Attorneys Katy Graves and Melissa Nilsson Named Twin Cities Business 2022 Notable Women in Law

February 21, 2022

Twin Cities Business 29 Notable Women in Law are exemplary professionals who handle complex transactions and use their expertise to guide a variety of clients through obstacles. They also are instrumental in serving as mentors, doing pro bono work that addresses social and economic causes, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Katy Graves has been a respected family law attorney for the past 30 years, representing clients in a variety of family law matters such as alternative dispute resolution, child support, custody, domestic abuse matters, complex property valuation, and spousal maintenance disputes. Graves is known to expertly guide and represent clients during processes of transition. She has been a member of the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy since 2016 and served as board chair since July 2020. 

Melissa Nilsson has more than 15 years of family law practice experience. Her legal expertise ranges from business and property valuation and division to child support, spousal maintenance, and custody and parenting time. Nilsson also drafts qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)—judicial orders that divide retirement or pension plans among divorcing couples – in neutral and non-neutral capacities. She was recently named Minneapolis Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America and Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year.

Congratulations to all honorees!