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Ben Gisselman

Ben Gisselman
Ben has been practicing law since 2004. After graduating from Hamline University School of law, Ben worked as a law clerk in Minnesota’s 10th judicial district to the Honorable Michael J. Roith. Since then, Ben has handled hundreds of cases for a variety of clients while working for several small law firms and now in his own practice, and also as counsel for Villaume & Schiek. Ben also runs a hospitality industry liability training business which involves the training of hundreds of Minnesota bars and restaurants each year.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2001


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

Juris Doctorate – 2001

Honors: Dean’s List

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

B.S. – 1998

Personal and Professional Associations

Ben lives in South Minneapolis with his wife Deirdre and their daughter, Murphy. He formerly served as a public official on Minneapolis’ City Planning Commission which oversees commercial development in the City of Minneapolis, and he is a member of the following organizations:

  • Hennepin County Advisory Board, Board Member 2004-Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, Board Member 2008-2010
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Volunteer Attorney, 2009-Present
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Volunteer Attorney, 2010-Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member 2006-Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member 2006-Present
  • Big Sandy Lake Association, Board Member 2012-Present
  • Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Member 2006-present
  • Edina Chamber of Commerce, Member 2006-present
  • 2016 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Executive Board
  • Involved in various local and national political and judicial election campaigns, 2004-Present

In his free time, Ben enjoys running, paddle boarding and fishing-just about anything on water, cross country skiing, and working in the garage.