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Alexandra Connell is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC. Alexandra is a zealous advocate for her clients in all areas of family law, including but not limited to high asset, complex, and simple divorce, post-divorce, custody, LGBTQIA+ related issues, Collaborative Law, and domestic abuse cases. Alexandra is also a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and provides services as a mediator and evaluator assisting clients and attorneys toward amicable resolutions. Alexandra brings proven experience to the firm of Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell from her years of serving as a law clerk to two judges in Hennepin County District Court and as a practicing attorney at a boutique family law firm in Minneapolis that focused on complex divorce cases. Her first-hand knowledge of the court system and the needs of families in transition enable her to work efficiently and compassionately on behalf of those she serves.
Alexandra has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and was named a top attorney 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and has been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America for 2021 and 2022. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Alexandra’s leadership and community involvement have prepared her well to meet the broader needs of her client base. She is the former chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association Family Law Committee and is the current co-chair of the Cardozo Society Programming Committee and has planned numerous continuing education events for the legal community. In addition, Alexandra is a board member of the Cardozo Society Steering Committee, and she has served as a board member for Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS). Alexandra is involved in the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, working on family law issues as they affect the needs of families.
Alexandra’s passion for advocacy and helping families transition through difficult times with dignity fuels her work and positions her as a leader within the field of family law.
Current Employment Position:
- Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
- Minnesota, 2013
- William Mitchell College of Law, J.D
- University of Minnesota, B.A
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Cardozo Society Steering Committee, Member
- Cardozo Society Programming Committee, Co-Chair
- Hennepin County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Former Chair
- Ramsey County Judge’s Dinner Committee, Member
- Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
- Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
- Family Law League, Member
- Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, Member
- 4th District Ethics Committee, Investigator (2017-2022)
- Collaborative Law Institute of MN, Member
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
Honors and Awards:
- Named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list of Rising Star Attorneys 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, 2022
- Recipient of the Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 for Excellence in Family Law by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), 2018
- Lecturer, Minnesota CLE Advanced Family Law Seminar, Minneapolis, MN (December 2020): “Tips for Making Your First (or Next) Hearing a Virtual Success,” co-lecturers, Thomas W. Tuft and Referee James Street.
- Lecturer, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN (February 2021): “Basic Financial Concepts in Divorce and How to Use Financial Experts as a New Attorney or Clerk,” co-lecturer, Bret Van Norman, CPA.
- Lecturer, Family Law Institute, Saint Paul, MN (March 2021): “Tips for Making Your First (or Next) Hearing a Virtual Success,” co-lecturers, Thomas W. Tuft and Referee James Street.
- High Conflict, Childhood Trauma, and the Dilemma of a Family Law Practitioner, Hennepin Lawyer, March/April, 2018
- Success by Association: The Importance of Bar Membership, Hennepin Lawyer, September/October, 2016, co-author Shaina Praska
- Great Bites, in Brief, Hennepin Lawyer, March/April, 2016