Zachary A. Kretchmer, Esq.

Zachary A. Kretchmer is a shareholder and partner of Arnold, Rodman, and Kretchmer PA. Mr. Kretchmer’s practice is devoted exclusively to family law representing clients on cases involving complex business valuations, non-marital property, spousal maintenance, paternity, child custody, child support and adoption matters. Mr. Kretchmer has been recognized as a Super Lawyer® by SuperLawyers.com based upon his achievements, as well as peer recognition, in the area of family law. Mr. Kretchmer is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), which is a national organization of family law attorneys recognized by their peers as among the most skilled family law practitioners.

Mr. Kretchmer is an experienced and confident litigator who will use his command of the law and the particular facts of the case to protect his client’s interests as necessary. However, Mr. Kretchmer is also a skilled advocate in the context of mediation, and other forms of dispute resolution, to help clients achieve a cost-effective and pragmatic resolution to their family law matter. Mr. Kretchmer is a meticulous practitioner, a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, and offers family mediation services in addition to his litigation practice.

Mr. Kretchmer is frequently invited to speak on a wide range of family law matters by local and national organizations including advanced family law seminars. Mr. Kretchmer is a member of the Board of Managers for the Minnesota Chapter of the AAML, has served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and he is a former co-chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association – Family Law Section.

Bar Admissions:

2003 – Minnesota Supreme Court

Education:

William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MN

J.D. 2002

University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN

Masters in Business Communications

University of Texas at Arlington

B.A. in Journalism

Awards:

2014, 2015, & 2016 Super Lawyer

Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics (2008-2013)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Mr. Kretchmer has presented Continuing Legal Education classes on the child support law, custody, parenting time, managing high conflict cases, and disability insurance. Mr. Kretchmer also regularly teaches mediation trainees the financial and procedural aspects of divorce in Minnesota.

Speaker, 38th Annual Family Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 2017)
“Your First Minnesota Divorce” | “Annual Case Law & Legislative Update”

Speaker, 37th Annual Family Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 2016)
“Your First Minnesota Divorce” | “Annual Case Law & Legislative Update”

Co-Presenter, AFCC Regional Conference, Columbus, Ohio (November 6, 2015)
“How do I Keep My Kids Out of the Middle?”

Speaker, 36th Annual Family Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 2015)
“Your First Minnesota Divorce”
“Annual Case Law & Legislative Update”

Speaker, 35th Annual Family Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 2014)
“Your First Minnesota Divorce”
“Annual Case Law & Legislative Update”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (21 November, 2013)
“Advanced Family Law 2013”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (21 June, 2013)
“Your First Minnesota Divorce Case”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (19 March, 2013)
2013 Family Law Institute – “Annual Case Law & Legislative Update”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (22 June, 2012)
“21st Century Practice: Family Law”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (18 June, 2012)
“New Lawyer: Family ADR Advocacy”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (4 June, 2012)
“Family Law Basics”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (26 March, 2012)
2012 Family Law Institute – “Annual Case Law & Legislative Update”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (21 November, 2011)
“Family Law: Hot Topics”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (7 July, 2011)
“Summer New Lawyer Experience”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (28 March, 2011)
2011 Family Law Institute – “Annual Case Law & Legislative Update”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (19 January, 2011)
“Introduction to Minnesota Family Law”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (28 November, 2007)
“Child Support: MN’s New Law in Practice”

Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (7 October, 2005)
“Minnesota’s New Child Support Law”

Legal Publications:

Mr. Kretchmer has been published in the Family Law Quarterly.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Fellow and member of the Board of Managers of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Co-chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association – Family Law Section

For more information or to set up an initial consultation, please contact:
(952) 955-8008 or info@arkmn.com