W. Bradley Frago
500 Water Street South, Suite 102, Northfield, Minnesota, 55057

I believe that our clients, and their children, are best served by attorneys who use their skills to solve problems.

While it is true that the vast majority of litigation cases are settled prior to trial, I have found that much of my time, and my client’s money, in litigated cases is spent preparing for the coming battle (trial). In litigation, settlement often occurs at the last minute as both sides fear the uncertain outcome of a trial.

In a collaborative case my time, and my client’s money, is spent using my knowledge and skills to help my client find solutions to the issues raised in the divorce. Since we are not preparing for a battle, or posturing to initimidate the opposing party/attorney, collaborative cases tend to be less time-consuming and less expensive than litigated cases.

YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2008 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training Solomon 6.80
2007 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Pauline Tesler 4.80
2007 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Gamache & Smith 6.00
2006 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Mattie, Clemenson, Romanoff-Newman 3.00
2006 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Mattie, Wolff 3.00
2006 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training IACP – San Diego 12.00
2005 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI In-House 6.00
2005 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 6.00
2005 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Brad Hunter/Janis Pritchard 4.20
2004 Basic Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 12.00
2002 Basic Collaborative Law Training Medicine Hat Attorneys 6.00
Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
Undergraduate Education: Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, graduated 1988, BA cum laude
Law School: University of Minnesota, graduated 1992, JD cum laude
Professional Licenses
  • Attorney, State of Minnesota
Professional Activities
  • Director, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
  • Facilitator, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, South-of-the-River Regional Group
  • Public Education Committee Member, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
  • Volunteer Mediator, Rice County Dispute Resolution Program
  • Conciliation Expeditor, Rice County Dispute Resolution Program
  • Presenter, Rice County Parent's Forever
  • Volunteer Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Past President, Rice County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

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