Attorney Profile

Brian L. Sobol

Brian Sobol

McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered
800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 2600
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Minneapolis

Minnesota (MN)

612-338-2525
612-339-2386

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Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2009, 2011 - 2014

Historical data is only available from 2003
Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 years

Practice Areas

Family Law

International

Appellate

Profile

Brian L. Sobol is a shareholder with McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered, which is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He focuses his practice on family law, handling matters such as divorce, custody and spousal maintenance for clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. Mr. Sobol has experience with both domestic and international custody cases and matters involving high net worth estates. He is a skilled litigator with experience in appellate matters, has experience working as a mediator and has conducted neutral financial evaluations in some cases.

Mr. Sobol graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in child psychology, and he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society as an undergraduate. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1979 and has been admitted to practice in Minnesota since 1982. Mr. Sobol is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Outside of the office, Mr. Sobol maintains memberships in a variety of professional organizations, including the American, Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and served as the administrative vice president of the organization's Minnesota chapter from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Sobol is also a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. From 2002 to 2010, he served on the board of directors of Cornerstone, an advocacy service. Mr. Sobol has also given lectures on a number of topics with a focus on domestic law and is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards


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Websitewww.mcgrannshea.com

Certifications and Credentials

About Brian Sobol

Law School: University of Minnesota Law School

Admitted: 1982, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: www.mcgrannshea.com/brian-sobol.htm

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (U.S. Chapter), 2012 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trained Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Governors, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1996 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2002 - 2003
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1982 - Present
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1985 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 1984
  • Minnesota, 1982

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Cornerstone Advocacy Service, 2002 - 2010

Representative Clients:

  • In re Marriage of Jodsaas v. Jodsaas Not Reported in N.W.2d, 2009 WL 3735860, Minn. App., 2009
  • Tournier v. Tournier Not Reported in N.W.2d, 2002 WL 2004645, Minn. App., 2002
  • Liebscher v. Liebscher Not Reported in N.W.2d, 1998 WL 268087, Minn. App., 1998
  • Maeder v. Maeder 480 N.W.2d 677, Minn.App.,1992
  • Burkstrand v. Burkstrand, 632 N.W.2d 206, Minn., 2001
  • Bury v. Bury, 416 N.W.2d 133, Minn. App., 1987
  • Nelson v. Nelson, 411 N.W.2d 868, Minn. App. 1987
  • Nemitz v. Nemitz. 376 N.W.2d 243, Minn. App., 1985
  • Duffey v. Duffey, 416 N.W.2d 830, Minn. App., 1987

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, B.A. in Child Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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