Laura E. Kvasnicka

Associate Minneapolis

Summary

Laura is a family law attorney whose background in social work helps her provide trusted advice to her clients. She understands that her clients are often going through one of the most difficult times in their lives and are navigating significant life transitions. Laura is a dedicated advocate for her clients and her attention to detail and clear communication allow her to work with her clients to understand and achieve their goals.

Laura focuses her practice on cases involving divorce, high-conflict custody and parenting time, complex financial situations, child support, spousal maintenance, orders for protection, post-separation matters, and appeals. Laura also assists clients in cases involving interstate jurisdictional issues and international child custody involving the Hague Convention.

Laura works with her clients to negotiate comprehensive solutions for them, whether in or out of court. Prior to joining Taft, Laura practiced commercial litigation and she uses that experience when her clients’ cases proceed to trial.

Laura is an active member of her community, serving on the University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Association Board, the Hennepin County Bar Association New Lawyers’ Section Board, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Legislative and Public Policy Committee. She currently teaches Family Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law as an adjunct professor.

Awards

  • Honoree, North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2022)

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Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law (2020)
  • University of St. Thomas School of Social Work (2020)

    Master of Social Work

  • University of St. Thomas (2017)

    B.A. – Justice and Peace Studies, Spanish

Admissions

  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

  • Family Law Notes & Trends, BENCH & BAR OF MINNESOTA, 2023 – present.
  • Family Law, 14 MINNESOTA PRACTICE SERIES, 2024 (Thomson Reuters).
  • Moderator, “Judicial Perspectives – Insights for New Lawyers,” Hennepin County Bar Associations New Lawyer’s Section, January 2024.
  • Contributor, “Family Law 2023 Global Practice Guide: Minnesota,” Chambers and Partners, Feb. 4, 2023.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

    Legislative and Public Policy Committee Member

  • Minnesota Bar Association

    Member

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

    New Lawyers Section Council, CLE Director
    Family Law Section, Member
    Children and the Law Section, Member
    Appellate Practice Section, Member

  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

    Member