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St. Cloud Full-Service Law Firm

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Lynne M. Ridgway
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St. Cloud, MN





Lynne has concentrated her practice in the family law area since 1985. She represents clients in dissolution, custody, parenting time, post-decree, paternity, and child support matters. She has argued numerous cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and she has argued a case before the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Lynne's years of experience enable her to take a holistic approach to a client's case. Analysis of the facts, the law, the family dynamics, and the impact of the proceeding on the family unit are all taken into consideration when representing the client through the court proceeding.

Ms. Ridgway regularly serves as a family law mediator, as well as a Custody/Parenting Time Early Neutral Evaluator and Financial Early Neutral Evaluator.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Early Neutral Evaluations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Mediator
  • Custody/Parenting Time Early Neutral Evaluator and Financial Early Neutral Evaluator

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, 1986


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • “North Star Lawyer”, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Named a Leading Minnesota Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The John E. Simonett Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Stearns/Benton Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts