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R. Leigh Frost

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  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
  • B.A., University of Minnesota


  • Minnesota

Leigh is a member of DeWitt’s Family Law practice group in its Minneapolis office.  She has 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 has the information, education, and experience to provide top-tier legal representation and was recognized in 2018 as a Tubman Family Law Attorney of the Year.

She understands that frequently the emotions and complex issues involved with divorce matters are overwhelming.  While navigating the legal and emotional issues, Leigh is adept at applying her extensive knowledge of family law to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Child custody is often a dicey issue between parents who are contemplating a divorce or who are already divorced.  Leigh works with her clients to resolve child custody and parenting time issues in a manner that serves the best interests of the child and her clients.  A few of her specialties in child custody include:

  • Establishment of Parentage of visitation
  • Parenting time modification
  • Establishment and modification of child support
  • Stepparent adoptions

Leigh understands the legal landscape is always changing and evolving and with this in mind, she is committed keeping her litigation skills sharp. She regularly presents at, and participates in, various continuing legal education (CLE) activities and seminars focused on family law topics.  She regularly attends the annual American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Minnesota Chapter Divorce Camp, the Annual Conference for the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Annual Conference for the International Association of Family and Conciliation Court, and presents, as well as attends, the annual Minnesota CLE Family Law Institute.

Committed to Bettering the Minneapolis Community

A key to successfully representing her clients, Leigh believes that compassion in action. Those three words best describe her approach to practicing law. She is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who are most vulnerable in society and volunteers her time by offering pro bono services to the victims of domestic abuse and harassment who need assistance acquiring protective or harassment orders, as well as dissolutions of marriages and establishment, or modification of, of custody, parenting time and child support. Her pro bono work is provided through the Tubman Safety Project.


  • Member – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Tubman Safety Project – Attorney Volunteer (Order for Protection, Harassment Restraining Order, and Family Law matters)
  • Minnesota Continuing Legal Education – Presenter and Author
    • Annual Family Law Institute
  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Member
    • Family Law Section
    • Served Judiciary
    • Served Legislative Committee
    • Served Life and Law Committee (nka Well-Being)
    • Served Ramsey County Bar Association Council Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association – Member
  • Amdahl Inns of Court – Member
  • Woman’s Club of Minneapolis – Member
    • Board of Directors Treasurer
    • Chairs Finance Committee
    • Serves on Strategic Planning Committee
    • Serves on Executive Committee
    • Serves on Nominating Committee
    • Past Co-Chair of Gala Committee

Articles & Presentations

Awards & Recognitions

  • Minnesota Lawyer – Top Women in the Law 2023 
  • Super Lawyers (2020, 2021, and 2023) – Family Law
  • Best Lawyers®  in America (Family Law) – Since 2021
  • North Star Lawyer Pro Bono All Star (2012 – present)
  • Recognized by Chief Justice Gildea for pro bono contributions - 2020
  • Family Law Attorney of the Year (2018) – Tubman Safety Project

Client Recommendations

“Leigh personally helped me along the way with not just legal advice, but applicable life advice! Leigh’s lawyering skills as well were top notch... Leigh has a big heart but also a strong will and a keen sense of the actions that need to be taken.” – Family Law Client