Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell

Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell

Best &
Flanagan LLP

Minneapolis, MN


  • user-graduate Education University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
  • Experience 15 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Family Law
Family Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Minnesota
    Minnesota Supreme Court

Working hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Elizabeth is an attorney at Best & Flanagan LLP in Minneapolis. Her practice is focused exclusively on family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, post-decree matters, international and domestic parental abduction, and third party custody.Elizabeth serves as a compassionate and fierce advocate for her clients. A skilled writer and negotiator, she enjoys crafting creative solutions and is always prepared to advocate for her clients and their children both in and out of the courtroom.Elizabeth graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College and earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas, where she was an editor of the Law Journal. She is currently the President-Elect of the University of St. Thomas School Alumni Advisory Board.Elizabeth previously practiced family law for over 11 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was a shareholder in her former firm. A member of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, she is a trained parent coordinator and has frequently worked as a Court-appointed neutral. She is experienced at handling parental child abduction cases and is a member of the International Child Abduction Attorney Network. Elizabeth is also trained in collaborative divorce.In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and is a freelance singer and cellist. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of Cantus and Lutheran Summer Music.

Professional Experience

  • Attorney
    Best & Flanagan LLP
    2020 - Current

Professional Associations

  • AAML Divorce Camp
    Planning Committee
    2020 - Current


  • University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
    J.D. (2006) | Law
    2003 - 2006


  • Certified Family Law Specialist
    New Mexico Supreme Court


  • “Non-Abatement”—Chapter 11 of the New Mexico Family Law Manual: Topics in Family Law for the New Mexico Judiciary
    New Mexico Judicial Education Center Institute of Public Law

Speaking Engagements

  • Death and Dissolution: Oldham, The Probate Code, and Beyond