Dorothy Gause


This month AFCC-MN is proud to highlight Dorothy Gause as our member in the spotlight. Dorothy has served on the AFCC MN Board of Directors and the AFCC MN Membership Committee as Chair. She has been very active in promoting AFCC, chapter events and membership in the metro areas as well as in Greater Minnesota.

Half of Dorothy’s practice is in providing custody and parenting time evaluations and serving as a parenting consultant.  She also serves as court-appointed counsel in Washington County, providing service to those who cannot afford representation in child protection proceedings.

She is devoted to her clients and finds her work rewarding in many ways.

Thank you, Dorothy!

About Dorothy

Dorothy Gause is an attorney in private practice in Stillwater providing custody evaluations and parenting consultant services.  Dorothy also represents parents in child protection proceedings in Washington County.  Dorothy served on the Board of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Minnesota Chapter from 2012-2014.  Additionally, she chaired the Membership Committee and was involved in the Annual Planning Conference Committee.

Dorothy graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003.  She clerked for the Honorable Judge Susan R. Miles in Washington County until 2005.  Dorothy served in the juvenile division of the 10th Judicial District Public Defender’s office from 2005-2006.  Additionally, Dorothy practiced family law as an associate attorney with de Beer & Associates, P.A. from 2006-2007.

Dorothy is presently enrolled in St. Mary’s University of Minnesota on a part-time basis seeking her master’s degree in Human Development.  Dorothy loves to cook, travel and spend time with her children, not necessarily in that order.