Jill’s practice involves all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, adoption and paternity. She understands the complex financial and emotional issues of divorce. Jill is experienced in divorce-related tax matters and property valuation issues. She represents individuals in a wide variety of spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support matters as well as custody and visitation cases. In addition, she has an extensive family law appellate practice. Jill also provides alternative dispute resolution services such as mediator, arbitrator, and consensual special magistrate.
Author: "Tools of the Trade," Family Advocate, Vol. 19:3, Winter 1997. Author: "Custody in Minnesota," Legal Advice Clinic Dissolution Handbook, 1988. Author: "Court Sets New Precedent in Permanent Spousal Maintenance," Minnesota Lawyer, Vol. 2 No. 5, March 1987. Author: "Dissolution Conveyancing Forms," Re: View, Summer 1987. Law Clerk to Hon. Kenneth Jack Gill, Chief Judge of Family Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1984-1986. Third Judicial District Attorney Member, Commission on Judicial Selection. Chair, Minnesota Third Judicial District Ethics Committee. Task Force, Minnesota Supreme Court Appellate Rules. Board Member and Past Chair, Legal Assistance of Olmsted County. Volunteer Attorney, Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee Pro Bono Project. Volunteer Attorney, Hennepin County Legal Advice Clinic. Referee, Hennepin County Settlement Conference. Panel Member, Hennepin County Guardian ad Litem. Speaker, Continuing Legal Education (Topics: Appellate Procedure, Tax Consequences of Divorce, Property Division, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Child Custody, Visitation, Mediation, Guardians Ad Litem, Practice Management). Author: "Child Custody and Child Support Appeals," Minnesota Custody and Child Support Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2006, 2011, 2014.
Commission on Judicial Selection – Third Judicial District Attorney Member; 2003-2010; Minnesota Third Judicial District Ethics Committee, Chair from 2007 to 2010, member 2000 to 2010; Minnesota Supreme Court Appellate Rules Task Force; Legal Assistance of Olmsted County Board, Chair from 1998 to 2000, Board Member 1997 to 2001, Volunteer Attorney 1990 to present; Supreme Court Advisory Committee to review the Lawyer Discipline System, Committee Member, 2007; Supreme Court Advisory Committee in the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts, Committee Member, 2014
Certified Family Law Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy.