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Meet Attorney Linda K. Wray

Since 1995, attorney Linda K. Wray has been helping clients achieve what many see as impossible — divorce with dignity, an end to a marriage that serves as a positive and healthy step toward the future. A cooperative process facilitated by a seasoned lawyer. For those cases where a divorce with dignity is not possible, Linda has litigated successful outcomes for her client, cognizant of the impact of the divorce on her client, and the client's children and family.

Linda has an undergraduate education in psychology and has worked with children in a variety of settings prior to her law career, including St. Joe's Home for Children, Wilson Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center and as a teacher in public schools. Consequently, Linda understands the impact of conflict on children.

She has been working with psychologists in a variety of contexts since 1995, including co-mediating with a psychologist. She understands the grief process spouses go through in coming to terms with the idea of divorce. She is sensitive to the different perspectives spouses have coming into the divorce process as a result of the roles and prior life experiences each has had in the marriage.

Linda has a law school background in business law. She is experienced in working with clients who own small business, knowledgeable about tax laws that impact the division of assets, skilled at dividing retirement accounts, and adept at developing cash flow scenarios necessary to determine an appropriate level of support.

Divorce and Family Law Areas of Practice:

  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Custody & Parenting Time
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce modifications of custody, parenting time and/or support
  • Relocation of Children
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Family Law Appeals

Divorce Process Options:

  • Collaborative Law
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Traditional court process settlement negotiations and litigation
  • Mediation Linda is a Mediator listed on the Minnesota ADR-Rule 114 Neutral Roster
  • Early Neutral Evaluations - Linda is trained as both a Financial Early Neutral Evaluator and Social Early Neutral Evaluator

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1995

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Program on Negotiation, Summer 2006 and 2007
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1986, J.D.
    Honors: T.A. - Legal Research and Writing
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA, 1978, B.A.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    Honors: Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards:

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer - Mpls./St. Paul Mag., Law &
    Politics, Twin Cities Business Monthly, 2003 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Board member since 2010
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Research Committee - Chair or Co-Chair since 2005
  • American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, Collaborative Law Committee Co-Chair since 2010
  • Observer, Uniform Law Commission, Uniform Collaborative Law Act Drafting Committee 2007-2010
  • Collaborative Law Institute Board Member 2003-2006, President 2006
  • Collaborative Law Institute Protocol Committee Chairperson, 2003 - 2009
  • Collaborative Law Institute Chair of Task Force on Rules of General Practice
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Chrysalis, Volunteer Lawyer
  • Hennepin County District Court Court Appointed Limited Legal Services Lawyer
  • Volunteer Lawyer's Network

Articles:

  • Linda K. Wray, with contribution from Deborah Clemmensen, Collaborative Practice, Lawyer as Negotiator and Problem-Solver, Family Law Forum, A Publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section, Spring/Summer 2011, Vol. 19, No. 3.
  • Voegle, Wray and Ousky, Collaborative Law: A Useful Tool for the Family Law Practitioner to Promote Better Outcomes, 33 WM. MIT. L.REV. 971, 984-985 (2007)
  • Sarah Lloyd, Haema Sundram, Linda K. Wray, Randy J. Heller and Gay G. Cox, International Collaborative Research: A Comparison of Findings from the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Resolution, International Family Law, September 2010.

Presentations/Speaking Engagements:

  • National Business Institute - Peaceful Divorce Resolution: ADR vs. Collaborative Law October 12, 2011
  • Ramsey County Bar Association CLE Point Counterpoint regarding Collaborative Practice and Cooperative Law November 17, 2010
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2010 Annual Forum, What the Research Reveals About Client Satisfaction October, 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association CLE Collaborative Law and Cooperative Law A Comparison and Contrast of these two ADR processes September 10, 2010
  • Judge Stephen Halsey Interview regarding Collaborative Practice - 2010
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2009 Annual Forum, What the Research Reveals About Client Satisfaction October, 2009
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2008 Annual Forum, What the Research Reveals About Collaborative Practice October, 2008
  • Family Law Institute, UCLA and Collaborative Practice - 2008
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2007 Annual Forum, What the Research Reveals About the Use of Mental Health Professionals in Collaborative Practice October, 2007
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2006 Annual Forum on launching research regarding Collaborative Practice October, 2006
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice, Proposed District Court Rule for Collaborative Practice - September 19, 2006
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Review Board, Proposed District Court Rule for Collaborative Practice - August 23, 2006 and April 7, 2006
  • CLI-MN Retreat, Transforming Family Dispute Resolution into a Healing Process through Collaborative Practices - March 4, 2006
  • CLI-MN annual meeting, Protocols of Practice for Coaches, and Protocols of Practice for Financial Professionals - December 2, 2005
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on General Rules of Practice, Proposed District Court Rule for Collaborative Practice - August 19, 2005
  • CLI-MN annual meeting, Protocols of Practice for Attorneys - December 10, 2004
  • Member of team presenting Collaborative Team Divorce at CLI-MN annual meeting, December 5, 2003
  • Presentations on Collaborative Team Divorce, Collaborative Law and Family Law to Mens Center, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • All District Legal Education, Proactive Family Law, Designing Custody Arrangements to Withstand Re-marriage & Relocation - April 18, 2002
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Linda has extensive experience in cases involving:

Family Law

Wills and Estate Planning

Process Options

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7201 Ohms Lane Suite 215
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: 952-236-4072
Toll Free: 877-288-8421
Fax: 952-746-7853
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