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Vija L. Brookshire - Minneapolis, MN

100 South 5th StreetSuite 1400 Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Updated: 03/17/2023

Minneapolis Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Vija is a guide, one whose skills are honed through her quests in adventure racing. Adventure racing (in which athletes compete in nonstop, multi-event races that can last several days) requires strength, perseverance, planning and excellent navigational skills. Vija knows firsthand that these skills provide a competitive advantage in both adventure racing and family law.

For clients involved in a divorce or other family law matter, the journey is often a highly personal one...

Vija is a guide, one whose skills are honed through her quests in adventure racing. Adventure racing (in which athletes compete in nonstop, multi-event races that can last several days) requires strength, perseverance, planning and excellent navigational skills. Vija knows firsthand that these skills provide a competitive advantage in both adventure racing and family law.

For clients involved in a divorce or other family law matter, the journey is often a highly personal one. Vija approaches each client matter with the same diligence to planning, guiding and perseverance as she does her adventure racing. And, no matter what the journey is, she always emphasizes that which is essential to success in trying times - the attitudes and actions of the people involved.

Vija's practice focuses on contested custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and marital and non-marital property issues.

About Vija L. Brookshire

Practice Areas

  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Family Formation
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyer Association (Member)
  • Douglas Amdahl American Inn of Court

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    J.D.
  • Stanford University
    B.A.
  • Washburn High School

Pro Bono Activities

  • Stanford Club of MN
  • Street Legal Motorcycle Club
  • TeamWomenMN

Classes and Seminars

  • Co-Presenter, “How to Handle a Divorce Involving a Family Business: Is It Okay to Double Dip?” – Advanced Family Law Series, Minnesota CLE, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Breaking Barriers and Building Trust: Lessons in LGBTQ+ Mindfulness” – Intellectual Property Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Family Law | Don’t Get Schooled in Court: Litigating School Choice and Other Legal Custody Battles (Or Not)” – Hennepin County Bar Association, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Custody and Parenting Issues Affecting the LGBTQ+ Community in Minnesota: Legal Trends and Developments Post-Obergefell” – Fourth Judicial District Fall Bench Retreat, 2018
  • Presenter, “Second Saturday Divorce Workshops” – Minnetonka, MN, 2015
  • Presenter, “The Impact of the Haefele Case on Child Support for Business Owners” – Minnesota Family Law Institute, 2014

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Vija L. Brookshire

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
  • 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

View the profile for Vija L. Brookshire on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005 - 2009
  • Best Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 - 2022
  • Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2019 - 2022
  • Best Lawyers in Minnesota, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2018-2020

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Office Information

Address

100 South 5th StreetSuite 1400 Minneapolis, MN 55402

Fax

  • (612) 672-3777

Publication

Articles

  • Author, “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Civil Contempt Motion Papers” – Minnesota CLE Formbook, 2007

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