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Roselyn J. Nordaune

Roselyn J. Nordaune

Wayzata, Minnesota
Roselyn Nordaune is a founding partner of Nordaune & Friesen, PLLC, with offices in the Plymouth/Wayzata area since 1983. Roz has over 34 years of experience as a family law attorney, and she understands the family law system. She is a strong legal advocate for her clients in marriage dissolutions, post-decree matters, paternity proceedings, child custody and parenting time disputes, child and spousal support issues, same-sex partnership and property agreements and dissolutions, antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and family-law-related appeals. Roz is supportive of alternative dispute resolution options for her clients, but she also has the skills to successfully litigate cases that need court involvement. Roz is an honors graduate of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota Law School. In her time away from the office, Roz enjoys travel, attending sporting events, reading, golf and time with her family and friends.

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Family Law
  • 2% Appellate
  • 3% Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1980
  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1977
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2003 - 2017
  • Top 100 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2006
  • Martindale & Hubble AVR Preeminent (peers and judicial)
  • Martindale & Hubble Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Augsburg College Distinguished Alumni Award 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Hennepin County State Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Family Law Section of MSBA

Past Employment Positions

  • Raymond Rossini, PA, Associate Attorney, 1980 - 1982
  • Rossini, Cochrane, Judd & Nordaune, Junior Partner, 1982 - 1983
  • Nodland, Conn, Judd & Nordaune, Partner, 1983 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board on Judicial Standards - State of MN, 1999 - 2003
  • Augsburg College Alumni Association - President, 1980 - 1983
  • Augsburg College Board of Regents, Now Emerity Status, 1983 - 1994
  • Augsburg College AWE Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Rainbow Families Board of Directors, until Merger with Family Equity Council, 2005 - 2008
  • Chrysalis Divorce Clinic Volunteer

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