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Meet Attorney Merlyn L. Meinerts

Award-Winning Family Law Attorney for 25+ Years

Attorney Merlyn MeinertsMerlyn L. Meinerts is the founder of Meinerts Law and respected and sought-after family law and divorce attorney in Minnesota. A graduate of Hamline University School of Law, he has quickly established himself not just as a formidable litigator but also a legal advocate trained and certified to provide clients alternative dispute resolution options to dissolve their marriage.

Attorney Meinerts is a believer in avoiding courtroom litigation when possible. Litigation is often taxing on clients—both emotionally and financially—and Attorney Meinerts always ensures that negotiated settlements are first approached before rushing any clients to the courtroom. If litigation is necessary, then clients can count on a diligent, articulate approach to ensuring that their needs and rights are heard before the judge.

Providing Alternative Solutions

Attorney Meinerts is also qualified to assist divorcing couples interested in alternative dispute solutions as a neutral third-party facilitator. Because of this, Meinerts Law remains on the forefront of the family law practice area—allowing divorcing clients to reap the benefits of arbitration, mediation, and collaborative divorce. Attorney Meinerts recommends these less-costly, less-stressful options whenever they are possible for his clients. He is Certified by Minnesota's Supreme Court under the Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 114.

His experience and knowledge in the family law practice area have also made Attorney Meinerts a respected legal resource in our own legal community. He has spoken before his fellow attorneys and provided presentations in a variety of venues, including for the Dakota County Law Library, the 1st Judicial District Bar Association, First Judicial District Law Clerk Assembly, and even Family Law Seminars held here in Minnesota and Las Vegas.

Beyond his legal qualifications, Attorney Meinerts has distinguished himself due to his client-centric approach to family law and divorce. He has worked with many clients of faith who have questions about their divorce options and various other clients with unique needs and challenges.

To contact Meinerts Law and inquire about representation, call our offices at (952) 777-8886. We're ready to speak with you.


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1993, J.D.
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Jessup Cup International Law Moot Court Team
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Federal Courts
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, 1985, B.S.
    • Major: Journalism

Awards & Accolades

  • Super Lawyer Designation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell “BV” Rated
  • Avvo Top Attorney Rated 8.2
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award
  • Expertise "Best Family Lawyers in Minneapolis"

Associations & Memberships

  • Chairperson, First Judicial District Fee Arbitration Committee (2008 - Present), Member
  • Co-Chair of the Early Neutral Evaluation Pilot Project for Dakota County, Member
  • Member, Legal Assistance of Dakota County Board of Directors (2007), Member
  • First Judicial District Panel of Parenting Time Expeditors (2000 - Present), Member
  • State of Minnesota Judicial Selection Commission (2010), Member

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Highly Appreciated by Our Past Clients

Read What They Have to Say About Us
  • “You’re professionalism and expertise helped immensely!”

    Former Client

  • “Thank you once again for your support and your professionalism throughout the difficult path of divorce. ”


  • “I am impressed with your compassionate yet business-like approach in bringing us to a fair and reasonable conclusion”


  • “I felt completely heard and understood from the moment I stepped into his office”

    Former Client

  • “You treated me as a person, with my best interests at the forefront. For that, I am truly thankful”


  • “I would recommend Merlyn to anyone dealing with a family court matter and even more so when the situation is complicated”


  • “His compassion and care was what I needed to get through this awful time in my life”

    Former Client

  • “Thank you for your wisdom, your patience, and your matter-of-fact assessment of my predicament”