Patricia Buss

Buss Law & Mediation, LLC

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55111


Alimony, Child Custody, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Elder, Family, Father's Rights, Guardianship, Legal Separation, Marital Property

Patricia Buss is an experienced family practice attorney and mediator. An Alternative Dispute Resolution provider, Pat is listed on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Roster of Qualified Family Neutrals.

Family law cases can arise in a number of different circumstances. While divorce and child custody are probably the ones that come to mind most often, they also include legal separation, parenting time (formerly called visitation), child support and grandparents’ rights.

Pat also handles guardianship and conservatorship cases, which involve having an “alternate decision maker” appointed for a person whose capacity to manage their own personal or financial affairs is diminished.

When working as an advocate (attorney) for a party involved in a family law matter, Pat believes it is important to first listen to the client, identify the legal issues involved and explain the available options. As the case proceeds, she gathers additional information and along the way educates her client about how the law and the client’s life issues intersect. Pat believes in helping the client make informed decisions while understanding the risks involved in their matter.

Contact Patricia Buss to discuss your legal matter today.

Pat Buss’ legal career began upon her graduation from William Mitchell College of Law in 1981.

In her 4 years as Assistant County Attorney in Scott County, she started out handling criminal, traffic and juvenile delinquency matters, as well as child support and paternity cases.

She then went to work at the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, where she continued to handle child support and paternity cases, along with day care and foster care licensing, child protection matters, mental health and chemical dependency commitments, vulnerable adult and adult protection matters, welfare fraud criminal prosecutions, public assistance eligibility appeals, and advised county social services personnel on data practices issues.

After 15 years working as an Assistant County Attorney, Pat yearned to work directly with the people whose lives were affected by the law. She genuinely enjoys the opportunity to listen to her clients’ concerns, explain the law and their options to them, and help them make informed decisions regarding the issues that will affect their lives.

Pat is also an Alternative Dispute Resolution provider. She has been trained and is listed on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Roster of Qualified Family Neutrals.

In addition to being an attorney, Pat is a divorced mother of two adult children. Therefore, she is no stranger to the struggles of divorce and co-parenting.

When she is not working, Pat enjoys being active in various social, church, political, and community events.

Buss Law & Mediation, LLC
1500 McAndrews Road West #213
Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone:  (952) 451-7588
Fax:      (952) 351-9231
Email:   [email protected]