Cheryl M. Prince



Cheryl M. Prince is one of Hanft Fride’s top family law lawyers, practicing exclusively in family law and mediation. She has over 30 years of experience working with clients to address the full range of issues involved with divorce, adoption, paternity and prenuptial agreements. She has handled cases involving both simple and complex property division, business valuation, maintenance and custody matters.

Prince is a Qualified Rule 114 Neutral serving on both the civil and family law mediation and arbitration rosters. She serves as one of a select group of attorneys acting as mediators for the Minnesota Court of Appeals family court mediation project. She has served as a neutral in a wide range of disputes including family, personal injury and employment discrimination.

Prince has been recognized by her peers as a “Super Lawyer” each year since 2006 and has been listed in Best Lawyers of America, each year since 2013.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, River Falls – with honors
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin, Madison – cum laude


Minnesota State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
US Federal District Court Minnesota
US Federal District Court Western District Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Minnesota Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility – former vice-chair
Minnesota Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners – member
Minnesota Supreme Court Client Security Board – member
Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section – member, former chair
11th District Bar Association – former president
11th District Bar Association Ethics Committee – former chair
American Academy of Matrimonial Law – member
Douglas County Bar Association
Minnesota Court of Appeals Mediator
Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 Neutral (mediator, arbitrator, social early neutral evaluator, financial early neutral evaluator)

Community Activities:

Community Action Duluth – former board member
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce – former board member
Duluth Area YMCA – former board member
Goodwill Industries – former board member
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education – former board member, frequent lecturer
Salvation Army – former board member
Volunteer Attorney Program –former board member, recipient of Volunteer of the Year Award

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