Attorney Lyndsay J. Howard

Attorney Lyndsay J. Howard has dedicated her professional career to assisting Minnesota families struggling with family law issues, particularly those involving divorce, paternity, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, domestic abuse, adoption, property division, antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, post-decree matters and guardianships/conservatorships.

Prior to entering private practice in 2004, Ms. Howard was employed by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office – Child Support Division, as a Certified Student Attorney. While working with the County Attorney’s office, Ms. Howard handled a variety of paternity, custody and child support cases. During her time at William Mitchell Law School, Ms. Howard was employed by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Security, reviewing appeals of unemployment law rulings. While working with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Security, Ms. Howard drafted appellate briefs and successfully argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

In her free time, Ms. Howard enjoys traveling with her husband and two sons, playing golf and spending time on the lake with friends and family.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota, 2004
  • US District Court for the District of Minnesota (2005)
  • Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court (2006)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Member section Family Law
    • Member section Elder Law
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • First District Bar Association
    • 2008-2009 Secretary & Treasurer
    • 2009-2010 Vice-President
    • 2010-2011 President
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Burnsville Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer Work

  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County
  • Mentor Program – William Mitchell College of Law
  • Legal Assistance for Minnesota Prisoners
  • Minnesota Volunteer Lawyers

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota (2004)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota (2001)
    • Bachelor of Arts – Political Science
    • Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice

Prior Positions

  • Burns Law Office, Associate Attorney (2007-2008)
  • Sieloff and Associates, P.A., Associate Attorney (2004-2007)
  • Ramsey County Attorney’s Office – Child Support Division,
    Certified Student Attorney (2002-2004)
  • MN Department of Employment and Economic Security (2002-2003)

Specialized Training

  • Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) Trained (2008)
    • Social ENE (custody & parenting time issues)
    • Financial ENE

Awards

  • Super Lawyers – Family Law – 2017
  • AVVO Superb Rating – 2017 – Child Custody Attorney
  • AVVO Superb Rating – 2017 (9.4) – Divorce Attorney
  • AVVO Excellent Rating – 2016 (8.4) – Child Custody Attorney
  • AVVO Excellent Rating – 2016 (8.4) – Divorce Attorney
  • AVVO Clients Choice – 2015, 2016, 2017 – Child Custody Attorney
  • AVVO Client’s Choice – 2015, 2016, 2017 – Divorce Attorney

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Name Conference Date  
Lawyers Conducting Business in the Social Media & Internet Age Conference Family Law Seminar – 2015 – New Orleans, LA 2015
Chemical Substance Testing Family Law Seminar – 2013 – Granada, Spain 2013
Family Law Practice Tips & Tricks Family Law Seminar – 2011 – Savannah, GA 2011
Preparing for a Successful Trial Family Law Seminar – 2010 – New Orleans, LA 2010
Non-Marital Property Family Law Seminar – 2008 – Las Vegas, NV 2008
Investigative Research – Going Beyond Google Focus on Family Law 2005 2005

Howard Family Law, LLC represents clients throughout Burnsville and Dakota County in cases involving divorce and family law. Call (952) 224-9410 today to schedule your free consultation.