As the President and Founding member of Remington & Associate, Suzanne brings over 20 years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of family law. Suzanne focuses her practice on the complex financial issues in divorce including cash flow analysis relating to spousal maintenance and child support, the division of businesses, retirement, executive compensation, and other assets. Suzanne also assists clients with contested custody issues.

“Even at its most technical, family law never veers far from its intensely personal core,” says Suzanne. “At the same time I’m focusing on complicated tax and liquidity issues or honing my knowledge of case law, I’m equally focused on doing everything possible to alleviate the profound stress my clients are experiencing. It’s not a skill one learns in law school, but it’s absolutely integral to being a true client advocate.”

Over the last two decades, Suzanne has appeared before the Minnesota Supreme Court and many times before the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She has also tried numerous cases before district court judges in the metro and surrounding areas, and is a frequent presenter and trainer on topics such as financial early neutral evaluation, the new child support statutes, and effective marital dissolution practices. In addition, she completed certified civil mediation training and is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114.

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Education

Loyola University
Chicago School of Law, J. D.

Indiana University Bloomington, B. A.

HISTORY

Partner at 3 law practices before starting Remington & Associate

Volunteer

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Family Law Clinic & Edina High School Mock Trial Coach

Dog lover

Suzanne has been a dog lover for decades, and spoils her dog, Nick, with love, treats and long walks.

Experience

Family Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Suzanne earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice at Indiana University. She also completed studies at The American University in Washington D.C. with honors in the Justice Program. Suzanne is admitted to practice in the states of Minnesota and Illinois.

Suzanne has also attended the following trainings: Parenting Consulting Training, 13 hours, Hamline University Mediation Center, May 2013. Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Minnesota Judicial Branch, 14 hours, April 2013. Family Law Mediation Training, 40 hours, Hamline University Mediation Center, August 2012. Child Inclusive Mediator Training, 19.5 hours, Hamline University Mediation Center, June 2012. Certified Civil Mediation Training, Qualified Neutral under Rule 114, 40 hours, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, April 2012.

Minnesota Supreme Court Appearances

  • In re the Marriage of: Deborah A. Goldman, f/k/a Deborah A. Greenwood, Respondent, vs. Mark E. Greenwood, Appellant, A06-1110, March 27, 2008

Minnesota Court of Appeals Appearances

  • In Re the Marriage of: Kurtis Lee Manley and Sara Anne Manley, Dakota County Court File No. 19AV-FA-16-774, 2017
  • In re the Marriage of: Lori Austin Sager, Appellant vs. Réne Gerold Sager, Respondent, A14-2071, May 6, 2015
  • In re the Marriage of: Steven B. Szarke, Appellant vs. Patricia A. Szarke, Respondent, A12-1339, April 23, 2013
  • In re the Marriage of: Lynn A. Gulbronson, Respondent, vs. Carl R. Gulbronson, Appellant, A11-1037, March 21, 2012
  • In re the Marriage of: Andrew J. Redleaf, Appellant, vs. Elizabeth G. Redleaf, Respondent, A11-202, A11-496, September 27, 2011 (wrote brief, did not argue)
  • In re the Marriage of: Andrew J. Redleaf, Appellant, vs. Elizabeth G. Redleaf, Respondent, A09-1805, A09-2360, A10-10, June 23, 2011 (wrote brief, did not argue)
  • In re the Marriage of: Francisco Puga, Petitioner vs. Lucia Vaglienti, Respondent, and Estate of Lucia Vaglienti, deceased, Appellant, A08-0781, January 13, 2009
  • In re the Matter of: Brian J. Lundquist, Respondent, vs. Kathleen L. Lundquist, Appellant, A07-1625, July 1, 2008
  • In re the Marriage of: Deborah A. Goldman, f/k/a Deborah A. Greenwood, Petitioner/Appellant vs. Mark E. Greenwood, Respondent, A06-1110, January 2, 2007 (published)
  • In re the Marriage of: Nancy Lynn Horak, Petitioner/Appellant, vs. James Horak, Respondent, A04-2260, October 11, 2005
  • Kelly Marie Van Riper, Petitioner/Respondent, vs. Richard Allen Van Riper, Appellant, C1-02-713, December 3, 2002
  • In re: Elizabeth Mary Kellogg, Petitioner/Appellant, vs. Frederick William Kellogg, Respondent, C5-02-181, August 19, 2002
  • In re the Marriage of: Cecilia G. Reichert, Petitioner/Respondent, vs. Joseph J. Reichert, Jr., Appellant, C3-00-1180, February 6, 2001
  • In re the Marriage of: David Michael Haggerty, Petitioner/Respondent, vs. Joyce Lorraine Haggerty, Appellant, CX-00-463, August 29, 2000
  • In re the Marriage of: Roger C. Johnson, Petitioner/Appellant, vs. Carol A. Johnson, Respondent, CX-99-1198, March 28, 2000
  • Andrew Mark Erickson, Petitioner/Appellant, vs. Ann Camille Seebach Erickson, Respondent, C8-99-1037, December 21, 1999
  • In re the Marriage of: Josephine Odeh Araj, Petitioner/Appellant, vs. Salim Ahmed Agha, Respondent, C8-98-2176, April 20, 1999

Minnesota District Court Trials

  • Nancy A. Karon vs. Christopher A.Coughlin, The Honorable Mark A. Labine, Hennepin County District Court File No. 27-CV-HC-18-1370, 2018
  • In Re Marriage of Brad Thomas Jacobsen and Carol Ann Jacobsen, The Honorable Colia Ceisel, Ramsey County District Court File No. 62-FA-16-768, 2017
  • In Re Marriage of Lynn Marie Scharenbroch and Victor John Scharenbroch, The Honorable Richard A. Stebbins, Hennepin County District Court File No. 27-FA-15-2121, 2016
  • In Re Marriage of Timothy John Berg and Cassandra Hope Berg, The Honorable Erik J Askegaard, Crow Wing County District Court File No. 18-FA-14-3234, 2015, 2016
  • In re the Marriage of: Cherise Jeanine Goel, f/k/a Cherise Jeanine Lambert vs. Timothy Bruce Lambert, The Honorable M. Jacqueline Regis, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-05-788, 2014
  • In re the Marriage of: Christine Marie Willett vs. Stephen Michael Willett, The Honorable M. Jacqueline Regis, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-12-4471, 2014
  • In re the Marriage of: Edward Scott Retterath vs. Lisa Ann Retterath, The Honorable Rex D. Stacey, Scott County Court File No. 70-FA-12-15187, 2013
  • In re the Marriage of: Stephani Susan LeFlore vs. Damon Douglas McNeil LeFore, The Honorable Jane B. Ranum, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-11-2524, 2012
  • In re the Marriage of: Joseph James Vondrasek vs. Daria Terese Vondrasek, The Honorable Jenny Walker Jasper, Anoka County Court File No. 02-FA-11-766, 2011
  • In re the Marriage of: Rebecca Lyn Sheldon n/k/a Rebecca Lyn Wattier vs. Steven Lee Sheldon, The Honorable Edward Lynch, Dakota County Court File No. 19-F1-07-015868, 2011
  • In re the Marriage of: Patricia Ann Szarke vs. Steven Bernard Szarke, The Honorable Stephen M. Halsey, Wright County Court File No. 86-FA-10-6849, 2011
  • In re the Marriage of: Kelly Marie Jay vs. Anthony Michael Schmidt, The Honorable Erica H. MacDonald, Dakota County Court File No. 19AV-FA-10-1003, 2011
  • In re the Marriage of: Kyle Jacob Sabot vs. Hillary Lorina Sabot, The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-08-6204, 2010
  • In re the Marriage of: Yvonne Annette Gross vs. Christopher Allen Gross, The Honorable Steven A. Anderson, Mille Lacs County Court File No. 48-FA-08-1489, 2010 (2011)
  • In re the Marriage of: Michael John Clausen vs. Jennifer Sue Clausen, The Honorable Tanja K. Manrique, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-05-130, 2010
  • In re the Marriage of: Michael Warren Griggs vs. Megan Griggs LeRoux, f/k/a Megan Lea Griggs, The Honorable Earl F. Beddow, Jr., Ramsey County Court File No. 62-FA-08-345, 2009
  • In re the Marriage of: Kathryn Mary Farsht vs. Edward Michael Farsht, The Honorable Leslie M. Metzen, Dakota County Court File No. 19-FA-07-030440, 2008
  • In re the Marriage of: Lynae Dana Nahring vs. Curtis Norman Nahring, The Honorable Barry A. Sullivan, Anoka County Court File No. 02-FA-03-8780, 2008
  • In re the Marriage of: Mark Paul Suojanen vs. Sara Jean Warner, The Honorable Stephen M. Halsey, Wright County Court File No. 86-FA-06-8893, 2008
  • In re the Marriage of: Nancy Rose Locker vs. Chris R. Locker, The Honorable Thomas F. Haeg, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-06-4955, 2007
  • In re the Marriage of: Sally Ann Doherty vs. Ted King Higman, The Honorable William B. Ekstrum, Washington County Court File No. 82-F9-05-005121, 2006
  • In re the Marriage of: Nancy M.G. Rauenhorst vs. Thomas H. Rauenhorst, The Honorable Mary E. McGinnis, Ramsey County Court File No. 62-F9-04-002158, 2005
  • In re the Marriage of: Kathryn Anne Rodda vs. David Lloyd Rodda, The Honorable David L. Piper, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-283172, 2004
  • In re the Marriage of: Sara Helen Jones,f/k/a Sara Jones Jarvinen vs. Craig Shawn Jarvinen, The Honorable Mark A. Labine, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-284744, 2004
  • In re the Marriage of: Vicki Jane Duncombe vs. Dwight Eloid Duncombe, The Honorable James T. Swenson, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-282422, 2003
  • In re the Marriage of: Darron Dewayne Morris vs. Andrea Renee Bakken, f/k/a Andrea Renee Morris, The Honorable Ellen L. Maas, Anoka County Court File No. 02-FA-00-5363, 2002, 2005
  • In re the Marriage of: Terrance David Carlson vs. Jane Catherine Carlson, The Honorable Kenneth Maas, Washington County Court File No. 82-F5-01-002126, 2002
  • In re the Marriage of: Kjersti Susanna Harding a/k/a Kjersti Harding Francis vs. Thomas Leigh Harding, The Honorable Stephen C. Aldrich, Hennepin County Court File No. 27-FA-237367, 1998
  • In re the Marriage of: Mark Joseph Donovan vs. Judy Kay Donovan, The Honorable Ancy L. Morse, Olmsted County Court File No. F9-97-0089, 1998

Other Litigation Experience

  • Presided over numerous expedited child support proceedings as an Administrative Law Judge and as a Child Support Magistrate
  • Represented numerous Petitioners and Respondents at Order for Protection Evidentiary Hearings
  • Named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list 2001 – 2015, and recognized as one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Women Attorneys and one of Minnesota’s Top 40 Family Law Super Lawyers.
  • Co-founder of the Hennepin County Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Pilot Project, for which she served as co-chair from 2004 to 2010.
  • Served as a child support magistrate presiding over expedited child support hearings, 1998-1999, 2001-2002.
  • Clerked for The Honorable Lawrence E. Agerter, District Judge, Third Judicial District, Minnesota, 1994-1995.
  • Member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
  • Presented “Professional Teaming in Family Law – The Untapped Resource” at Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC. Edina, Minnesota, October 15, 2014.
  • Presented “New Law Series: Impact of Same-Sex Marriage in Minnesota – Navigating Divorce” Minnesota CLE Webcast, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 26, 2013; September 17, 2013.
  • Presented “Gifting to Your Adult Children, Now or in Your Plan?” at Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC. Edina, Minnesota, September 25, 2013.
  • 3.5 hours of the Hamline University Certified Family Law Mediation Training, August 2012.
  • Presented “The Use of Social Services Research in Dissolution Relocation Cases” at the June 2012 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Presented: “MREE Presentation – Family Law and Real Estate,” May 2012
  • Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014: Case Law Update.
  • Guest appearance, Fox 9 News, discussing the legal ramifications of prenuptial agreements, November 3, 2011.
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, January 2009 and March 2011.
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, CLE, November 12, 2010, “Managing New Challenges In Family Law Cases”.
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Chaska, Minnesota, November 2009.
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Woodbury, Minnesota, June 2009.
  • Effective Marital Dissolution Practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 2009.
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Denver, Colorado, February 2008.
  • Guest appearance on WCCO Radio’s Mondale and Jones radio show discussing the Hennepin County Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Pilot Project, 2007.
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Duluth, Minnesota, November, 2007.
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Bloomington, Minnesota, November 28, 2007: Child Support.
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Hennepin and Ramsey County, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April, 27, 2007.
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting, Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 28, 2007: Goldman v Greenwood Relocation Law in MN.
  • Effective Marital Dissolution Practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota February 13, 2007: Settlements and ADR Options.
  • Minnesota New Child Support Statute Changes Effective January 1, 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 30, 2006: Comparing the Old with the New Calculations—Key Differences.
  • Minnesota State Judges Conference Financial Early Neutral Evaluation presentation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 16, 2006.
  • Adjudicative Processes, Hamline Law School, Saint Paul, Minnesota, August, 16, 2006.
  • Effective Marital Dissolution Practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006: Pretrial and Settlement Conferences.
  • Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 21, 2005: Financial Early Neutral Evaluation in Family Court—New Developments.
  • Adjudicative Skills, Hamline Law School, Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 11, 2005.
  • Effective Marital Dissolution Practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2005: Evaluating the Client and Case—Initial Considerations.