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Ethne O. Hedren

Associate Attorney

Family Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate

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With over a decade of practice in Minnesota law, I understand that when individuals and families seek out a lawyer, they need a zealous advocate who will counsel them not only on the legal aspects of their case, but also the practicalities. You may be worried about dealing with the stress of a pending legal matter and concerned with the cost of hiring an attorney, at Martin & Wagner, P.A., we offer quality legal representation at a fair price.

Estate Planning & Probate

I have a wealth of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianships and conservatorships, debtor/creditor issues and orders for protection/harassment restraining orders. I diligently and competently provide clients with services while remaining conscious of each client's financial situation.

Divorce & Family Law in Minnesota

In the context of divorce and family law, I empathize with your circumstances and advocate for your needs while at the same time keeping you grounded. I strive to keep the costs to a minimum. I have successfully represented both men and women to resolve issues of child custody, child support, parenting time, paternity, spousal maintenance and property divisions.

Business Formation

I have also assisted many business clients, from the formation of their business through to litigation over unpaid bills and former employee disputes. Quite simply, my business clients appreciate that I can handle their legal needs so they can get back to running their businesses.

On a personal note, I am married with two children, a cat and a dog. I grew up in Williston, North Dakota, before it was a boomtown, and moved to Minnesota to attend college and law school. I met my husband on a blind date.

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning & Probate

  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Real Estate Transfers
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Probate of Estates
  • Debtor/Creditor Issues
  • Designation of Temporary Custodian

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody/Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • CHIPS and Juvenile Court Matters
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Orders For Protection

Business Law

  • Business Formation
  • Litigation
  • Contract Matters
  • Employment Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2003
  • United States Supreme Court, 2006


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate – 2003
    • Dean’s List
    • Dean’s Scholarship
  • St. Olaf College – Northfield, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2000
    • Double Major: English and American Studies
  • Studied in Israel, January 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Member, 2003 – Present
  • Elk River Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2013
  • Rotary Club of Elk River, Rotarian, 2007 – 2011
  • 18th District Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004-2008; President – 2008
  • Volunteer Attorney with Central Minnesota Legal Services – 2005-2014
  • Judge, MSBA High School Moot Court Competitions
  • Young Citizens Advisory Task Force, Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office - 2002

Past Employment Positions

  • Black Moore Magnussen, Ltd., Associate Attorney, 2003 - 2014
  • Jardine, Logan & O’Brien, P.L.L.P., Law Clerk, 2002 – 2003
  • Park Ranger, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 1998 and 1999

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