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Lymari J. Santana

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  • Community Involvement

As one of the founding shareholders of Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., Lymari J. Santana brings to the practice of family law over twenty years of litigation and trial experience, and a diverse background.  Lymari has been practicing law since 1994, focusing exclusively on family law litigation since 2000.  She co-founded Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C. in 2004.

Lymari has successfully represented clients in complex high asset and high net-worth divorce cases.  She is also experienced in effectively representing clients facing challenging and complicated custody, parenting time and financial issues in divorce cases, paternity cases, post-divorce modifications and enforcement of court orders.  Lymari excels in providing strong, dynamic advocacy for her clients, combined with efficient, creative legal services.  She is also a Qualified Mediator under Rule 114, which provides a cost-effective option for those parties looking for a neutral professional to assist them with resolving legal disputes through agreement.

Lymari has been listed in Minnesota Super Lawyers since 2007, and she was listed in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2012, and Top 100 Minnesota Women Super Lawyers lists in 2007 and 2009.  She was previously selected as a Minnesota Rising Star from 2005 through 2007 by Minnesota Law & Politics.  As a former partner with the WCCO News Radio Real Estate Hour, Lymari has been a guest on the live show to answer questions and speak about divorce and real estate issues. Lymari lectures frequently on family law topics for continuing legal education courses, and she has co-authored several published articles on a wide-range of family law issues.

Lymari received a bilingual education and she speaks, reads and writes Spanish as fluently as English.  She attended the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, on an Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and earned a degree in political science with honors in 1991.  After graduation, Lymari moved to Detroit, Michigan, to pursue a law degree at Michigan State University College of Law.  After graduating from law school in 1994, Lymari served as an attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) for nearly five years.  Initially, Lymari advised soldiers and their families on family law issues, tax issues, consumer law and wills and estates.  Lymari finished her military career after serving a tour of duty as a criminal defense lawyer with the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division.  In 2000, Lymari brought her litigation experience to family law when she relocated to establish a private practice in the Twin Cities.

Lymari has worked as a lawyer-volunteer for the Hennepin County Family Court Settlement Program.  She has also worked as a lawyer-volunteer for the Spanish LAW Clinics at Tubman (a non-profit organization), providing assistance on family law issues to individuals who have difficulty with speaking English or who do not speak English at all.


    Honors and Awards

    • Meritorious Service Medal, for Service as a Defense Counsel in the Army
    • Minnesota Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics
    • Selected, One of Minnesota's 25 On the Rise by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota
    • Minnesota Rising Stars
    • Minnesota Super Lawyers
    • Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyer
    • Top 100 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers
    • Top 100 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers

    • Detroit College of Law Graduate School Detroit, MI
    • University of Puerto Rico University Rio Piedras, PR
    • Best Law Firms 2021
      Best Law Firms 2021
    Community Involvement

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Volunteer, Hennepin County Family Court Settlement Program
    • Volunteer, Hennepin County Family Court Unbundled Legal Services
    • Volunteer, Spanish LAW Clinics, Tubman/Chrysalis
    • Habitat for Humanity, Law Day Law Clinics, MHBA law student mentorship program
    • Chrysalis Spanish Law Clinic
    • Volumteer, Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota, a program with Middle & High School students and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, United States Disctrict Court of Minnesota, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and Federal Bar Association of Minnesota, 10/2016 to Present
    • Past Member, West Medicine Law Community Club, Plymouth MN
    • Volunteer Attorney, Family Court Settlement Program, Hennepin County
    • Volunteer, Spanish LAW Clinics, Tubman/Chrysalis (provide instruction and legal assistance on family law issues to individuals who have difficulty speaking English or who only speak Spanish)

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