar
  • Member of the Family Law Section Member of the Placer County (CA) Bar
  • 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

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