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Greg Solum

Attorney Greg Solum grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has had an office in Edina, Minnesota for over 25 years. He has extensive trial and appellate experience and has taught appellate advocacy at the University of Minnesota Law School since 1991.

In addition, in such emotionally charged areas as Probate, Estates and Trusts, Elder Law and Family Law, he has helped clients resolve disputes inexpensively and quickly by using alternatives to litigation.

He has been a qualified civil and family mediator for over 10 years and a member of the Collaborative Law Institute since 2003. Unlike litigation (in which the important decisions are imposed by the court), dispositions reached by the parties and their attorneys through mediation, negotiation and collaboration often result in fair and sensible agreements.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota (1980)
  • Federal (1981)
  • United States Supreme Court (1996)


  • University of Minnesota (B.A., 1969)
  • William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1980)


  • “Maintenance Amendment”, Minn. Trial Lawyer (Sept 1985)
  • “Minnesota Psychopathic Personality Statue and Substantive Due Process”, Hennepin Lawyer (Nov-Dec 1994)
  • “Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings: A New Approach”, Bench and Bar of Minnesota (Aug 2003)
  • Contributor, Minnesota Consumer Guidebook to Law and Leading Attorneys (American Research Corporation, 1994)

Professional Associations:

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Mensa Ltd.
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Collaborative Law Institute
  • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Additional Professional Experience:

  • Instructor at University of Minnesota Law School (1991-2009)
  • State of Minnesota, Neutral ADR Roster since 1994 (including family mediation)
  • Hennepin County District Court Administration (Arbitrator/Mediator)
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure

Reported Cases:

Arden Properties v. Anderson, 473 N.W.2d 924 (Minn. App. 1991); In re: Duvick, 497 N.W.2d 311 (Minn. App. 1993); Hince v. Okeefe, 632 N.W.2d 577 (Minn. 2001); In re: May, 477 N.W.2d 913 (Minn. App. 1991); In the Matter of Miner, 411 N.W.2d 525 (Minn. App. 1987); In the Matter of Miner, 424 N.W.2d 810 (Minn. App. 1988); review denied; In the Matter of Robb, 622 N.W.2d 564 (Minn. App. 2001), review denied; Security Pacific Finance Corp. v. Grove, 73 B.R. 590 (D. Minn. 1987).