W. Bradley Frago

500 Water St So #102
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
United States
Office Phone: 5076637998
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

My practice is limited to family law and includes collaborative law and mediation. I have been practicing family law in the Rice County area since 1995. My wife, Michelle Lasswell, is also my law partner. She also limits her practice to family law.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): State of Minnesota, Attorney

Professional Activities

Director, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota ~Facilitator, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, South-of-the-River Regional Group ~Public Education Committee Member, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota ~Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) ~Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice ~Volunteer Mediator, Rice County Dispute Resolution Program ~Conciliation Expeditor, Rice County Dispute Resolution Program ~Presenter, Rice County Parent's Forever ~Volunteer Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services ~Past President, Rice County Bar Association ~Family Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

Undergraduate Education

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, graduated 1988, BA cum laude

Professional Education

University of Minnesota, graduated 1992, JD cum laude


I believe that our clients, and their children, are best served by attorneys who use their skills to solve problems. While it is true that the vast majority of litigation cases are settled prior to trial, I have found that much of my time, and my client's money, in litigated cases is spent preparing for the coming battle (trial). In litigation, settlement often occurs at the last minute as both sides fear the uncertain outcome of a trial. In a collaborative case my time, and my client's money, is spent using my knowledge and skills to help my client find solutions to the issues raised in the divorce. Since we are not preparing for a battle, or posturing to initimidate the opposing party/attorney, collaborative cases tend to be less time-consuming and less expensive than litigated cases.