Linda M. Ojala

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • 1979 State of Minnesota
  • 1976 State of Michigan (inactive)

EDUCATION

  • 1976 Graduate of the University of Michigan Law School
  • 1973 Graduate of the University of Minnesota, East Asian History, Honors College

AFFILIATIONS

  • Collaborative Law Institute
  • IACP, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

EXPERIENCE

  • Over twenty-five years of courtroom experience in Minnesota Divorce Courts
  • Past Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law & Hamline University School of Law
  • Practicing Collaborative Law since 1993

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Named to the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer List annually 1999 – 2016
  • Named one of the top 100 women attorneys in Minnesota in 2005 (Minnesota Law & Politics)
  • Financial Early Neutral Evaluator, Hennepin County Family Court
  • Mediator – Qualified ADR Rule 114 Neutral

Linda Ojala’s work in Collaborative Law was featured in the July 17, 2002 issue of the Wall Street Journal in an article entitled: “Splintering Couples Are Trying Collaborative Divorce Process.” The results of Linda Ojala’s work were described in the article: “It took D.A. (wife) and T.A. (husband) just 10 hours to end their 15 year marriage, resolving everything from child custody to finances in three calm meetings.” D.A. commented on how she was impressed with the collaborative process: “the lawyers work with your emotions rather than manipulate them.”