Lisa Watson Cyr

Lisa Watson Cyr

Location:
Oakdale, Minnesota
Phone:
612-254-6409
Fax:
651-731-5496
Email:

Lisa Watson Cyr has devoted her practice to the area of Divorce and Family Law since being admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1998. Her experience and depth of knowledge ensure that her clients receive the highest quality of representation in dealing with all aspects of family law matters including divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, marital and non-marital property, alimony, and paternity. She is an effective negotiator and skilled litigator, always keeping the best interests of her clients as her sole focus. Although Lisa believes her clients are best served by a negotiated settlement and strives to settle matters through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, she is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented hundreds of clients in court.

Lisa has been a guest lecturer at the Family Law Institute.

She has been named Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine / Minnesota Super Lawyers for the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Only 2.5% of all attorneys practicing less than 10 years or under the age of 40 years receive this honor. She was also named a Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.

Lisa has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for seven years. She is also AV Preeminent peer review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating. Her clients appreciate her commitment to helping families protect themselves now and into the future.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: Class Rank: 13/221 Cumulative GPA: 3.41
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1995

Representative Cases

  • Lundquist v. Lundquist, 2008 WL 2578722 Minn. App. July 1, 2008 (No. A07-1625)
  • Engelking v. Engelking, 2004 WL 1102337 Minn. App. May 18, 2004 (No. A03-1290)
  • Wilke v. Wilke, 2003 WL 1812432 Minn. App. April 8, 2003 (No. C1-02-1344)
  • Young v. Liu, 2001 WL 1568600 Minn. App. December 11, 2001 (No. C7-01-1077)

Classes/Seminars

  • Spousal Maintenance, Presenter: 2003 Family Law Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Named Super Lawyer, 2015, 2016
  • Named Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Family Law Section), Member
  • Ramsey County Bar Association (Family Law Section, Co-Chair), Member, 2001 - 2002
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Olive, Taber & Owens, P.A., Bloomington, MN, Law Clerk, 1996 - 1998
  • Olive, Taber & Owens, P.A., Bloomington, MN, Associate Attorney, 1998 - 2000
  • McCullough, Bowden & Cyr, P.A., St. Paul, MN, Shareholder/Partner, 2000 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ramsey County Family Court Legal Clinic, Volunteer attorney, 2003 - Present
  • Washington County Legal Assistance, Volunteer attorney, 2009 - Present