Victoria J. Brenner

Partner Minneapolis
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Victoria is an experienced and well-respected family law attorney. She provides trusted support to clients and their dependents going through separations and divorces. Victoria has extensive experience handling custody, parenting time, child support, orders for protection, alimony, divorce, divorces involving closely held businesses, and post-divorce matters for high net worth individuals. She also serves as a Rule 17 Guardian ad Litem and a Rule 53 Special Master.

Victoria is also committed to improving the practice of family law. She is an active member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Minnesota Chapter), whose mission is to minimize the negative impact of divorce and separation on parties and their children. This mission mirrors her view and approach to family law.

In addition, she currently teaches the next generation of lawyers Domestic Violence & the Law at St. Thomas School of Law. Prior to that, she taught family law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law for several years. Victoria has written and presented numerous articles and CLE courses on divorces involving closely held businesses, spousal maintenance, family law appeals, attorney ethics, and grandparent rights.

Victoria proudly serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and Wanton Injustice Legal Detail.

Prior to joining Taft, Victoria served as managing partner of a full-service law firm in Minnesota. She currently serves on Taft’s Executive Committee. Among other recognitions, in 2023, she was awarded Top Woman Lawyer by Minnesota Lawyer.


  • Recipient, University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumna Achievement Award (2022)

  • Honoree, Top Lawyers, Family Law, Minnesota Monthly

    (2022 – present)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Family Law (2018 – present)

  • Honoree, Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers (2020 – present)

  • Honoree, Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers (2020 – present)

  • Honoree, Minnesota Super Lawyers, Family Law (2015 – present)

  • Honoree, Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2011 – 2012, 2014)

  • “Up and Coming Attorney,” Minnesota Lawyer (2010)

  • Honoree, University of St. Thomas Alumna, Living the Mission (2010)

  • Honoree, North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Honoree, Top Woman in Law, Minnesota Lawyer (2023)

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  • University of St. Thomas School of Law (2004)
  • University of Minnesota


  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

  • Author, “Generation Gaps,” Best Lawyers® Women in the Law 2024 Issue, Spring 2024.
  • Contributor, “Family Law 2023 Global Practice Guide: Minnesota,” Chambers and Partners, Feb. 4, 2023.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Bar Association


  • Ramsey County Bar Association

    Delegate to the Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

    Past President

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts


  • Family Law League


  • Minnesota Women Lawyers


Community Involvement

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law

    Adjunct Professor of Family Law

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law

    Director on Law, Alumni Board

  • Minnesota Justice Foundation

    Past Board Chair

  • Cooperative Law Group


  • Collaborative Law Alliance


  • Hennepin County Limited Scope Legal Services Program

    Volunteer Attorney

  • Chrysalis-Tubman Safety Project

    Volunteer Attorney, Chrysalis

  • Ramsey County Veteran’s Limited Scope Legal Services Program

    Program Founder
    Volunteer Attorney

  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

    Board Member