- About Us
- Family Law
- Estate Planning
Each of us started in a family. Our lives have been shaped, molded or guided by the families we have been and are a part of. We have more than one family; we start them all of the time. Blood relatives, romantic relationships, friendships, sports teams, employees, coworkers, and partners – these are just a handful of examples of what a family can be.
Family is emotion. Strengths are reinforced; vulnerabilities are protected; losses are comforted; and, victories are celebrated. Our families share our feelings and experiences.
Family is fluid. What a family is or will be is constantly evolving. These changes may be anticipated or unexpected; temporary or permanent; treasured or tormented. Family is many different things to many different people.
Family is what it is all about. It is what we are all about. Our firm advises, counsels and represents Minnesota and Wisconsin families on all legal issues affecting them. Family law issues have been our focus for five years and counting; they are the heart and soul of our law practice.
Benjamin Kaasa started Benjamin Kaasa Law Office, PLLC in April 2011. The idea for a family-oriented law firm originated from three distinct areas of Ben’s life. First, he drew from his experiences in his relationships as a husband and a father, Second, he drew from his experience as an ice hockey official. Third, and finally, he relied upon his experience as a law clerk to a district court judge for over four years. Each of these roles placed him squarely in the middle of a different type of family.
The firm initially started without an office in April 2011. Ben took the time to meet with people at locations of their choice while working out of his home. However, in July 2011 the business found its way to the Technology Village in downtown, Duluth, Minnesota. For nine months the firm made its home in Suite 276 of the Technology before it moved to Suite 553 in late March 2012. The business has remained in Suite 553 at 11 East Superior Street since that time.
When Benjamin Kaasa Law Office, PLLC opened in 2011 Ben was licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Ben then expanded his geographical practice area to include the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in December 2012. Finally, he joined the State Bar of Wisconsin in March 2015.
The firm has consistently maintained an administrative assistant or paralegal since September 2014 to assist Ben with the day to day operations of the firm.
Ben graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in May 2006. He then moved to International Falls, Minnesota where Ben served as a law clerk for a Ninth Judicial District primarily in Lake of the Woods and Koochiching counties from July 2006 until October 2010.
In October 2010 Ben moved to Duluth, Minnesota to practice with a small firm. However, after less than six months with the small firm, he decided that it was time to open his own practice. He opened his office in April 2011. The firm has been open for three and a half years while primarily focusing on family law issues, estate planning and consumer bankruptcy. The firm will also handle legal matters of interest outside of their three listed areas.
When he is not assisting clients or running his practice Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and two Shiba Inu pups. He has been officiating amateur ice hockey games for over twenty years. Ben currently officiates amateur hockey games at the youth, high school, college club and amateur adult levels in addition to serving as President of the Northeast Hockey Officials Association.
Benjamin Kaasa – Attorney
Misty Hultquist – Administrative Assistant / Paralegal
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Our clients have been spread out across the United States. We have even helped a few of our northern neighbors from Canada. We hope to expand our client base to encompass Earth. But regardless of where our clients may come from we represent their interests in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
We are authorized to practice law in the following courts:
While we make regular appearances in the Sixth and Ninth Judicial District Courts of Minnesota plus Douglas County Circuit Court in Wisconsin, we have appeared previously appeared for our clients in the following counties:
Minnesota: Saint Louis, Carlton, Lake, Koochiching, Itasca, Beltrami, Stearns, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Aitkin
Wisconsin: Douglas, Sawyer
Our presence and influence in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin is growing. Our attorney(s) have been licensed in Minnesota since November 2009 and Wisconsin since March 2015. Licensure in the federal courts for the District of Minnesota and Western District of Wisconsin were received in November 2010 and December 2012, respectively.