Taylor KasterAttorney, Associate

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“Whether it’s the formation or dissolution of a family, I am mindful that this is your life. I respect that each case is unique and every family has different dynamics. I want to understand your story, so I can be the best advocate for you.”

As a client you can rely on me to be mindful of your needs, listen carefully to understand your goals, handle your case diligently and effectively, and advocate for your best interests.

I represent clients on the full spectrum of family law issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child support
  • Custody and parenting time
  • Complex property division
  • Post-decree disputes

I bring four years of family law clerk experience with the following judges, law firms, and nonprofit organizations:

  • Referee Patricia A. Moses, Fourth Judicial District Court, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Honorable Thomas S. Fraser, Fourth Judicial District Court, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Honorable Edward T. Wahl, Fourth Judicial District Court, Minneapolis, MN
  • The law firm of Beermann, Pritikin, Mirabelli, Swerdlove LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Domestic Violence Clinic, Chicago, IL
  • The Honorable Helaine L. Berger, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Family law encompasses the problems that can arise in the relationships between people. I am here to counsel you with respect and empathy, and to lessen your worry during a chaotic time. I am driven to achieve the best results possible, while keeping things amicable for all parties involved.


Mary Petersen
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  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, 2016 (Dean’s List)
  • B.A., cum laude, Political Science and Spanish, DePaul University, Chicago, 2013
  • Study Abroad Pre-Law Program, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, January–April 2012
  • Minnesota
  • North Star Lawyer, Honored by Minnesota State Bar Association for commitment to pro bono service, 2018
  • President, Child and Family Law Society, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Volunteer, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2010–Present



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