Attorney Profile

I am mediator and arbitrator Mike Black, and I have been working in family law since 1978. For more than 35 years, I have watched the function of a divorce attorney shift and change. Now, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), in the forms of mediation and arbitration, is much more common. These are effective processes to settle a divorce efficiently, affordably and in a manner that best suits each family's specific needs.

Since 2015, I have limited my practice to only providing mediation and other ADR services. Over the past 20 years I have assisted nearly 1,000 couples in mediation and ADR, most of whom are referred to me by other attorneys.

I donate time to Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services. I have been selected for inclusion in the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers in family law and mediation every year since 2006, and I have been AV Preeminent peer review-rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. I was also selected by my peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in family law. In 2016, the Ramsey County Bar Association honored me with the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award.

To learn more about me and the work I have done, follow the link below.

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I believe it is important to be transparent about my fees. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me. A short phone conversation will typically answer many of your questions. Call my St. Paul office at 651-222-2587.

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark 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.