Andrew J. Laufers - Cordell & Cordell Minneapolis Divorce Lawyer

Andrew J. Laufers

Lead Litigator

Laufers_AndrewIn his years of practice, Andrew J. Laufers has learned something every day, which is why he keeps an open mind to new ideas and input from his clients.

“The attorney may know the law, but the client knows the case and the parties,” Mr. Laufers said. “It is important to explore all options and keep your mind open because that will lead to the best result.”

Mr. Laufers enjoys the opportunity to work with and assist those involved in family law cases that often occur during the most disruptive time in a person’s life.

“I like the feeling of accomplishment when a client is satisfied,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Laufers is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Mr. Laufers graduated with a major in biology from the University of Minnesota at Morris. He received his juris doctor from Hamline University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Mr. Laufers has been practicing law since 1997. He started his career practicing general litigation, including family law, and worked as a part-time public defender. He has almost exclusively practiced family law since arriving in the Twin Cities in 2004.


Mr. Laufers is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, and Ramsey County Bar Association. He previously served as president of the local bar association during his time in southwestern Minnesota.


Mr. Laufers was recognized in 2011 as a Minnesota Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

He is also rated on Martindale-Hubbell.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Mr. Laufers is a frequent contributor of divorce articles to


Mr. Laufers is active in his church and sings in the church choir. He also was an Eagle Scout.


"I have been working with Andrew for a few months now, and I wanted to let everyone know the absolute professionalism and client service he has provided.  Andrew’s experience has allowed him to provide guidance, focus and comfort in a most difficult time. He is a black and white dude who knows what he is doing, and he is smart. I could not have made a stronger choice to represent our future."
"Andy does excellent all the way across the board. He definitely tells you what you can and can’t do or what will work and what won't. He doesn’t beat around the bush or lead you down the wrong path just to bill you extra. He will just be up front with you."  
"I’m extremely happy with Andy. He has done a great job so far and he’s truly extraordinary!"
"No complaints here! I think Andy is doing a darn good job. He always follows up and he always explains everything well. I am very satisfied with him."
"It was pricey, but you get what you pay for.  Andy was very smart, and I was confident everything was being handled appropriately.  He was also very friendly and made the situation as comfortable as possible. ..."
"Andy has been so responsive. He set up a mediation for yesterday afternoon and we were able to settle everything. He picked a good mediator who knew her stuff. Andy really did a fine job!"
"Andy has been pleasant to deal with so far.  He seems to knows his stuff, which I appreciate. Right now we're still in the information gathering stage, but things appear to be moving along."
"Andy and I have had some good discussions so far. He is easy to talk to; he's a good listener. He stays calm even when I rant."
"Andy has explained everything to me in detail. He's really made things for me. Andy has been working hard trying to get things figured out for me and has gone above and beyond. He's been excellent! Andy is very professional! Cordell & Cordell as a whole has been excellent!"
​"It's so much knowledge to take in but Andy was able to give us the information in a way that we could go about doing what we needed to do.  I can't think Andy enough."

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