Regarding COVID-19:

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh remains open for business during this Stay at Home period as our work has been deemed essential by Governor Walz. To ensure we can serve our clients and that our staff is safe and healthy we are doing our work remotely. We continue to work on current and new client matters. Minnesota Courts are determining which cases will be heard based on their priority level. If you have an active case and an upcoming hearing date, we will notify you regarding any additional impact the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 may have on your case. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.

Walter G. Bauch

Walter G. Bauch


Walter G. Bauch

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Practice Experience

Walter Bauch (Wally) practices in the areas of family law, personal injury and business law/litigation. Wally also handles appeals in both state and federal courts. He is a family law mediator and a member of the Ramsey County Early Neutral Evaluation panels for both financials issues and custody and parenting time issues. Since 1994, Wally has also served as a Hennepin County Conciliation Court Referee. In 2010, Wally was appointed to the City of Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board and has served as the Board Chair in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2019. Wally provides pro bono legal assistance through Volunteer Lawyers Network in the area of family law.

Personal bio

Wally has also been active in coaching youth hockey, and is a football referee.


  • Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. – 1981
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.S. – 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1990
  • Wisconsin, 1992
  • Michigan, 1981
  • Texas, 1982
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
  • Michigan State Bar Association, Member
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner
  • Hennepin County Conciliation Court Referee since 1994
Walter G. Bauch
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