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DeWitt’s Minnesota Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2022 Announced

Aug 17, 2022 | Michelle M. Friedman

GREEN BAY | MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced today three of its attorneys were named by Minnesota Super Lawyers® as top attorneys in Minneapolis for 2022.  The attorneys selected for inclusion as 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list are Family Law attorneys Robert W. Due, R. Leigh Frost and Kathleen M. Newman.  Additionally, Family Law attorney James Todd was included on the 2022 Minnesota Rising Stars list. 

Due is a partner at DeWitt who has substantial experience in high-net-worth cases involving complex assets that are difficult to value, such as closely held business entities, commercial real estate, and intellectual property.  He is skilled in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and he has a high success rate both in trying cases to a conclusion and in reaching settlements through mediation.  He has extensive appellate court experience before both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court, and he is listed on the Minnesota Supreme Court Roster of Qualified Neutrals.  He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Carleton College.

Frost is a partner at DeWitt with more than 20 years of experience dealing with a range of family law issues.  She advises clients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas on matters including divorce, child support, custody and visitation and spousal maintenance issues. She earned a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.  In 2018 she was recognized as the Tubman Family Law Attorney of the Year

Newman is a partner at DeWitt with extensive experience in all aspects of marital dissolutions, including cases with high-net-worth, closely owned businesses, professional practices, and complex custody matters and is well-versed in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.   Newman is Board-Certified as a Family Law Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.   She is also a skilled mediator, approved for inclusion in the Minnesota ADR Statewide Neutrals Roster in all categories of Family Neutrals and is on the Minnesota Supreme Courts list of Appellate mediators.  Newman earned a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a B.A. from Hamline University.

Todd is a partner at DeWitt.  He has experience with a wide variety of family law cases, including the dissolution of complex marital estates, closely held business valuation disputes, spousal maintenance litigation, jurisdictional issues, contested custody disputes, and domestic abuse cases. He has successfully tried and argued cases in Minnesota's district and appellate courts and is skilled in litigation and alternative dispute resolution and enjoys a high rate of success in both.  He earned a J.D. and M.B.A, cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and a B.A. from William & Mary University.

About Super Lawyers

The selections for Minnesota Super Lawyers are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division based in Eagan, Minnesota. Each year the team conducts a thorough selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

The final list of Minnesota Super Lawyers features the top five percent of attorneys in more than 60 practice areas. Lawyers featured on the Rising Stars list are selected based upon similar criteria as Super Lawyers; however, a candidate must either be under 40 years of age or in practice for 10 years or less, and a peer evaluation is not conducted.