Christine J. Cassellius

Christine J. Cassellius: Attorney with Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.
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Christine has resided in Dakota County with her family since 2003. Christine is an Assistant City of Apple Valley Attorney working extensively in criminal prosecution matters. Christine represents the City of Apple Valley in criminal court on a weekly basis. She has represented the City in many jury trials, has drafted several Memoranda to the Court of Appeals, and has argued many cases to the Court of Appeals on behalf of the City of Apple Valley.

Christine also works in the private sector in family law. In her family law practice, she represents clients in marriage dissolutions, custody proceedings, child support proceedings, adoptions property division, paternity matters and spousal maintenance proceedings.

When she is not practicing law, Christine enjoys coaching her two children's athletic teams.

Representative Cases

- State v. Brooks, Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 615 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)

- State v. Ford, Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 325 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)

- Kerr v. Kerr, 770 N.W. 2d 567 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)

- Wisness v. Wisness, 2009 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 234 (Minn. App. 2009)

- Tweeton v. State, 2007 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 593, review denied 2007 Minn. LEXIS 490 (Minn. App. 2007)

- State v. Demars, 2005 Minn. App. LEXIS 23 (Minn. App. 2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

- Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly, Member

- Minnesota State Bar Association, Voting Delegate, 2010 - 2012

Judicial Clerkship

- Honorable Harry Crump, Fourth Judicial District, Judicial Clerk, 2000 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

- Volunteer Attorney Legal Assistance Dakota County, 2009 - Present

- Board of Directors Legal Assistance Dakota County, 2011 - Present

- Pinewood PTO, President, 2012

Community Involvement

- Eagan Foundation, Board of Directors, 2005-2007

- Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce

- St. John Neumann Church, Member

Honors and Awards

- Rising Stars List, 2008 - 2012

- Named 2011 Up and Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer

- Recognized by MN Supreme Court as Exemplary Pro Bono Attorney

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
952-953-8813  Phone
952-432-3780  Fax
University Attended:
University of Minnesota - Duluth, B.A., Criminology/Sociology
Law School Attended:
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 2000, Minnesota
Birth Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 7, 1974
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Other

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