Kristi Paulson is an experienced trial lawyer with over 28 years of experience in the courtroom. Kristi is a Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and a North Dakota Rule 8.9 Neutral in the areas of civil mediation, family and divorce mediation and arbitration. She brings her experiences, her civility and her professionalism to each and every client she meets. She customizes her approaches and works to meet individual needs.
Kristi Paulson has a history of helping people. And a history of proven results.
Kristi has successfully litigated high-profile and has had millions of dollars in recovery for her clients her the years in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, product liability, employment, probate, criminal, family, commercial and construction, and general civil and business litigation. In 2017, she was inducted into membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Kristi is also a past President and member of the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court.
She prides herself on not only her legal expertise, but her ability to draw on her life experiences and translate those to the situation at hand. Kristi is creative and committed, always seeking out the best result possible. She tries to never give less than 100% and has high expectations of herself and those around her. Kristi is nationally recognized for her expertise in online mediation. She conducts both in person and online mediations and arbitration, depending on party preference.
In addition to serving as a mediator and arbitrator, Kristi is the founder and President of PowerHouse Mediation and IPowerHouse.com, entities that train and teach mediation and advocacy skills to ADR professionals, participants, lawyers and others. Her communication and interpersonal skills are well suited to the online environment, given her years of addressing the unique challenges the online medium presents.
Kristi lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two children and her dog Dash and puppy Spencer. In her free time, she enjoys reading, public speaking, boating, beading, painting and art quilting.
America's Top Personal Injury Attorneys Martindale-Hubbel - AV Rated Lawyers of Distinction America's Top High Stakes Litigators Minnesota "Rising Star" Minnesota "Super Lawyer"
Appointed by Order of the Court, May 2021
Rule 114 Qualified in the State of Minnesota in the areas of civil mediation, family mediation and arbitration
Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court - January 2020, Reappointed
Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court - January 2020
Appointed by the Minnesota Mediation Services Bureau to the Arbitration Panel for the State of Minnesota
Rule 8.9 Qualified in the State of North Dakota in the areas of civil mediation, family mediation and arbitration
Named a North Star Lawyer in recognition of Community Service 2021, 2020, 2019
Southwestern Law Review December 2021 This article examines the changes in ADR as a result of the pandemic, offers insight into best practices for online dispute resolution and theorizes as to the future of online dispute resolution.
Minnesota Trial Magazine Spring/Summer 2021 A look at courtroom trends as we look back over the pandemic and ahead to the future as we begin to re-open and move forward.
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaFebruary, 2021 What to expect as courts work to deliver justice through the rest of the pandemic.
Bench and Bar of Minnesota May/June 2020 Remote work can be wonderful. It can also be filled with all kinds of unique challenges and requirements. Having done this for over two decades, Kristi shares thoughts and suggestions in the Remote Worker's Survival Guide article.
Kristi Paulson has participated in countless mediations and arbitrations over her trial practice career. She is Rule 114 Qualified in the State of Minnesota having completed the necessary coursework to qualify for inclusion on the list of qualified neutrals maintained by the Minnesota Supreme Court. She is Rule 114 qualified in both Civil Law and Family Law Mediation as well as Arbitration in the State of Minnesota and Rule 8.9 Qualified in those areas in the State of North Dakota.
At the Kristi Paulson Law and Mediation Firm, we specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Kristi Paulson Law Firm has been representing clients and mediating disputes for over 25 years and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. We have a history of helping people and have proven results. Call today to schedule a free telephone consultation or to book a mediation or arbitration.