Azure M. Schermerhorn-Snyder

Staff Attorney Minneapolis
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Azure is a staff attorney in Taft’s Domestic Relations practice group. She is committed to finding creative and pragmatic solutions for her clients, and to finding ways to decrease the stress of litigation.  

Prior to joining Taft, Azure was a program attorney for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, crafting educational programs across all areas of law, providing her with an overview of practices beyond her expertise. Azure also practiced for two local firms in the area of Family and Juvenile Law and was a law clerk in Hennepin County Family Court. Over her years in practice, she has built experience in a variety of areas, most notably: high conflict and high-net worth divorces, paternity, third-party custody, orders for protection, child welfare proceedings, adoption, grandparent visitation, international child abduction and Hague matters, and child representation. Azure is also a qualified neutral under Minnesota Rule 114.


  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2015 – present)

  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award


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  • Hamline University School of Law (2010)
  • Hamline University (2006)

    B.A. – Philosophy, Sociology, Religion, Ethics


  • State - Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts


  • Cooperative Practice Network


  • Hennepin County Bar Association

    Diversity and Inclusion Liaison for Children and the Law Section
    Hennepin Lawyer Editorial Board

  • Minnesota State Bar Association


  • Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • Volunteer Lawyers Network


Community Involvement

  • Center for Victims of Torture
  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  • St. Paul Parks and Recreation