Compassionate, Diligent, Knowledgeable

Nicole S. Keirnes, Esq., M.D.R

Ms. Keirnes believes that being a good lawyer requires more than just an understanding of the legal issues. She believes a good lawyer has good instincts and empathy, can analyze the larger concepts, and address both the client’s concerns and the legal issues intelligently and effectively.

As a compassionate attorney, Ms. Keirnes will listen carefully to your concerns, promptly return your telephone calls, minimize attorney fees where possible, and guide each case with diligence, respect and the efficiency that your case deserves.

Further, she believes that good attorney is not only someone who attentively protects the client’s legal rights, but is also compassionate and is able to empathize with the client’s concerns. In addition, she understands that good legal representation involves looking at conflict in a resourceful manner, which includes addressing the clients concerns with efficiency by being mindful of accumulating costs.

In particular, Ms. Keirnes is sensitive rights and needs of families, and understands the highly emotional issues regarding children, housing and finances. Families often feel scared and unsure about their future, and Keirnes Law is committed to provide the stability that comes with compassionate, effective representation. Keirnes Law is here to help you before, after and during your divorce proceedings in the Minneapolis, St. Paul area.

In addition, the Firm particularly experienced in matters where a family business is involved in the dissolution of the marriage. Splitting up assets is often one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce, especially if there if there is a family business involved. Keirnes Law will ensure that your business is adequately protected while addressing the needs of your family’s future at the same time.

Ms. Keirnes graduated from William Mitchell College of Law where she earned a Juris Doctorate. During that time, she also attended Straus Institute of Dispute resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law where she earned a Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution.

The Firm’s expertise goes beyond the courtroom. As a Rule 114 Qualified Mediator, as well as having a Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution, Ms. Keirnes has the knowledge and experience to negotiate a favorable outcome.  Ms. Keirnes will think creatively so that you may avoid the cumbersome, time-consuming process of litigation in the event your case is suited for alternative dispute resolution methods.

Ms. Keirnes is also dedicated to social service and recognizes the importance of pursuing justice. As a volunteer for the Minnesota Justice Foundation, she represented indigent clients and protected their right to obtain justice despite their inability to afford legal services. Ms. Keirnes also serves on the Minnesota State Bar Association’s ADR Section council as the family law representative and is a member of the family law, business law and real estate sections within the MSBA.  In addition, she also sits on the Minnesota Women Lawyers council.