(612) 672-3667
Gary Debele
Messerli & Kramer P.A., 1400 Fifth Street Towers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55402


I am a member of the 6-attorney family law group at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Messerli & Kramer P.A. I have a very broad family law practice that includes all aspects of divorce, significant experience in third party custody and adoption, disputes between same sex couples, and the interplay of juvenile court and family court. I also do estate planning, assisted reproduction matters, drafting cohabitation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and a significant practice in various tribal courts. I do a significant amount of appellate work in all of my areas of practice and am a mediator with the Minnesota Court of Appeals Family Law Mediation Project.  For more detailed information on my practice, see my profile on my firm website, www.messerlikramer.com.


Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Will & Estate Planning
Undergraduate Education: B.A. St. Olaf College, 1984. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Postgraduate Education: M.A. University of Minnesota, 1991. Graduate student of Professor Paul L. Murphy and a degee American Legal and Constitutional Histort.
Law School: J.D. University of Minnesota Law School, 1987.
Professional Licenses
  • Licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Minnesota federal courts, U. S. Supreme Court, and the following tribal courts: Shakopee Mdwakanton, Prairie Island, Upper Sioux, and Lower Sioux
Professional Activities
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Fellow, International Academy of Family Law Attorneys; Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Fellow, American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys; founder and first president of Minnesota Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; board member, Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society.

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