Ann Tessneer

Ann Tessneer is an accomplished litigator and strong advocate in family matters.  She has effectively represented clients in negotiating favorable settlements in mediation, early neutral evaluation and other ADR venues, and also provides competent, aggressive representation in the courtroom.  She is skilled at providing practical legal advice in the areas of estate planning. With the growth of the aging population Ms. Tessneer has taken a special interest in the area of elder law and has extensive experience helping families with long term care planning and navigating the complex area of probate law.



Juris Doctorate at William Mitchell College of Law, 1996 graduate

Primary Practice Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, Grandparent Rights, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Domestic Violence, Property Settlement, Mediation, Prenuptial Agreements, Appeals

Business: Business Acquisition, Contracts, Leases, Closely-held Corporations, LLCs, Business Dissolution

Estate Planning: Wills, Power of Attorney Designations, Health Care Directives, Trusts

Probate: Guardianship, Conservatorship, Formal, Informal and Summary Probate Proceedings

Bar Admissions; Professional Credentials

  • Member of Minnesota Bar, 1996

  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1998

  • Founding attorney of Tessneer Law Office, established 1999

  • Past President of the Minnesota Bar Association, 18th District, 2001

  • Past Chairperson 18th District Ethics Committee

  • Volunteer Attorney of Year Award by Board of Professional Responsibility