Victoria Brenner was nominated for this month’s member in the spotlight for her tireless dedication to AFCC-MN. Victoria is entering her fourth year of co-chairing the AFCC-MN Sponsorship Team, along with Shannon Bixby-Pankratz. Every year they have increased the number of sponsors and the amount of money raised to support the AFCC-MN programming. Last year, they raised over $10,000, which allows the chapter to offer scholarships, memberships, and allow students to participate in program at no-cost. Thank you to Shannon and Victoria for all their hard work; they are truly leaders and innovators.
Victoria Brenner is an attorney who practices family law and lawyer’s professional responsibility in the Twin Cities. She is a partner with the St. Paul law firm of Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh. Ms. Brenner is a proud alumna of the first class to graduate from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she was encouraged to practice law in a holistic way and to give back to the bar and the community through professionalism and voluntarism. The mission of the AFCC to help minimize the negative impact of divorce and separation on the parties and their children ties in with Ms. Brenner’s view of family law. Ms. Brenner handles custody, parenting time, child support, orders for protection, alimony, divorce, post-divorce in the wide spectrum of modest to high asset cases. Ms. Brenner serves as Chair to the Minnesota Justice Foundation, as a delegate for the Ramsey County Bar Association to the Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly. She has served on the AFCC-MN Annual Conference Planning and Sponsorship Committees for the past three years. She has written and presented Continuing Legal Education courses on Divorces involving Closely Held Businesses, Spousal Maintenance and Attorney Ethics. Ms. Brenner is also a coach for the Minnesota Youth Ski League.