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Elizabeth M. Cadem

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Appeals
  • Civil Litigation


Elizabeth is dedicated to providing personalized, effective representation to her clients. She focuses on achieving the best outcome for the client through negotiations or, when necessary, in court. Her practice centers on family law, appeals, and civil litigation. She has particular experience and strength in family law appeals.

Prior to joining Burns & Hansen, P.A., Elizabeth served as a judicial law clerk in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District and at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In these positions, she became adept at efficiently researching, analyzing and writing about nearly every area of substantive and procedural law. She also gained a valuable understanding of the judicial decision-making process.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, running, traveling, music, volunteering and following politics.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Economics and English

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2016

Current Employment Position

  • Associate