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Attorney Profile: Lynette M. Bledsaw

Lynette Bledsaw
Lynette Bledsaw

4/01/08 - Present
Sole Practioner family law.

12/99 - 03/2008
Chadwick, Mertz, Bledsaw, and Benson, P.S.C., Shareholder in general practice law firm, including family law, paternity, adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and property divisions. Also provides mediation and conciliation for individuals, families, small businesses and churches.

1991 - 1999
O'Neal O. Wright & Associates, P.C. Partner in Plaintiff, Employment/Personal Injury and General Practice Law Firm. Participated in all aspects of litigation, appeared on behalf of clients in State and Federal Courts, and Administrative hearings; responsible for all Appeals to Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.

Client representation included employment, family law, workers' compensation, estate planning (wills and trusts), auto negligence and other personal injury. Skilled writer and researcher, proficient in using mediation and negotiation to avoid the expense of trial and achieve satisfactory settlements.

1989 - 1991
Riley and Roumell, Labor Law Firm. Research in public and private employment.

Prior to 1991
Social Worker in Illinois and Wisconsin

blank space Professional Certifications
  • Licensed to Practice Law - Minnesota - 2000 to present
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 - State Bar of Minnesota - 2000 to present
  • Collaborative Law Attorney 2000 to present
  • Licensed to Practice Law - Michigan - 1991 to 2005
  • Case Evaluator - Employment Cases - Third Judicial Circut of Michigan
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  • Minnesota State Bar Association,
       - Family Law Section
       - ADR Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • District 8 Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Institute

  •    - Training Committee
  • Collaborative Team Divorce Group
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • DivorceChoice
  • Christian Legal Society, Board of Directors
  • Minnesota Christian Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid - volunteer
  • Chanhassen Chamber of Commerce
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  • Aviation Litigation Quarterly,"The Express Preemption Provision of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act Does Not Reach State Civil Rights Claims of Race Discrimination," Summer/Fall 2000
  • Michigan Business Law Journal,"Defamation in Private Employment: Michigan Law," November, 1991
  • Michigan Business Law Journal,"Case Digests, 1990-1991
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  • University of Detroit Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    Juris Doctor
  • American Institute of Banking, Chicago, Illinois
    Certificate in Banking Law and Trust/Paralegal
  • Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois
    Bachelor of Arts
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Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 975-9962
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