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.

Victoria A. Elsmore

Victoria A. Elsmore

Victoria Elsmore

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Biography

Victoria Elsmore knows that practicing in family law means getting personal. Nothing is more personal than our children, our homes, or our hopes for the future. She is committed to empowering families through difficult processes. Victoria is a strong advocate who can assist you to achieve your goals. She handles divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, orders for protection and harassment restraining orders, spousal maintenance, as well as issues that occur post-divorce. Although resolving these issues outside of Court is often best for families, Victoria also has significant trial experience. She will be a strong advocate in or out of the courtroom.

She has presented continuing legal education courses to other family law attorneys on the issues of child support, contempt proceedings, use of police in family law cases, children's extracurricular activities in custody disputes, representing low-income clients through divorce and others. She authored the Chapter on Contempt in the Minnestoa CLE Divorce Practice Deskbook, which is used by other family law practitioners.

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2010
Pro-Bono Activities
  • Ramsey County Limited Scope Legal Services Program – Volunteer Attorney
  • Hennepin County Limited Scope Legal Services Program – Volunteer Attorney
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services – Volunteer Attorney

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow in Minnesota Chapter, MN Divorce Camp planning committee
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, RCBA Board Member for Minnesota Women Lawyers, Chair of the RCBA Judge’s Dinner Committee
  • Family Law League, Past Board Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – Minnesota Chapter