Kathy K. Hart

Ms. Kathy K. Hart was born in Cuba, Illinois, which is a small rural community located in central Illinois where she also graduated from high school. Ms. Hart received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to enrolling in law school, Ms. Hart gained professional and life experiences during her four years' employment as a legislative aide at the Minnesota Senate. She later worked for West Publishing Corp. in Eagan, Minnesota (now known as Thomson Reuters) in government relations and corporate communications.

Ms. Hart received her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law and was admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota in 2000. She was admitted to practice before the United States District Court in 2005. She has also successfully represented a client at the Minnesota Court of Appeals which resulted in a published case, Frank-Bretwisch v. Ryan, 741 N.W.2d 910 (Minn. App. 2007).

Ms. Hart is an experienced litigator, but believes that individuals, not courts and judges, are in the best position to decide what is in their family’s best interests. Ms. Hart strives to efficiently resolve disputes through cost-effective, creative avenues. When in the client’s best interest, she encourages her clients to resolve disputed issues through mediation. Ms. Hart is also a trained mediator (Minnesota Supreme Court, Rule 114 Qualified Neutral).

Ms. Hart has represented clients throughout Minnesota, from Two Harbors to Canby to Albert Lea, as well as extensively throughout the Twin Cities metro area. She resides in the St. Croix Valley.

Attorney Hart offers her clients a broad, in-depth range of experience. She focuses her practice in the following areas of family law, including, but not limited to:

Practice areas

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Third party custody
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Parenting time
  • Paternity
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Antenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Domestic abuse
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Property and asset division
  • Appellate matters

Bar admissions

  • Minnesota, 2000
  • United States District Court, 2005


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2000

Professional associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Washington County Bar Association