Anne HaalandAttorney, Associate

“I am compelled by family law because on every level, it is about people’s lives. The most important thing a family law attorney can do is to know the client’s story. I am devoted to understanding your history, current priorities, and future goals, so that I can strategically advocate for you at this trying time in your life.”

Empowering my clients is paramount. My goal is to ensure you know the process, the laws, and how they apply to your circumstances, so you can make informed decisions for your future.

As a law clerk in Hennepin County Family Court, I gained the invaluable perspective of having seen thousands of cases from the Court’s point of view. I understand how judges consider cases, what is useful to them, and what arguments will be most effective. These insights give my clients an advantage in and out of the courtroom. I highly encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), but if settlement is not possible, I will zealously advocate for clients at trial.

I represent individuals in the following areas:

  • divorce
  • custody and parenting time
  • child support
  • spousal maintenance
  • complex property division

I will work with you to gather and analyze all of the relevant facts, so you have a complete financial picture, realistic expectations, and a comprehensive plan. To alleviate the mystery of the process, I will provide you with a written outline. You can expect peace of mind with an advocate who knows your situation inside and out, stands up for you, and guides you through this time of transition.


“Anne immediately gained my confidence due to her preparedness and knowledge.”

“I knew she would represent me well and give my case her complete attention.”

“Divorce is inherently stressful, but working with Anne made it easier. She is good at finding creative solutions to divorce asset issues.”

“Anne gave me peace of mind and I trusted that she had my best interest at heart.”


Roxanne Spiess
(612) 252-2831

  • J.D., cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 2012
  • University of Oslo (UiO), 2009
  • B.A., University Scholar, magna cum laude, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Minnesota
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition 2017-2019
  • Graduate of the Civil Litigation Concentration and Family Law Program at SUNY Buffalo Law School, 2012
  • Editor in Chief of The Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy, 2011-2012
  • State University of New York, National Association of Women Lawyers Award Recipient, 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Law Clerk to Referee Richard Stebbins, Hennepin County Family Court, 2013–2015
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member, Secretary 2015–2017, Programming Chair 2017–Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Board of Directors and Family Law Clinic Volunteer
  • Author, “Embracing the Strengths and Overcoming the Weaknesses of Child Protection Mediation,” 15 U.C. DAVIS J. JUV. L. & POL’Y 297, 2011
  • Co-Author, “You Say You Want Temporary Relief…,” Family Law Forum, Vol. 23, No. 1, Winter 2014–2015
  • Family Law Institute Planning Committee, 2016–2017



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