Rhonda J. Magnussen LLC
Big Enough To Win, Small Enough To Care

Rhonda Magnussen

  • Attorney Since 1989


Elk River, MN





Rhonda has more than 30 years of legal experience in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, as well as Central Minnesota. As an effective litigator, Rhonda has represented a broad range of clients in family court, probate issues, criminal proceedings, as well as civil disputes. She takes great pride in aggressively serving her clients interests. Rhonda is a Northstar Lawyer and Rule 114 Qualified Neutral.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1990


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1989
  • Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: English Language and Literature

Honors and Awards

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer (2013, 2014)
  • Minnesota Judicial Branch, Tenth Judicial District Friends of Pro Bono Justice Award (2012)
  • MSBA 2006 Pro Bono Award from Minnesota Judicial Branch, Tenth Judicial District
  • Volunteer with Central Minnesota Legal Services, Sure Hand Award (2010); Volunteer Attorney Award (2001)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee of General Rules of Practice (2014 to present)
  • Sherburne County Law Library Board (2014 to present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Delegate
  • Eighteenth District Bar Association, Past President (2004 - 2005)

Areas of Practice

  • Black Moore Magnussen, Ltd., 2001 to 2015
  • White & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1998 to 2001