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Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A. - Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Family Law Firm
121 South 8th StreetSuite 1100Minneapolis, MN 55402-2823
Accepts Credit Cards
Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A. Law Firm Overview

Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A. was founded in 1991 by Wright S. Walling and Nancy Zalusky Berg. Their goal was to establish a new type of family law firm that would not only handle complex legal matters, but one that would educate their clients about alternative methods for resolving disputes, how to keep their children's best interests in the forefront—even in difficult times, and recognizing a momentary resolution may not be in a child's best interest in the long run.

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Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A. was founded in 1991 by Wright S. Walling and Nancy Zalusky Berg. Their goal was to establish a new type of family law firm that would not only handle complex legal matters, but one that would educate their clients about alternative methods for resolving disputes, how to keep their children's best interests in the forefront—even in difficult times, and recognizing a momentary resolution may not be in a child's best interest in the long run.

Through the years, the firm has held steadfast to that goal and achieved a reputation for creativity, quality, and service in the family law community. Family law is our sole focus and as such we handled matters of divorce, adoption, custody, visitation, and legal issues involving children such as paternity, juvenile delinquency, and CHIPS (Child in Need of Protection or Services). We have also expanded the standard family law practice to include Assisted Reproductive Technology Services (ARTS), Minnesota Tribal Court family law matters, and the use of mediation in juvenile and adoption matters.

Our attorneys are equally at ease in family court, juvenile court, probate court, the Minnesota tribal courts, and the appellate courts. We believe that superior legal representation is the most effective way to provide zealous advocacy for our clients. To us, quality means comprehensive and cost-effective legal work designed to present the strongest possible case, both factually and legally, in whatever forum is required.

Our experience in the court systems and alternative dispute resolution is strong and varied. Our goal is to resolve the legal issues facing our clients rather than pressing our clients to conform to the laws that currently exist. We are frequently in a position to make effective arguments on behalf of our clients in ways previously not presented to the courts resulting in success at all levels of the judicial process.

We may be the largest family law firm in the state, but our attorneys still believe that clients are to be treated with respect and dignity, that each client's situation is unique, and that part of our role as legal counsel is to ensure our clients understand the potential consequences of each choice presented. We keep our clients informed throughout the case, encourage questions, and help clients make the decisions that will lead to the best possible outcome. It is this extra service of educating our clients that makes our firm unique and our reputation strong.

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Practice Areas
Family LawAdoptionChild SupportDivorceSame Sex Family Law
Previous Law Firm Name
Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A., June 30, 2016Walling & Berg, P.A., December 31, 2003
People
Attorneys
Bea, Theresa E. (Attorney) Berg, Nancy Zalusky (Shareholder and Attorney) Debele, Gary A. (Shareholder and Attorney) DeSmidt, Jody Ollyver (Shareholder and Attorney) Johnsen, Ruta (Law Clerk) Rabuse, Nathalie S. (Shareholder and Attorney) Schmit, Laura Sahr (Attorney) Smith, Tara L. (Chief Operating Officer)
Staff
Samantha J. Hedin, ParalegalJennifer A. Heinen, ParalegalLee M. Erickson, ParalegalJack W. Hicks, Law ClerkJoAnn M. Koloc, Legal AssistantDenise M. Perry, ParalegalMorgan E. Reiman, ParalegalBistra V. Kovala, ParalegalMonica M. Bahls, ParalegalLauren C. McColley, Executive AssistantLaura E. Albrecht, Accounting ManagerAngela C. Parlin, Accounting SpecialistMcKayla L. Sjoquist, Receptionist
Office Information
Address
121 South 8th StreetSuite 1100Minneapolis, MN 55402-2823
Phone
612-326-3453888-340-9311 (Toll Free)
Fax
612-340-1154
Accepts Credit Cards
Yes
Office Hours
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
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Lawyers at Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A. nominated to a Super Lawyers® list
Berg, Nancy Zalusky On a Super Lawyers® List DeSmidt, Jody Ollyver On a Super Lawyers® List Debele, Gary A. On a Super Lawyers® List Rabuse, Nathalie S. On a Super Lawyers® List Saksena, Marian E. On a Super Lawyers® List
Honors
Minnesota Super Lawyers, 1998 - Present Minnesota Super Lawyer Rising Stars, 2002 - 2005
Published
Articles
The Juvenile Court Handbook, Butterworth Legal Publishers, Issue 1, 1992
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Phone:
612-326-3453
Phone:
888-340-9311 (Toll Free)
Fax:
612-340-1154
121 South 8th StreetSuite 1100Minneapolis, MN 55402-2823