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Brian L. Sobol

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800 Nicollet Mall
Suite 2600
Minneapolis MN 55402
Work (612) 338-2525
Fax (612) 339-2386

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Brian L. Sobol has been practicing exclusively in family law for over 30 years.  He is recognized as a zealous advocate, and is one of only two Minnesota lawyers elected Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (membership limited to 100 of the top  family trial lawyers in the AAML) and one of only six Minnesota lawyers certified as a Family Law Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He specializes in matters involving high net worth estates, including family business valuation.  He has expertise in drafting and litigating antenuptial and post nuptial agreements.  He has experience with both domestic and international custody and business matters.  He has extensive appellate expertise, successfully arguing cases in both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.  He is also a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  He currently serves as Minnesota's delegate to the national AAML Board of Governors. He is a trained mediator and financial neutral evaluator.  He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2003, and its predecessor, Law and Leading Attorneys, since 1994.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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University of Minnesota Law School, JD 1982

University of Minnesota, BA Child Psychology Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa 1979

Legal Organizations

Admitted to practice in all Minnesota State Courts, Minnesota Federal District Court, and United States Supreme Court

Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 1998-to-date; Co-Chair 2002-03.

Minnesota Association for Justice - formerly Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

Fellow International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Diplomate American College of Family Trial Lawyers




Former member of Board of Directors, Cornerstone Advocacy Service.  Regularly chosen as a Super Lawyers by "Minnesota Journal of Law & Politics" "Minnesota Monthly" and "Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine," most recently 2014.

CLE Presentations

Minnesota Institute of Legal Education - ``Problems Imparing the Ability to Agree to a Parenting Schedule and How to Resolve Them''; National Business Insitute - ``Domestic Law in Minnesota.''

AAML National

Minnesota Deligate to Board of Governors 2012 to date.

AAML Chapter

Minnesota Chapter, Board of Managers, 2007 to date. Administrative Vice President 2009 - 2012. Minnesota National Delegate to Board of Governors 2012 to date.

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