Sykes Family Law

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It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
Cathleen A. Sykes

Cathleen A. Sykes

Cathleen A. Sykes is the Owner and Founding Attorney of Sykes Family Law. P.A. A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Cathleen spent her time at law school volunteering with low-income families at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, and at the Hennepin County Juvenile and Family Justice Center’s Family Law Clinic and Child Support Workshop. She focused her legal studies on women’s rights and gender equality, helping implement a Law Students for Reproductive Justice student association on campus and instilling William Mitchell as an annual participant in the Williams Institute Sexual Orientation Law Moot Court.

Following graduation, Cathleen worked as the Managing Attorney of Ballou Law Partners, a downtown Minneapolis law firm providing legal representation in the areas of family and immigration law. In the summer of 2012, Sykes Family Law was formed and Cathleen opened her doors to continue providing high caliber legal representation to families and individuals at an affordable cost.

Cathleen is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations. She is a volunteer with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Network, and has been named a 2016 Minnesota Lawyer Up and Coming Attorney and a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Publications: Family Court Services: An Essential Tool to Our Courts. Vol. 81 No. 1 Hennepin Lawyer, January 2012