Linda K. Wray

Linda K. Wray

Owner since 1995
Location:
Edina, Minnesota
Phone:
952-236-4072
877-288-8421
Fax:
952-746-7853
Email:

Linda K. Wray

Linda K. Wray 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.  Linda has a law school background in business law. She is experienced in working with clients who own small business, knowledgeable about tax laws impacting the division of assets, skilled at dividing complex assets, and adept at developing cash flow scenarios necessary to determine an appropriate level of support.  She has a keen interest in assisting her clients through the difficult transition of a divorce and works closely with her clients to achieve their goals.  Linda has been a leader in the Collaborative Law community and has been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list every year since 2003.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a family law matter, please contact Linda at 952-236-4072 or toll free at 1-877-288-8421.

Areas of Practice

  • DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Child Support
  • 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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediator - ADR-RULE 114 NEUTRAL ROSTER;
  • Collaborative Law Attorney
  • Collaborative Team Divorce Attorney

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
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: T.A. - Legal Research and Writing
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1978
    • Honors: Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

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

Classes/Seminars

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

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

Pro Bono Activities

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