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James Todd

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  • J.D./MBA, cum laude, University of St. Thomas
  • B.A., William & Mary University


  • Minnesota

James is a partner practicing with DeWitt’s Family Law practice group in its Minneapolis office. He has experience with a wide variety of family law cases, including the dissolution of complex marital estates, closely held business valuation disputes, spousal maintenance litigation, jurisdictional issues, contested custody disputes, and domestic abuse cases. James has successfully tried and argued cases in Minnesota's district and appellate courts. He is skilled in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and enjoys a high rate of success in both.

James understands the significant personal consequences of his practice, which is why he is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for each of his clients - whether tried in a courtroom or negotiated through mediation. His clients respect his thorough, thoughtful approach to preparing their cases; his straightforward, plain-spoken approach to advising them; and his painstaking, unwavering dedication to producing the highest-quality, best-written work-product possible.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2023 Minnesota Rising Star

Service Area Subspecialties

  • Family Law
    • Appeals
    • Complex Marital Estates
    • Custody
    • Child Support
    • Spousal Maintenance
    • Property Valuations