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

Debra E. Yerigan

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Messerli | Kramer

Contact Information

Messerli | Kramer
1400 Fifth Street Towers
100 S. 5th Street
Minneapolis MN 55402-1217
Work 612-672-3624
Fax 612-672-3777

Practice State



Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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  • Anoka, Minnesota
  • Carver, Minnesota
  • Chisago, Minnesota
  • Dakota, Minnesota
  • Hennepin, Minnesota
  • Isanti, Minnesota
  • Ramsey, Minnesota
  • Scott, Minnesota
  • Sherburne, Minnesota
  • Washington, Minnesota


Hamline University School of Law, 1985, J.D., cum laude St. Cloud State University, 1982, B.A., summa cum laude

Legal Organizations

Family Law Sections of American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association; Minnesota Women Lawyers; Hennepin County Fourth District Ethics Committee, 1997-2004.


"Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics; "Top 40 Minnesota Family Law Attorney" by Minnesota Law & Politics; "Top 50 Women Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics; "Top 100 Super Lawyes" by Minnesota Law & Politics; "Best Lawyer in Minnesota" by Best lawyers in America.

CLE Presentations

The Journey from Baby Shark to Rainmaker, 2017; Preparing for "I don't": New Landmines in Antenuptial Agreement Drafting and Enforcement, 2017; Bulletproof Prenups: Drafting and Litigating Antenuptial Agreements in a Post-Kremer World, 2017; Kremer v. Kremer: What's Up with Prenups?,2017; The Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act: What Family Law Lawyers Need to Know, 2015: Trial Preparation for Your Case in Chief Including Preparation of Your Client for Direct Examination, 2015; Uffda! In Minnesota, the Fraudulent Transfers Act (UFTA) Applies to Divorce, 2014; Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage and Its Impact on Family Law Practitioners, 2013; Elimination of Bias: Working with Family Law Clients From Diverse Cultures, 2013; New Family Court Rules, 2012; New Rules! 2012 Amendments to the General Rules of Practice Family Court Procedure, 2012; Advanced Appellate Practice for Family Law Attorneys, 2012; Basic Appellate Practice for Family Law Attorneys, 2012; What Lawyers Love and Hate about Mediators and Arbitrators, 2012; The Rules of Family Court Procedure: Are They Changing?, 2010; 20 Rules and Requirements That Minnesota Family Law Lawyers Must Know, 2008; 10 Pitfalls to Avoid in Family Law appeals, 2007; Documents Made Easy: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Civil Contempt Motion Papers, 2007; Everyday Ethics in Minnesota 2007; Things I Wish I'd Known as a New Family Lawyer, 2005; Basics of Spousal Maintenance, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012; The Pleasures and Pitfalls of a Career in Family Law, 2003; The Brave New World of Family Law, 2002; Ethics for Family Law Lawyers, 1999 and 2000.


AAML Chapter

Member of Council of Examiners; Past Chair of Membership Committee; Past Member of Board of Governors; Divorce Camp Committee.

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