Theresa A. Capistrant
Theresa (Traci) A. Capistrant focuses her practice on Family Law. Raised in North Saint Paul, Minnesota, Traci graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1985. She attended William Mitchell College of Law and graduated, cum laude, in 1988.
Traci began her legal career as an attorney with the Oppenheimer, Wolff and Donnelly Law Firm. During her two-plus years with that firm, her areas of practice included insurance coverage, employment law, and products liability, all from the corporate perspective. Transitioning her focus to Family Law, Traci joined the law firm Peterson, Fishman and Livgard, P.A in 1991. Two years later, she became a partner. In the following years, Family Law became the bulk of Traci’s work. In January, 2001 Traci launched Capistrant and Associates now known as Capistrant Law, P.A.
During her legal career, Traci has handled everything from simple, straightforward divorces, to complex custody and financial litigation in cases involving custody, paternity, dissolution, post decree enforcement, child support enforcement/modification, parenting time and custody disputes and a myriad of other issues that arise in a family situation. Traci has resolved cases through both settlement and the formal trial process.
Traci is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral (mediator), is a Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE), and is a founding member and past board member of the Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota. This training allows her to assist clients in resolving their disputes in less adversarial ways. Traci has mediated complex custody and parenting time cases independently and through the Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation program. The SENE process can help families to avoid the need, expense and emotional drain of a full custody or parenting time evaluation. Traci has been listed as a member of the Anoka, Ramsey, and Washington County SENE rosters, so she can provide this service through either of those counties or independently.
Traci has been named a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics from 2002 to the present, and earned Top 100 Women Super Lawyer honors in 2005, 2006 and again in 2009. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota Women Lawyers, the Cooperative Practice Network, and does pro bono work through the Volunteer Lawyers Network.
Theresa A. Capistrant, Founder and Partner Family Law