Ann Viitala has operated Viitala Law Office for twenty-five years. During that time she has focused on the areas of estate planning and family law, as well as serving as general legal counsel for numerous businesses and non-profits. Ann has advised hundreds of clients to assist them in protecting their families, pursuing opportunities and resolving disputes, building a wealth of knowledge and experience along the way.


Selected Writing, Presentations and Community Service

  • Editor and author, Minnesota Continuing Education’s Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families Deskbook
  • Presentations on estate planning for Minnesota Public Radio, The Minneapolis Foundation, and employee networks at General Mills and Target
  • Pro Bono attorney, Children’s Law Center, Immigration Law Center, Minnesota Advocates For Human Rights
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network Legal Clinics, Roosevelt High School and Edison High School
  • Coach, Minnesota High School Mock Trial team at Central High School
  • Founding Board member, American Indian AIDS Task Force, African American AIDS Task Force, and Equality Minnesota (later known as Project 515)
  • Past Board member, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, Forecast Public Art, District 202 and Minneapolis Police Civilian Review Authority
  • Numerous CLE Presentations on topics including Estate Planning, Ethical Considerations in Dual Representation, and Starting a Law Firm
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Completion of 40-Hour Mediation Skills Training
  • University of Minnesota – J.D.
  • St. Olaf College – B.A.