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Elizabeth HartwellElizabeth Hartwell
Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell
60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
P 612.349.5673
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My clients are often going through some of the most difficult experiences of their lives, and I give them effective tools to move forward. They appreciate that I’m a thoughtful advocate who’s always in their corner.

Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell is a member of the firm’s Family Law & Litigation practice areas. Her practice focuses on all aspects of family law matters, including dissolution, custody and parenting time, post-decree matters, child support, spousal maintenance, complex valuation issues, grandparent/third party custody, domestic abuse and harassment, parental relocation, domestic and international parental abduction, and appeals. Liz practiced family law in New Mexico for 11 years, where she was a shareholder in her former firm. She has frequently worked as a Parenting Consultant and a court-appointed neutral, and is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. A skilled writer and negotiator, Liz enjoys crafting creative solutions and is always prepared to advocate for her clients and their children both in and out of the courtroom.

Related Practices
University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2006, J.D.
  • Editor, Law Journal
St. Olaf College, 1999, B.A., cum laude
State of Minnesota
State of New Mexico
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Firm News
Professional Associations
  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, International & Minnesota Chapters
  • Co-Chair, Education Committee, AFCC-MN
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • U.S. Department of State Attorney Network, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • Volunteer Attorney, The Advocates for Human Rights
  • Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Program
Community Associations
  • President-Elect, University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Board
  • Board of Directors, Cantus
  • Board of Directors, Lutheran Summer Music
  • Chair, Lutheran Summer Music Advisory Council
Seminars & Publications
Awards & Recognition
  • North Star Lawyer, 2018-2020
After Hours

I am a freelance cellist and singer and enjoy reading and yin yoga, but my greatest joy comes from spending time with my husband and our daughter and son, two cats, and a golden retriever.

Elizabeth's Team
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Emily A. Egan Paralegal
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