Kathleen O'Connor - Minnesota Divorce Attorney

Kathleen O’Connor

The founder of O’Connor Law and Mediation, PLLC, Kathleen E. Rusler O’Connor focuses on handling family law cases such as divorce, custody, child support, and protection orders. Ms. O‘Connor is compassionate yet tenacious when representing her clients and she understands that family law issues can be stressful. Kathleen provides individualized attention to each of her clients and promotes a balanced, positive approach to client’s decision making. She is a fair and aggressive advocate for her clients in and outside of the courtroom. Kathleen is committed to achieving the best results possible from whatever situation you and your family are experiencing.

Making sense of the Family Court System.

Ms. O’Connor believes educating her clients is a fundamental aspect of being a successful family lawyer. Kathleen has a unique perspective having worked for a judge drafting orders and scheduling cases. She is skilled at drafting initial pleadings, motions, agreements, and final orders. Ms. O’Connor understands the court system from inside and outside the courthouse. Her training as a Rule 114 neutral provides her with the knowledge to either facilitate the mediation or represent her clients at the mediation table.  She has been successfully serving clients in Dakota, Scott, Goodhue, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties for over 25 years.


Bachelors:  Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
Law: Hamline University School of Law:  class rank 9/163

Bar Admission:



Rule 114 Neutral (Mediator)
SENE (Social Early Neutral Evaluation) trained
FENE (Financial Early Neutral Evaluation) trained