Kyle T. Wermerskirchen, Attorney and Mediator

Attorney Kyle T. Wermerskirchen brings to family law a broad-based background and wide perspective that helps him understand people from all walks of life. He has argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court, litigated jury trials in federal and state court, and appeared in over 25 counties across Minnesota.

“In family law, I can help individuals in distress, and can have a helpful, direct, and immediate impact,” says Kyle. “I have a broad perspective when meeting new people. One of the things I love about family law is that I get to help real people deal with very real, very significant issues in their lives.”

Kyle believes the first priority in any family law matter is to get to know the client and to understand the client’s unique situation and needs. He says, “I believe communication is the key to successful outcomes in cases. I begin my free consultations with a simple question: What do you want to achieve in this case?” I need to know my client’s expectations, and to give them a realistic assessment of outcomes. I also want each client to know what the timeline of the case will be, and the most efficient options for resolving the case.

Once mechanisms are in place that allow the client to continue functioning, he gets to work preparing his case.

“I gather the information necessary to advance the case to trial, with the hope that the case may settle,” says Kyle. “I practice cooperatively to the extent possible — I don’t want to create an unnecessary conflict.  But I approach each case as if it were going to trial. My experience has been that this approach actually promotes settlement.”

Kyle Wermerskirchen represents clients in divorce and legal separations, custody and paternity cases, orders for protection, parenting plan modifications, child support modifications, QDROs, contempt proceedings, and enforcement actions on post decree property issues.

Kyle and his wife enjoy the considerable job of managing their two children, who are active with school, activities, and general tomfoolery. When he gets the chance, he likes to explore new restaurants or get outdoors — but mostly ends up chasing his youngsters or tending to his energetic yellow lab.

Areas of Practice

Family Law
Domestic Abuse
Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

State of Minnesota
United States District Court, District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean’s List
Law Journal: Minnesota Journal of Global Trade

College of St. Scholastica, Duluth MN, B.A. Communication with Minors in Russian and Philosophy
Honors: Graduated with Highest Honors, Honors College Graduate, Dean’s List

Professional Associations

President, Cooperative Practice Institute of Minnesota

Monthly Presenter, Second Saturday of Minnesota Divorce Workshop

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Hennepin County Unbundled Legal Services Program
Cooperative Practice Institute of Minnesota