Alison Grafsgaard, Esq.
Ms. Grafsgaard is an Associate Attorney at Arnold Rodman & Kretchmer PA. She primarily focuses her practice on divorces involving business owners, families with multiple real estate properties, and medical and legal professionals. Her experience also includes cases involving paternity, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and property division.
Ms. Grafsgaard understands the unique complexities facing middle-to-high income and net worth families, such as the implications of taxes on agreements, business agreements, trust funds, and prenuptial agreements.
Ms. Grafsgaard aims to minimize costly time spent in court by working effectively with opposing counsel and parties through alternative dispute resolution options such as Financial Early Neutral Evaluations in which a third party neutral offers valuable financial advice in the splitting of assets as well as the effects of taxes on agreements.
While attending law school at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, she served as Senior Editor of the St. Thomas Law Journal and worked at a large family law firm focusing on complex, high-asset and high net-worth divorce cases as well as international custody cases.
In her spare time, Ali enjoys cooking, working out, coordinating interior design projects for family and friends, and going to the dog park with her adorable—yet rambunctious—Siberian Husky, Indy.
University of St. Thomas School of Law; Juris Doctor 2015
University of St. Thomas; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology 2012
Iowa State University; Biology 2008-2009
Associate Attorney – Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer PLLC; 2015-present
Extern to Judge Patrick Robben – 4th Judicial District Court; 2015
Research Assistant to Mariana Hernandez Crespo – University of St. Thomas School of Law; 2013-2015
Law Clerk – Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A.; 2013-2015
Divorce Camp Intern – Minnesota Chapter – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; 2014
Summer Intern – Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project; 2013-2014
Legal Intern – Family Justice Center Hennepin County; 2013-2014
Vaccines and the Law – Bench and Bar; August 2015 (Authors: Alison Grafsgaard, The Honorable Patrick D. Robben)
Pride’s Progeny: Legal Ramifications Of Same-Sex Marriage – Bench and Bar; January 2014 (Authors: Alison Grafsgaard, Nancy Zalusky Berg)