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About

 

Jeanette Marie Tuzinski

Partner

An industry leader, Jeanette Tuzinski, has specialized in family and divorce law since 1994. Jeanette co‑founded Tuzinski & Zick, LLC in 2001. Prior to that she was employed by Tuzinski & Associates. Jeanette excels at providing skilled, compassionate, and cost effective legal representation to her clients. She is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes tailored to the client’s needs, situation and the law. Jeanette educates her clients in these areas, provides options, expected results, their associated cost/benefits and probability of outcomes. This information allows her clients to make informed decisions based on sound quantitative analysis. Jeanette advocates empowerment by explaining the process, providing guidance, and feasible outcomes, so that the client can fully participate in a satisfactory resolution. Jeanette has extensive litigation experience even though her primary focus is assisting clients in reaching positive results outside of the court system. Her client base is largely referrals from former and existing clients, opposing parties, and lawyers, which is a testament to her advocacy. The family and dissolution process can be foreign and sometimes overwhelming and Jeanette has consistently been there to provide competent and compassionate legal representation. Well versed from basic to complex litigation matters and she is willing to work with clients on payment process.

Jeanette also practiced real estate law. Real estate matters often overlap with Jeanette’s primary focus of family law and having her experience in these areas has proved very beneficial to the clients she has served.

Licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts in Minnesota. She is a member of the Hennepin County, Anoka County, and Minnesota State Bar Associations. Her practice includes all areas of family law, including; custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, alimony/spousal maintenance, domestic abuse, step-parent adoption, name changes, property division, same sex family issues, and modification and post decree matters. She appears in jurisdictions in and outside of the Seven County Metropolitan Area. Her client base ranges expands Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Anoka, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Buffalo, Cambridge, Ramsey, Nowthen, Plymouth, Edina, Hopkins, and surrounding suburbs.

Jeanette graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Catherine and obtained her Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law.

Areas of Practice

Divorce
Custody
Child Support
Non Contested Divorce
Business Divorce
Family Law
Real Estate Law
Parenting Time
Paternity
Alimony/Spousal Maintenance
Domestic Abuse
Step-Parent Adoption
Name Changes
Property Division
Same Sex Family Issues
Modification and Post Decree Matters

Litigation Percentage

30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1994
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1994

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
J.D. – 1994
The College of St. Catherine, St.Paul, Minnesota
B.A. – 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

Minnesota Bar Association, Member, 1994 – Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, 2001 – Present
Anoka County State Bar Association, Member, 2001 – Present
Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2001 – 2004
Collaborative Association, 2004 – 2006

Past Employment Positions

Tuzinski & Associates, Lawyer, 1994 – 2012

Sandra J. Connealy Zick

Partner

Areas of Practice

Family Law
Mediation
Divorce
Child Custody
Child Support
Collaborative Law
Criminal Defense
Misdemeanors
Probate
Wills

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1996
Nebraska, 1996

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
J.D.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Anoka County Bar Association, Member
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
American State Bar Association, Member
Collaborative Law Institute
Minnesota Women Lawyers

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