Meet Attorney Barbara J. Gislason
A true Renaissance attorney, Barbara J. Gislason has a diverse range of talents and interests, and she is considered a pioneer in several legal areas. She excels in all areas in which she practices and enjoys a strong track record of success. A trusted advocate for her clients, Barbara is committed to achieving optimal results in every case. Known for being both a skilled negotiator and tenacious litigator, Barbara does not shy away from the courtroom when her clients’ best interests are most effectively pursued at trial.
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Awards And Recognition
Barbara has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She was also chosen by Mpls St. Paul Magazine as one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota. Additionally, Barbara was included on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, a distinction enjoyed by only 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
Her pioneering contributions to the field of animal law were acknowledged in the New York Times, and Barbara has been featured in the ABA Journal, Minnesota Law & Politics, Maddie’s Fund Newsletter, and the book Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster. Dr. Phil McGraw called her “the top animal advocate in the country” on the Dr. Phil Show. She has also been a guest lecturer at both Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School.
Barbara wrote a book entitled Pet Law and Custody: Establishing a Worthy and Equitable Jurisprudence for the Evolving Family for the American Bar Association Section of Family Law. She was also the recipient of the Monique Raynaud-Contamine Award for best scientific paper for the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).
Her personal interests include animals, neuroscience, Shakespeare book club, kickboxing, tai chi, and international travel to Algeria, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Galapagos, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, South Africa, and Thailand.