CAROLYN A. CADEM
Areas of Practice:
Divorce – Child Custody – Child Support – Domestic Abuse – Harassment – Post-Decree Issues – Child Protection
Carolyn A. Cadem provides personalized, strategic, and effective legal representation to her clients. Carolyn primarily focuses her practice on family law, including divorce, custody, child support, domestic abuse, harassment, post-decree issues, and child protection. Carolyn prides herself on being easy to talk to, understanding, and tenacious.
To Carolyn, her clients are not just “cases.” Carolyn’s clients receive compassionate, individualized attention and dedication. Carolyn always fights to protect her clients’ interests, while recognizing that often the most satisfying and sustainable resolution for them is often obtained outside the courtroom. Whether it is a complex divorce proceeding, or a modification of child support, when Carolyn takes on a case, her clients benefit from her legal knowledge, creativity, experience, personal investment, and her sense of humor.
Carolyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in both political science and criminal justice from Iowa State University. While a student there, Carolyn served as Vice President for the University’s Mock Trial Team. In addition to her studies, Carolyn worked with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carolyn received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Carolyn achieved early success as a Certified Student Attorney for William Mitchell’s Child Protection Clinic, where she represented parents involved in child protection cases in Ramsey County Juvenile Court. She demonstrated successful collaboration with county attorneys, guardians ad litem, case workers, and children’s attorneys to ensure outcomes in the children’s best interests. Carolyn was recognized with an Advocacy Award for her work with the Child Protection Clinic.
Carolyn also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Mary R. Vasaly in Hennepin County Family Court. Carolyn’s dedication to family law began early in her law school career as the lead law clerk for a prominent Twin Cities family law firm.
In her practice and personal life, Carolyn strives to be not only a positive role model, but a contributing member to her community. Carolyn previously coached a USA Swimming team for children ages 4-18 and hopes to continue coaching in the future. Carolyn also volunteered with Tubman Alliance, which supports and offers services to families in crisis due to domestic violence.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, boating, fishing, and spending time with her husband and children.