Helping families make good decisions during difficult times



Susan M. Lach is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC and practices in all areas of family law, including complex divorce, complex property valuation and division, contested child custody matters, spousal maintenance, child support issues, and antenuptial agreements.  Ms. Lach is trained in arbitration, as well as mediation and parenting consulting.  She is a Financial Early Neutral Evaluator for the Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, and Dakota County District Court Early Neutral Evaluation Programs.


Ms. Lach is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is past Minnesota Delegate to the National Board of Governors.  She is past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the AAML and currently sits on its Board of Managers.  Ms. Lach is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She has co-chaired the Family Law Section of the Ramsey County Bar Association as well as the Family Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association, and is past chair of the Family Law Section of the Trial Lawyers of America. Ms. Lach is member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, and serves in its Advisory Committee.  Ms. Lach has been consistently named to the list of the Top 40 Family Law SuperLawyers® in Minnesota by her peers.  She has also been named to the list of Top 100 SuperLawyers® in Minnesota as well as the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Minnesota.  Ms. Lach has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years, as well as in Leading American Attorneys, Who’s Who in American Law, and International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women.  Ms. Lach has lectured on topics related to family law through state and local bar associations in both Minnesota and Colorado as well as nationally for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts,  and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  She also is an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell School of Law, teaching family law.

Current Employment Position


Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

Parenting Consultant

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1993

Colorado, 1976


University of Georgia, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Minnesota, B.A., summa cum laude

Published Works:

  • “Child Support Guidelines: Just the Start of Good Trial Advocacy,” Trial Magazine, June 1992
  • “Prenuptial Agreementsin Legal Briefs,” McMillian, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association - Member

Hennepin County Bar Association - Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers - Member

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow

Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Member

Colorado Lawyers Association - Member

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