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Family Law Attorneys R. Leigh Frost and Kathleen M. Newman Recognized as 2022 North Star Lawyers Pro Bono All-Stars

Jun 26, 2023

Today DeWitt LLP announced its attorneys R. Leigh Frost and Kathleen M. Newman were recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) as 2022 “North Star Lawyers Pro Bono All-Stars.”

They both provided 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in the community at no fee and without expectation of a fee. Frost and Newman were among 685 MSBA members certified as North Star Lawyers Pro Bono All-Stars for their pro bono work volunteered in calendar year 2022.

About Frost:

Frost 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.

Her affiliations include being a volunteer with the Tubman Safety Project, a presenter and author, for the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, including the Annual Family Law Institute, a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Amdahl Inns of Court, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis.

Frost was recognized by the Tubman Safety Project as a Family Law Attorney of the Year, by Super Lawyers® for her Family Law experience, and by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer since 2012. Additionally, Chief Justice Gildea recognized Frost for her pro bono contributions.

About Newman:

Newman has 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.   She is Board-Certified as a Family Law Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.   Newman 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.

Her affiliations include being a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the Hennepin County Bar Association-Family Law Section, the Minnesota State Bar Association-Family Law Section, and the American Bar Association (ABA). 

Newman has received numerous awards including being recognized by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine as a Top Women Attorney, by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a Best Lawyer in America for Family Law, by the Consumers Guide to Law & Leading Attorneys as a Super Lawyer® and among the Top 40 Super Lawyers for Family Law,  by the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers Strathmore’s Who’s Who, by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys – Top 10 Attorney Award, and she was named as one of Minnesota Monthly’s Best Lawyers.

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