Michelle Lasswell

500 Water St. So #102
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
United States
Office Phone: 507-663-7998
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

I strongly believe that the parties are in the best position to make decisions about their family. With collaborative practice, the parties, with the support of their attorneys and other collaborative professionals, can have a productive, respectful, and healthy transition moving forward.

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

Professional Activities

Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice ~Volunteer Mediator, Rice County Dispute Resolution Program ~Volunteer Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services ~Family Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

Undergraduate Education

College of St. Benedict, BA, St. Joseph, MN 1989

Postgraduate Education

Drake University Law School, JD with honors, Des Moines, IA 1994
Associate Editor, Drake Law Review


I believe that collaborative law is a great alternative to the traditional family law system. It is an outcome that flows out of communication and respect. It is a more efficient use of your time and money and allows the parties to control the process, with the assistance of their attorneys and other professionals.