Jana Aune Deach, Attorney


In her family law practice, Jana Aune Deach is a compassionate advocate for her clients and their children. Jana assists clients in a variety of matters, including:

  • Child support and child support modification
  • Spousal maintenance and modification
  • Complex nonmarital tracing
  • Complex property valuation and division
  • Custody settlement and litigation
  • Parenting plans
  • Premarital and postmarital agreements
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Appeals, trial, and motion practice
  • Mediation, arbitration, and evaluative processes representation

Jana is also a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, available to offer several ADR services to families, including family law mediation and financial early neutral evaluations.

Knowledgeable, responsive, and compassionate, Jana is committed to understanding her clients’ positions and works as an advocate for their interests. Whenever possible, it is Jana’s goal to move her clients toward resolution outside the courtroom, as this almost always results in the least detrimental effect upon the family. However, in situations where the parties simply cannot resolve an issue, Jana is fully prepared to represent her client’s interests in the courtroom setting.

Practice Areas

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Minnesota Chapter President-Elect, 2015-2016; President, 2016-2017; Past President, 2017-2018
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Honors & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-Present
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers – "Super Lawyers," 2010-Present; "Rising Stars," 2005-2009

Certifications / Specialties

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND, J.D., with distinction; "University of North Dakota Law Review," Symposium editor
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Alpha Theta

Classes / Seminars Taught

  • “Family Law 50: Property Cases and Taxes/Retirement Cases” – Family Law Institute, 2013
  • “Lump-sum Maintenance and Unequal Property Settlements” – Family Law Institute, 2013
  • “Retirement after 'Lee v. Lee'” – Family Law Institute, 2013

Board Membership

  • Moss & Barnett – Board of Directors
  • Mindekirken Foundation – Board of Directors

Community Involvement

  • Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights – Dignity and Empowerment Committee, Chairperson, 2012

Representative Cases:

  • Lauderdale v. Lauderdale, No. A14-0864 (Minn. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Hill v. Hill, No. A14-1752 (Minn. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Brooks v. Brooks, No. A12-0553 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Ellingson v. Ellingson, No. A09-1709 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Melius v. Melius, 765 N.W.2d 411 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Ellingson v. Ellingson, No. A06-1522, No. A06-1221 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)