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Debra E. Yerigan - Minneapolis, MN

100 South 5th StreetSuite 1400 Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Updated: 03/17/2023

Minneapolis Divorce & Family Law Lawyer


When facing some of the most difficult or complex family matters, it helps to have a professional in your corner who is among the best in her field. Debra demonstrates through her work with clients and her mentorship of other attorneys that she is a highly respected and effective family attorney...

When facing some of the most difficult or complex family matters, it helps to have a professional in your corner who is among the best in her field. Debra demonstrates through her work with clients and her mentorship of other attorneys that she is a highly respected and effective family attorney.

Debra represents clients in cases involving marriage dissolutions, child custody, child support, parenting time, spousal maintenance, property division, post-dissolution, paternity, domestic abuse and antenuptial matters. She has served as chair of the family law group at Messerli & Kramer and has practiced law for more than 25 years.

In addition to serving as an adjudicative qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice, Debra teaches other attorneys regarding family law matters through continuing education courses. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University School of Law and is also a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

For her work, Debra is recognized in top attorney peer rankings for family law, including numerous rankings in Super Lawyers,® such as "Top 40 Minnesota Family Law Attorneys," "Top 50 Female Super Lawyers" and "Top 100 Super Lawyers." She is also recognized by Best Lawyers® as a top peer-ranked family law attorney in Minnesota.

About Debra E. Yerigan

Practice Areas

  • Divorce & Family Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1986

Other Affiliations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (Member)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1985
    Honors: cum laude
  • St. Cloud State University
    Honors: summa cum laude

Past Positions

  • Messerli & Kramer P.A., Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota


Other Sources of Feedback About Debra E. Yerigan

Included on the 2024 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2000 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1997 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1996 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Debra E. Yerigan on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2017
  • Top 50 Female Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2017
  • Best Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, 2007 - 2017
  • Top Minnesota Family Law Attorney, Minnesota Super Lawyers


Office Information


100 South 5th StreetSuite 1400 Minneapolis, MN 55402


  • (612) 672-3777

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