Betty A. Friesen

  • Partner




Betty Friesen is a founding partner of Nordaune & Friesen, PLLC. Betty has thirty years of experience as an estate planning and family law attorney. Prior to attending law school, Betty was a registered nurse at the University of Minnesota Hospital in pediatric oncology. This experience enhances her ability to understand a client's needs as she guides them through planning their estate, accomplishing their goals through effective estate planning, and addressing special needs or end of life issues. Betty also represents individuals in family law matters including antenuptial agreements, divorce, child and spousal support and property division.

Betty's clients include individuals and couples in both traditional and same sex relationships and she offers an experienced, compassionate and common sense approach as she helps clients understand and address their individual needs.

Betty's outside areas of interest include golfing, photography and enjoying time at the cabin.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning / Wills & Trusts 60%
  • Probate & Estate Administration 30%
  • Family Law 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1983


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
  • St. Boniface School of Nursing, Winnipeg
    • Major: Nursing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association: Provate & Trust Law, Elder Law & Family Law Sections

Past Employment Positions

  • University of Minnesota Hospitals, R.N., Inservice Education Instructor, 1970 to 1980
  • Nodland, Conn, Judd & Nordaune, Associate Attorney, 1983 to 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chrysalis Divorce Clinic Volunteer
  • Brookview Women's Gay League President
  • Richfield Methodist Church Board/Committees