KAREN KUGLER

Karen Kugler

Attorney

kkugler@mcgeefamilylaw.com

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, 2002 J.D.

  • Award: Wennestrom Award (best clinical student award)
  • Managing Editor Journal of Law & Inequality
  • Director of Civil Practice Clinic (included family law cases)

Carthage College, 1999 B.A.

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Awards: John R. Commons Award, Senior Award in Economics

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Minnesota, 2002

 

Professional Activities:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member (2002 – Present)
    • Family Law Section, Member (2002 – Present)
      • Chair (2012-2013)
      • Chair Elect (2011-2012)
      • Vice-Chair Publications Committee (2010-2011)
      • Child Support sub-committee, Member (2006 – 2007)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member (2004 – Present)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member (2006 – Present)
    • Family Law Section, Member (2006 – Present)
      • Co-Chair of Section (2010-2012)
    • Judicial Committee, Member (2006 – 2008)
  • Tubman Family Alliance (Chrysalis)
    • Presenter of Divorce, Divorce Dollars & Sense, and Custody & Child Support
    • Information Sessions
    • Volunteer for Law Clinic & Spanish Law Clinic Program
  • Resource Center for Fathers and Families
    • Volunteer for Law Clinic Program (2004 – 2006)

 

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

  • 7 Things Every Family Law Attorney Should Know About Social Security Law, Presenter, 34th Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 19 & 20, 2013
  • Custody Basics: Splitting the Baby, Presenter, MSBA New Lawyers Section CLE, November 8, 2012
  • Handling Cross-Border Practice Issues, Moderator & Presenter, 33rd Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 26, 2012
  • The Sheriff’s Levy: An Underutilized Collection Option, Family Law Forum, Winter 2011-2012, Volume 20, No. 1
  • Letter from the Editor, Family Law Forum, Spring/Summer 2011, Volume 19, No. 3
  • Divorce from Start to Finish, Moderator & Presenter, 32nd Annual Family Law Institute, MNCLE, March 28 & 29, 2011
  • Tax Implications of Cancelled Debt Due to Foreclosures, Family Law Forum, Spring 2010, Volume 18, No. 2
  • A Pro Se Cast of Characters…and How to Cope, Family Law Forum, Spring 2009, Volume 17, No. 3

Legal Practice

Karen Terese Kugler practices exclusively in the area of family law. She believes in working towards a fair and equitable settlement if one can be reached, but is prepared for trial in cases which cannot settle.  In addition, Karen is candid and direct when talking to her clients about the risks, expense and benefits of litigation.  She is a knowledgeable, empathetic, and assertive legal advocate for her clients on basic and complex family law issues, such as: spousal maintenance, child support, property division and valuation, and custody and parenting time.  She represents clients at both the trial and at the appellate level.

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