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763 561 9197
www.lkimeslaw.com
l_kimes@msn.com
Leslie Kimes
Leslie L. Kimes, Attorney at Law
8525 Edinbrook Crossing, Suite 206, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, 55443


Bio

I help divorcing couples structure their own out-of-court settlements by focusing on their common interests, as well as their individual needs for the future. My approach to negotiaion is collaborative, reasonable, realistic and compassionate.

I have been a member of the Collaborative Law Institute since 1992. In order to best serve the parties, I believe that they deserve to be an integral part of structuring their own settlement without court interference. The Collaborative Law process provides a unique forum for the parties and counsel to freely explore creative problem-solving options. The parties and counsel conduct themselves as a team rather than as adversaries and craft constructive, long-term decisions that focus on the needs of the parties and their children.

Training
YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2012 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Conference (Chicago) 4.50
2010 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Why Collaborative Practice Works: Neuroscience Tools and Techniques 6.00
2009 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Conference (Mpls) 4.50
2008 Advanced Collaborative Law Training One Coach Model of Collaborative Practice 8.00
2008 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Conference (New Orleans) 4.50
2006 Basic Collaborative Law Training Faculty Member 6.00
2006 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Conference (San Diego) 4.50
2005 Basic Collaborative Law Training Faculty Member 6.00
2005 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 6.00
2005 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Conference (Atlanta) 4.50
2004 Basic Collaborative Law Training Faculty Member 6.00
2016 Basic Collaborative Law Training Faculty Member 6.00
Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
Education
Undergraduate Education: Graduated cum laude from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 (Major: Political Science)
Law School: Graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 1985.
Professional Licenses
  • Licensed in Minnesota District Court and United States District Court, District of Minnesota since 1986.
Professional Activities
  • 3 term Board Member, Collaborative Law Institute
  • Member, IACP
  • Member, Protocol Committee, Collaborative Law Institute
  • Entertainment Committee Chair, 2009 IACP Forum in Minneapolis
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, Tubman/Chrysalis (1988 to present)
  • Member, Collaborative Law Institute Strategic Planning Committee (2003)
  • Founding Member, Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Member, Doherty Relationship Institute, LLC
  • Super Lawyer 2014-present
  • 2017 Stu Webb Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Collaborative Practice

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