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

Gary Alan Debele

View all AAML lawyers

Messerli | Kramer

Contact Information

Messerli | Kramer
1400 Fifth Street Towers
100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis MN 55402
Work (612) 672-3667
Fax (612) 672-3777

Practice State



Practice emphasizes traditional client representation and litigation in the areas of divorce, third party custody, adoption, assisted reproduction/surrogacy, and juvenile law in state, federal, and tribal courts.


Javascript is required to view this map.


  • Anoka, Minnesota
  • Carlton, Minnesota
  • Chisago, Minnesota
  • Crow Wing, Minnesota
  • Dakota, Minnesota
  • Goodhue, Minnesota
  • Hennepin, Minnesota
  • Kanabec, Minnesota
  • McLeod, Minnesota
  • Olmsted, Minnesota
  • Ramsey, Minnesota
  • Rice, Minnesota
  • Scott, Minnesota
  • Sherburne, Minnesota
  • St. Louis, Minnesota
  • Stearns, Minnesota
  • Winona, Minnesota
  • Wright, Minnesota


B.A. St. Olaf College (1984); M.A. University of Minnesota (1991; American Legal and Constitutional History); J.D. University of Minnesota Law School (1987).

Legal Organizations

American Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, 1996 to present; International Academy of Family Law Attorneys; American Bar Assn.; Minnesota Bar Assn,; Hennepin County Bar Assn.; Minnesota American Indian Bar Assn.; Children's Law Center of Minnesota; Assn. of Family and Conciliation Courts.


Top 10 Minnesota Lawyer, 2007 and 2009; Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2005 to present; Top 40 Minnesota Family Law Attorney and Appellate Attorney, 2003 to present; Best Lawyers in America, 2001 to present.

CLE Presentations

"Tribal Court Practice in Child Protection and Custody Matters," (2009); Legal Questions About Assisted Reproductive Technology (2008); Drafting Contracts in Assisted Reproduction Cases (2008); Responding to Child Protection Investigations in Juvenile Court (2008); Domestice Adoption 101 (2008) Managing Child Abuse Allegations in Custody Cases (2008); Assisted Reproduction Technology Services : An Overview (2007); "Child Abuse Allegations in Custody Cases", 2007; "Assisted Reproduction Technology Services: An Overview", 2007; Minnesota Custody and Child Support", 2006; "Creative Options for Third Party Custody", 2006; "Legal Aspects of Adoption", 2006; "An Overview of Juvenile Court Practice for the Family Law Practitionar, 2005; "Family Law in Tribal Courts", 2005; "When Parents Can't Parent their Children: Third Party Custody, CHIPS Proceedings, De Facto Custodians, Guardianship and Adoption", 2005; "Domestic Relations in the 21st Century", 2005; "Lawyers, Contracts, and Courts: Creating a Legally Recognized Parent/Child Relationship Using Assisted Reproductive Technology;" "Psychological Testing in Family Law;" and "Best Interests of the Child in Court: Today and Tomorrow."


Custody & Parenting by Persons Other Than Biological Parents: When Non-Traditional Family Law Collides with the Constitution, -N.D.L. Rev - (2008).Minnesota Custody and Child Support Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2006; Adoption Mediation, 2004; The Current State of Third Party Custody Law in Minnesota, 2003; A Children's Rights Approach to Relocation: A Meaningful Best Interests Standard, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Journal, 1999; Private CHIPS Petitions in Minnesota: The Historical and Contemporary Treatment of Children in Need of Protection or Services, William Law Review, 1994.

AAML National

Co-chair, Assisted Reproduction Technology Committee; Member of Board of Editors, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Member, Collaborative Law Committee.

AAML Chapter

Co-Chair, Problem Solving Committee, 2006 to 2008; Chair, Seminar Committee, 2001-2004; Board of Mangers, 2001-2003; 2016 to present; Member, Amicus Committee; regular Divorce Camp facilitator.

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers