Deborah Dewalt

Deborah Dewalt

Sole Practitioner
Burnsville, Minnesota
952-641-7455 (Office)
866-919-7417 (Toll-Free)
Attorney Dewalt welcomes, listens and responds to client concerns about their family law matters. She provides individualized attention to new clients and promotes a balanced, positive approach to client-decision making. She is able to strongly advocate for new clients in and outside of the courtroom, in writing and in oral presentations. Her office is committed to supporting resiliency and achieving positive outcomes for clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • ADR
  • Wills, Estate Planning, Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1983
  • North Dakota, 1983


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1983
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1976

Published Works

  • Custody and ADR, Chapter 19, Minnesota Support and Custody, MN CLE, 2011


  • Issues for Divorced Parents When Disabled Children Come of Age, MN CLE
  • Child Support for Disabled Children, MN CLE
  • Facilitator, Divorce Day Camp & Divorce Camp, AAMLMN
  • PCs, PTEs and What about the ETC?, Dakota County Bar Association
  • How Do I Know If Joint Custody is Working?, MN CLE
  • top 5 Family Law ADR Cases, MN CLE

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2000 - 2014
  • Top Forty Family Law Super Lawyers, 2007 & 2009
  • Named in Best Attorneys, 2013 & 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, First Judicial District Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Past Employment Positions

  • Ormond & Dewalt, Partner, 1987 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Representation through Legal Assistance of Dakota County and Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Guardian for Pro Se Impaired Party-Pilot Projects in Ramsey and Hennepin Counties