Deborah Dewalt

Deborah Dewalt

Sole Practitioner
Burnsville, Minnesota
952-641-7455 (Office)
866-919-7417 (Toll-Free)
Attorney Dewalt provides individualized attention to new clients and promotes a balanced, positive approach to client-decision making. She strongly advocates for new clients in and outside of the courtroom.  Her office is committed to supporting resiliency and achieving positive outcomes for clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • ADR
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1983
  • North Dakota, 1983


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

Published Works

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


  • Guardianships in Family Law Cases, MN CLE
  • Issues for Divorced Parents When Disabled Children Come of Age, MN CLE
  • 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 - 2018
  • Top Forty Family Law Super Lawyers, 2007 & 2009
  • Named in Best Attorneys, 2013 - present

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Ormond & Dewalt, Partner, 1987 - 1995