150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

John M. Jerabek

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Tuft, Lach & Jerabek, PLLC

Contact Information

Tuft, Lach & Jerabek, PLLC
2109 County Road D East
Maplewood MN 55109
Work 651-771-0050
Fax 651-771-0850

Practice State



John Jerabek, a native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC. Mr. Jerabek practices in all areas of family law, juvenile law and adoption, including complex divorce, child support, paternity, and child custody with an emphasis on appellate law, custody modification and third-party custody. In addition, he provides dispute resolution services, including mediation, neutral evaluation, arbitration and consensual special magistrate services. Mr. Jerabek is also an adjunct professor of family law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.


Traditional Client Representation and Litigation; also emphasizes use of dispute resolution methods other than litigation to resolve family law matters


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  • Anoka, Minnesota
  • Carver, Minnesota
  • Dakota, Minnesota
  • Hennepin, Minnesota
  • Ramsey, Minnesota
  • Scott, Minnesota
  • Washington, Minnesota


St. John’s University, B.S. William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.

Legal Organizations

Current: Minnesota State Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association; American Bar Association. Previous: Fourth District Ethics Investigator; Collaborative Law Institute; National Association of Counsel for Children. Amicus Counsel for National Counsel for Adoption in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (Baby Veronica Case); Amicus Counsel for Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association in In re the Welfare of N.A.K.; Amicus Counsel for National Association of Counsel for Children in Becker v. Mayo Clinic.


Minnesota Super Lawyers List, Minnesota Super Lawyer’s Top 40 Family Lawyers List; Minnesota Super Lawyers Top 25 Appellate Lawyers List. Best Lawyers in America, Family Law List.

CLE Presentations

Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Attorney Representation Training; Appointment of Guardians ad Litem for Adults in Family Law Proceedings; Child Custody and Relocation; Contested Adoption and the Baby Veronica Case; Child Relocation--Creating an Effective Record to Succeed at Trial Court and on Appeal; Lawyers Behaving Badly – Ethical Considerations.


“Custody Modification and Removal”, Minnesota Child Custody Deskbook; “Guardians ad Litem as Advocates for Children”, Current Issues in Pediatric Law; The “Unnecessary” In-State Relocation Standard, William Mitchell Law Review.

AAML Chapter

Minnesota Chapter, MSBA Liaison

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