MINNESOTA CHAPTER

Member in the Spotlight: Susan Gallagher


Susan M. Gallagher is an attorney in private practice, a Registered Nurse, a Qualified Neutral under Minnesota Rule 114, a Parenting Time Expeditor, a Parenting Consultant, and an Early Neutral Evaluator on the Dakota, Scott, Carver and Ramsey County rosters. Susan is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the AFCC. She has been a member of AFCC since 2003 and a member of the AFCC-MN Chapter since 2006. When asked which of the professional organizations in which she’s involved is her favorite, she states that each organization satisfies particular needs, but that she cannot imagine not being involved with AFCC.

Susan values AFCC for its emphasis on education and research. In Susan’s estimation, AFCC advances the practice of law through its integration of the social sciences into the practice, and its ability to effect change both in the law and in the practice of the law. She views AFCC as instrumental in her ability to assist clients in evolving beyond the immediate situation in which they find themselves.

Susan not only receives fulfillment in her membership with AFCC, but provides tremendous energy and dedication to AFCC-MN. Susan is the current Treasurer of AFCC-MN, and has been the co-chair of the Education Committee for the past three years. Susan is a vocal proponent of AFCC for its collegiality and the opportunity membership provides in being a part of the evolutionary change in the practice of family law and the court.

It is for Susan’s commitment and contribution to AFCC-MN that she has been selected our Member in the Spotlight for November.

About Susan

I am so proud to work with and on behalf of AFCC-MN! AFCC-MN consists of members who are dedicated to the preservation and growth of families in their various forms through advanced research and education. The wonderful attorneys, guardians, mental health professionals, evaluators, neutrals and judicial officers that I am lucky enough to work with exemplify the altruistic nature of this organization – that is the giving back to our profession and the families we represent and assist. Thank you for the honor of being a member in the spotlight!

Susan M. Gallagher is a family law attorney and owner of the Gallagher Law Office, L.L.C. Susan has practiced law for the past twenty one years and has several decades of experience as a Registered Nurse. She is a qualified neutral under the Minn. Rule 114 Family Roster. She works as a mediator, evaluator, parenting consultant, parenting time expeditor and court appointed guardian and arbitrator. She serves on the Executive Board for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Minnesota Chapter; is a member of AFCC; is a volunteer attorney with the Hennepin County Volunteer Lawyers Network; is on the Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Advisory Board; is a member of the Hospital Review Board for Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center and a Master level member of the Warren Burger Inn of Court. Susan is a Minnesota Association for Justice Board of Governors Emeritus. Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota and her juris doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.