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Glen A. Norton

Practicing law since 1986, Glen provides compassionate, nonjudgmental family law and Collaborative Divorce legal advice and counsel. Working with his clients in achieving their objectives through the Collaborative Divorce process. Glen understands when his clients say they want an uncontested divorce that they have already been working together in the best interest of their family. He works hard with his clients to achieve a mutually acceptable settlement between the parties as they transform the family relationship.

Having an uncontested divorce or other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process saves the parties undue financial and emotional stress that can come from a litigated proceeding. He focuses on helping his clients make logical sense out of the emotionally charged issues so, they can make informed decisions regarding their particular situation, to help their families make an easier transition in their lifestyles.

"I give my clients the benefit of the training and experience I have so they can make decisions that help everyone move forward."

Glen was raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He was married in 1985 and now lives with his wife in Plymouth. He has two adult children: a son in Medical School and a daughter who graduated from the University of Wisconsin and lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter. In his free time, Glen enjoys spending time boating and fishing with his family, hunting trips with his son, and events with his church community.

Employment History

In 1986, after being admitted to practice law in Minnesota, Mr. Norton began his own solo practice in Wayzata. Later moving to Minnetonka, he began focusing on general civil practice, including family law. He later joined the law firm of Sween, Salazar & Barry as an associate and continued in these practice areas. The W.W. Holes Manufacturing Company subsequently hired him to serve as General Counsel. After one year with the company, he advanced to Vice-president of Customer Relations/General Counsel.

In 1995 Mr. Norton resumed his private practice of law, now focusing on family law, joining Paul Ross, as Ross & Norton PLLP in Chaska, MN. Then in 2002, Mr. Norton joined one of the state’s premier real property law firms, Jensen, Anderson & Sondrall PA in Brooklyn Park, with a practice focused upon family law.

In 2007 he moved his practice out of the firm and into solo practice in Maple Grove to provide client-centered and family-focused legal services.

In 2012 he joined Henningson, Snoxell Ltd. practicing in Maple Grove, and continuing his Family Law focus while adding Mediation services including Social Early Neutral Evaluations and Financial Early Neutral Evaluations.

In October 2014 he moved his practice out of the firm and into solo practice again and is now located in the Carlson Towers in Minnetonka focusing exclusively on Family Law and Collaborative Divorce practice.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar - 1986

  • U.S. District Court - Minnesota - 1986

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eight Circuit - 1986

  • U.S. Supreme Court - 2014

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Bar Association

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

  • Anoka County Bar Association

  • MSBA Domestic Abuse Committee - MSBA Family Law Section - Member

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals - Member

  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota - Member

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals - Member

  • Christian Legal Society of Minnesota - Member

  • Better Business Bureau - "A" Rating

  • AVVO - *"10 - Superb Rating"*

Awards

  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award 10 Best - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

  • 2016 Top 100 Family Lawyer in the State of Minnesota - American Society of Legal Advocates

  • 2015 Top One Percent - National Association of Distinguished Counsel

  • 2015-2017 Top 100 Lawyers - National Advocates

Listed

  • Global Directory of Who's Who: Top Lawyer

  • Empire Who's Who

  • National Registry of Who's Who

  • Manchester Who's Who

  • Kingston's National Registry of Who's Who

  • Strathmore's Who's Who

  • Martindale & Hubbell

Education

  • J.D. - Hamline University School of Law - 1985

  • B.A. - Gustavus Adolphus College - 1981

Fraternities

  • Delta Theta Phi

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