Katie E. Merkel

Katie is a Partner with Henschel Moberg practicing exclusively in the area of family law.  She is experienced in issues related to marriage dissolution, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance and complex financial issues including business valuations, non-marital tracing and the division of large marital estates.

Katie has an understanding of the unique dynamics of family law and diligently works to guide clients through the highly emotional process of a family law proceeding.  She is committed to the utilization of alternative dispute resolution process.  Where resolution is not possible and litigation is necessary, she is a tenacious advocate, committed to thoughtful and thorough representation.

Education

  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn., 2005
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., 2002
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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Family Law League
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Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list 2019
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list 2018
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list 2017
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list 2016
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list 2015
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list 2014
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Achievement in Volunteer Public Service
  • President's Student Leadership & Service Award, 2002
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Published Works

  • "The Complete Family Lawyer's Quick Answer Book," Contributor, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, November 2015
  • "To Marry or Not to Marry: The Choice is Yours in Minnesota," Attorney at Law Magazine, July 2013
  • Co-Author, "The Intersection of Rising College Costs and Changes in Family Law,"The Hennepin Lawyer, October 2010
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Classes & Seminars Taught

  • Lecturer: “Your First Divorce: Property Division,” presented with Michelle Travers, Family Law Institute, March 19, 2019
  • Facilitator: “Divorce Camp 2018,” Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-September 2018
  • Facilitator: “Divorce Camp 2017,” Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-October 2017
  • Lecturer: “The Complete Family Lawyer: Answers to Questions about Property,” presented with Ben M. Henschel, Family Law Institute, March 29, 2016
  • Facilitator: “Divorce Camp 2015,” Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-September 2015
  • Lecturer: "The Complete Family Lawyer's Quick Answer Book-Property," Minnesota Continuing Legal Education-November 2015
  • "The Impact of Rising College Costs on Divorce,"Co-Lecturer,Minnesota CLE Webcast, May 10, 2011
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Katie E. Merkel
Attorney
Henschel Moberg, P.A.
612-326-6008
Katie.Merkel@henschelmoberg.com