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200 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, #400
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Jason C. Brown Shareholder

Jason has represented a wide variety of family law clients over the last 20 years, including teachers, homemakers, union construction workers, doctors, truck drivers, accountants, business owners, engineers, lawyers, mortgage brokers and Fortune 500 executives. Many of his cases have involved complex custody disputes, alimony claims, and high net worth individuals, including several divorces in which the value of the marital estate exceeded ten million dollars. Every client, no matter their background, is important to Jason.

Jason routinely provides mediation services for family court litigants. Early in his career, Jason served as law clerk to the Honorable Timothy R. Bloomquist, retired Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. In his spare time, he likes to collect, play and build guitars and spend time with his family in the north woods of Wisconsin.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Post-Decree Modification
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Mediation
  • Minnesota, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2002
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2000, cum laude
  • William Mitchell Law Review: Staff Member (1998-1999); Associate Editor (1999-2000)
  • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court: Team Member (1998-1999); Team Coach (1999-2000)
  • B.S., Communication Studies, Mankato State University, 1997, magna cum laude
  • Minnesota Family Law Super Lawyer: (2015, 2016, 2020, 2021)
  • Family Law Chair, Minnesota Association for Justice (2006)
  • Planning Committee Member, Minnesota Family Law Institute (2017-2018)
  • Court-Appointed Family Law Early Neutral Evaluator, Anoka, Hennepin, Sherburne and Wright County (2015-2021)
  • Family Law Blog Recognized as a “Top 25” by the Minnesota State Bar Association (2011)
  • Hennepin County Guardianship Mediation Pilot Project Member (2018-2020)
  • Representation of mother in divorce involving allegations of sexual misconduct upon the parties’ infant child by father. Six-day trial with numerous forensic and psychological experts.
  • Representation of wife in divorce involving complex financial issues relating to the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement, spousal maintenance and business ownership interests. Six-day trial with numerous finance and contract law experts.
  • Representation of wife seeking to quash husband’s non-marital claims in assets of significant value, including a multimillion-dollar home, luxury automobiles and a twin prop aircraft. Success following trial.
  • Representation of father seeking to modify legal custody, physical custody, parenting time and child support as a result of mother’s psychiatric disorder and ongoing use of illicit substances. Relief granted after prolonged litigation, including appeal.
  • Representation of a father seeking to migrate the terms of a legal separation decree into a divorce decree through summary judgment. Motion granted.
  • Representation of ex-wife of well-known musician in maintaining receipt of alimony payments in light of artist’s ongoing recording royalties.
  • Representation of wife in a legal separation proceeding involving millions of dollars in non-marital interests in her favor. Matter resolved by settlement agreement with all claims recognized.
  • Representation of husband seeking to avoid support arrears by demonstrating his marriage was void as a matter of law. Success following investigation proving wife was still married at time of “marriage” to husband.
  • Representation of wife seeking accurate valuation of husband’s business interests. Husband’s experts suggested minimal value. Recovered millions for wife.
  • Representation of mother seeking to discredit custody evaluator at trial. Final order favored mother after retaining our own expert to critique work of evaluator.
  • Representation of children seeking a harassment restraining order against their father until they reached 18 years of age. Order entered following trial.
  • Representation of grandparents in Minnesota’s first four-parent adoption.
  • Representation of partners in well-known Minneapolis law firm in drafting and executing postnuptial agreements concerning recreational property purchase.   
  • Representation of spouse in Minnesota’s first same-sex divorce.

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  • I am very pleased with the professionalism of Barna, Guzy and Steffen. They helped me settle an employment issue and were very prompt and competitive. I strongly recommend them if you are looking for professional, honesty and friendly service. And their staff is awesome!

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  • I have the utmost respect for Elizabeth Schading, Esq (Liz). Liz did a wonderful job working with me and is extremely competent, very knowledgeable in her field and she is very nice. Liz is one of the best attorneys I have ever met and is at the top of my most 'admired person' list. I have enjoyed our discussions, where her advice will ultimately make me a better person.

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  • Divorce is not easy and a custody battle is the worst, I have had the opportunity to work with Lindsay Fischbach and she has been such an amazing help! I can't wait for this all to be over ,but she has helped me tremendously with the ongoing Battle, she is always willing to help even if she is out of the office, checks her emails on the weekend and responds in a timely…

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