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Suzanne E. Grandchamp is a seasoned family law attorney with a boutique practice serving both traditional and non-traditional families in Wayzata, Minnesota. She is also a skilled national presenter for Thomson Reuters on legal topics related to divorce and law practice management and is the author of Marriages End. Families Don’t. Divorce Wisely. The essential handbook for navigating the process of divorce.
Suzanne’s personal mission is to successfully lead clients through one of life’s most challenging transitions – divorce – with compassion, comprehensive education, effective, practical legal advice, and assertive representation.
Suzanne is a graduate of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the University of Minnesota. She is admitted to practice before the State of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Suzanne has been recognized as both a “Super Lawyer” and as one of the “Top Women Attorneys” in the state of Minnesota. In addition to being an attorney, Suzanne is also a licensed commercial pilot and retired flight instructor, who worked previously as a corporate pilot.
Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys hiking with her dog, riding horseback, laughing at her own jokes, teaching others about the Tarot, and donating her services as a Reiki Master.
Focusing her practice on family law matters, Callea appreciates the uniquely personal nature of
each client’s situation. She knows each case requires specialized attention and she is fiercely
committed to advising her clients through what is often a very difficult time. Callea takes this
responsibility to heart, and her practical yet affable nature makes her an ideally suited advocate.
Callea is a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, Minnesota State Bar Association Family
Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association, Team Women, and volunteers with We Can
Ride, a therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with special needs.
While pursuing her law degree, Callea volunteered with the William Mitchell Family Law Self-
Help Clinic, where she helped individuals navigate the pro se divorce process. She also spent a
semester as an extern with a seasoned family law practitioner, which gave enabled her to glean
insight to the practice outside of the educational setting.
Before law school, Callea graduated cum laude as an Antonian Scholar from St. Catherine
University, where she earned a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. During her
time at St. Kate’s, she was selected for an internship in Governor Dayton’s Communications
Department, and volunteered with MN Voters for Animal Protection.
Callea lives in the West Metro area and during her spare time she enjoys the gym, cooking,
summers on the lake, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and her pets, Mia and
Shelley joined our firm in April 2006 as a paralegal specializing in the area of family law. Having worked in this area of law for more than 25 years, she brings a wealth of experience with her.
Shelley assists with the creation and completion of various legal and court documents, and assists with various aspects of the family law process, including such things as preparation of various pleadings and responses, proposed and final agreements, discovery, and all pretrial and trial documents. In addition, Shelley assists individual clients with the creation of budgets and affidavits, and provides our clients, and the firm, with exceptional organization skills and attention to detail.
Shelley graduated from Alexandria Technical College with an Associates Degree in Legal Secretary & Office Management. While working as a legal secretary in the family law and personal injury/workers compensation fields, she obtained another Associates Degree from Inver Hills Community College in the Legal Assistant Program. Shelley has been a member of the Minnesota Paralegal Association, where she served on the annual meeting planning committee. Outside of the office, Shelley enjoys reading, boating, gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.