Leslie Kimes

8525 Edinbrook Crossing, Suite 206
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55443
United States
Office Phone: 763-561-9197
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP



I help divorcing couples structure their own out-of-court settlements, focusing on their common interests, as well as their individual and familial needs for the future. My approach to negotiation is collaborative, realistic, reasonable and compassionate. I believe that use of other qualified, collaboratively trained team professionals (i.e. parenting and financial specialists, coaches) is imperative in accomplishing the best possible outcome for the entire family.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law
License(s): Licensed to practice in all Minnesota state courts and U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota since 1986.

Professional Activities

Member, IACP ~ 3x Board Member, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota ~Member, Minnesota State Bar Assocation ~Member, Hennepin County Bar Association ~Volunteer Attorney, Tubman/Chrysalis (Center for Women in the Twin Cities) 1987 to Present ~Member, Collaborative Law Institute Strategic Planning Committee (2003) ~Super Lawyers 2014 to Present ~2017 Stu Webb Award recipient (given in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Collaborative Practice) ~Founding Member, Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Minnesota

Undergraduate Education

Hamline University, 1982

Professional Education

Hamline University School of Law, 1985