Attorney Steve Dittrich
Family and community are important to Steve. He was born in Winona and raised in Albert Lea, Minnesota . After graduating from high school in Albert Lea, Steve attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota . While in college, Steve played on the college's varsity football team and joined the Army ROTC.
Shortly after graduating from Gustavus, Steve moved to Arkansas to continue his military service and start a career in retail marketing and management. While there, he met his wife, Andrea. After five years in the retail marketing and management field, Steve entered the University of Arkansas School of Law. Steve continued to be actively involved in the United States Army Reserves even while attending law school.
Steve and his family returned to Minnesota to be closer to family and friends after his graduation from law school in 1999. He began his legal career in Minnesota twelve years ago working as a family law attorney for Lawrence Downing. Mr. Downing was a highly regarded family law attorney with over thirty years of experience. After Mr. downing retired in 2010, Steve and attorney Amber Lawrence opened their own firm, which became Dittrich & Lawrence.
Even though Steve was busy practicing law, he served in the US Army Reserves, retiring in 2013. In 2003 and 2004 he was sent to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
The experience emphasized for Steve just how fragile life is. He has taken his experiences from Afghanistan and applied them towards his everyday life, enabling him to improve his personal life and his service to clients. Steve was eventually promoted to the rank of Major soon after his return from Afghanistan. His military background has given him particular knowledge about the issues relating to divorce where one or both parties are in the military service.
Steve believes in working closely with his clients in an effort to reach the best results for the client and his client's family.
Steve is retired from the army reserve after 22 years and has a LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Review Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- University of Arkansas (J.D. 1999)
- Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A. 1991)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Olmsted County Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- American Bar Association Member
- U.S. Army Reserve, 1991 - 2013 (Major)(Retired)